Rumors be damned say the folks at GMInsideNews, who are reporting that the next-generation (C7) Corvette won’t get a 5.5-liter V8 engine, nor will it receive a retro-styled split-window design.
According to their sources within the company the next generation Chevy sports car will be evolutionary in its design, with a bit more European flare. An optional split-window design hasn’t been ruled out, but it’s also highly unlikely.
Finally, the Corvette is expected to deliver an interior on par with its performance, while a large center display screen will be a part of the cabin makeup. Initial plans for a Cadillac CUE-style system have, however, been scrapped.
Perhaps most interesting is news that a 6.2-liter V8 will be offered as standard, rather than the rumored 5.5-liter, which Chevy has been running in its Corvette race cars. A 7-speed stick shift (much like the new 2012 Porsche 911) will, however, be a part of the package. Look for the 2014 Corvette to launch some time in 2013.