Leaked Corvette Bumper Unconfirmed but Cease and Desist Suggests Otherwise

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Perhaps you’ve seen the recent reports about leaked photos of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette’s bumper. While still unconfirmed, a cease and desist order AutoGuide received today from a law firm representing Omega Tool Corp. demanding that the images be removed is a strong indicator of where there truth may lie.

Is this confirmation that the images are real thing? Not necessarily, but it sure feels like it. The pictures in question were pulled from a video that can still be easily found hosted on YouTube. Both a computer animated and actual version of the new front end are shown in the clip.

Given how frequently speculative renderings surface online, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that the video wasn’t an accurate representation of what to expect on the upcoming model.

That still might be the case, but such a stern warning makes it seem like there’s a solid chance the pointy new beak Omega is designing will be on display at the Detroit Auto Show next January.

While re-publishing the images here would be like teasing the Hulk, describing a memory can’t hurt. The pictures show a much pointier, more angular front clip than the current model. A front lip juts out from the middle left and right, further complimenting the new sharper nose.

The mouth might also be set to grow, and if the images end up being accurate it looks like the 2014 Corvette will be more aerodynamic with a more blade-like nose. Finally, flared fenders that are especially pronounced at one of the angles lend a look that throws back to Stingray days.

Hopefully, for now, Hulk no smash.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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