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Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:21 pm

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Looking at these photos, it’s evident the wheelbase of the Corvette will change. The wheels, particularly in front, are clearly off-centered in this C6 body shell being used as a test mule. This indicates a longer wheelbase which could return a more comfortable drive character. The photos also suggest a narrower layout.

Production of the C7 will begin in 2013, and the car launches as a 2014 model.

That dramatic increase in spending has led to speculation that the Corvette could be in for a major facelift. Reports have suggested a seven-speed manual transmission could be offered. It’s also possible that the 6.2-liter V8 could be downsized, perhaps to about 5.5 liters. The current V8 in the Corvette ZR1 employs supercharging, but twin-turbocharging has also been rumored as a future technology. A V6--perhaps reinforced with some kind of forced-induction and making a high output--has also been generating considerable chatter among Corvette fans.



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Re: MMXIV

Postby Shadow » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:58 pm

How can they be sure that the front wheel isn't turned to the left a bit? Unless the car was traveling rapidly when the photo was taken...
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Re: MMXIV

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:15 pm

If anything, it looks like it's turned to the right.
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Re: MMXIV

Postby Shadow » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:25 pm

AHTOXA wrote:If anything, it looks like it's turned to the right.


Yeah, good call. That's what I meant to say.
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Re: MMXIV

Postby Squint » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:09 pm

Optical illusion! It's turned whichever way you want it to be turned.
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Re: MMXIV

Postby six » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:12 pm

A seven-speed twin-turbo Corvette? I'm down. :mrgreen:
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Re: MMXIV

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:15 pm

In that context, I'm actually up.
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