We have been talking some about the Corvette recently, and we plan to highlight it in more in upcoming posts. It seems that talk about the upcoming model of the Corvette is all the rage right now.
Chevy is debuting the new model of the Corvette (only the 6th update to this classic car since its original debut in 1953) and the new model is said to be much easier to handle than its ancestors.
Throughout the years, Chevy has tried to fashion the Corvette after several overseas models that handle much better than the Corvette was ever known to, but it never could keep up with foreign competitors.
Even though the most recent version, the C6 (which debuted in 2005) had a smaller body-frame than ever before, and carted the same powerful V-8 that the Corvette is known for, Chevy couldn’t seem to boost its overseas sales numbers.
The C7 (scheduled to debut next January at the Detroit Auto Show) is a clear shot at the international luxury/sports car.
The C7 (seen through a few leaked spy shots) doesn’t seem to have taken a radical diversion from the C6, but what’s not seen may be more important than what our eyes are catching.
The rumors are saying that all new materials are being used for the C7 model; in conjunction with some advanced manufacturing techniques, the world will soon see a lighter, sleeker, much more aerodynamic Chevy Corvette.
Under the hood the Corvette boasts a 6.2 Liter LT1 engine that will offer a minimum of 450 horsepower.
So what do you think? Do you think the new Corvette will be able to keep up with international competitors like Lamborghini, Porsche and Ferrari?
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Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.