Jalopnik’s Exclusive: This is the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
The exclusive images you see here, derived from hours spent secretly poring over the sheetmetal of two seventh-generation Corvettes, show the next step in the supercar’s iconic evolution. These aren’t photos, but this is absolutely the next-generation Chevy Corvette in ZR1 trim. GM so doesn’t want you to see these.
Love it or hate it, the Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon. For most of its 60 years, the ‘Vette’s shown that a commodity-focused U.S. automaker can confound expectations and compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. The seventh-generation Corvette — or C7 Corvette — as fan-boys and GM insiders call it — is designed to further confound those expectations.
These renderings were derived from hours this weekend I (and our designer) spent in secret, poring over the completely uncamouflaged sheetmetal of two versions of the next-gen Corvette. With limited time, we decided to, rather than show you the first one, a base level Corvette, we focused our rendering efforts instead on the high-performance ZR1 trim level.