2014 Corvette to Get Evolutionary Design, No Split Window, 6.2L V8 Standard

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. X09CH_CR084 (United States)
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. X09CH_CR084 (United States)

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.

[Source: GMI]

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  • Paul Paul on Nov 09, 2011

    Hopefully the 6.2L will have direct injection. Eight speed automatic? A direct injected 7.0L for the Z06 would be nice.