The seventh-generation Corvette, more commonly known as the C7, will begin production in the third quarter of next year and will be sold as a 2014 model. Rumor now has it that when it makes its debut, Chevy will offer it with a twin-turbo V6 powerplant. This could be the first time for a six-cylinder Corvette since a handful of the original models were equipped with them at the very beginning of the Corvette’s storied history.
It wouldn’t entirely be a surprise for Chevrolet to equip its Corvette with a turbocharged powerplant, given the performance gains and aid in fuel efficiency turbocharging has to offer. Reports are also saying that the turbocharged engine may not make an appearance until the eighth-generation model, the C8, when Chevy plans for a more radical design change.
[Source: The Detroit Bureau]