Everyone is excited about the next generation Chevrolet Corvette C7 and General Motors has released images of the new redesigned crossed flags emblem to wet fan’s appetites. The official debut of this model is set for the Detroit Auto Show press days, specifically scheduled for Sunday, January 13. It seems like people can’t wait to start talking about it until then though.
“The all-new, seventh-generation Corvette deserved an all-new emblem,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “The new Crossed Flags design reflects the character of the next Corvette. The flags are much more modern, more technical, and more detailed than before – underscoring the comprehensive redesign of the entire car.”
As we all know the Corvette C6.R is going out as a champion and hopes are set high for the Corvette C7 to be better, faster and even more impressive if that is even possible.
Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer feels that it is. He comments, “Winning the ALMS championships with the Corvette C6.R, against prestigious competitors from Ferrari, Porsche, and BMW is the perfect send-off for the sixth-generation Corvette. The seventh-generation Corvette will build on that success,” Juechter continued. “With the new Corvette, we set out to build a world-challenging sports car with design, refinement, efficiency and driver engagement that is second to none. The result is a truly all-new Corvette. There are only two carryover parts from the C6 used in the C7 – the cabin air filter and the rear latch for the removable roof panel.”
The Corvette C6 will still be available for purchase until December, but you should get your orders in by the end of this month, especially if you have specific options you want. The General Motors Bowling Green, Kentucky plant will produce these models until February and then they are going to shut down for six months to get retooled for the new 2014 Corvette C7 model.
Source General Motors