Corvette C7 to Be Much Sharper

It seems that General Motors is planning to up the ante on all fronts once again with the upcoming C7 generation of the Corvette. The current C6 generation brought a radical change in the ‘Vette’s bloodline, being able to challenge European rivals in terms of sheer performance and the Americans seem determined to take this one step further with the C7.

As unofficial reports showed, GM might adopt a mid-engined layout in order to close the segment gap between the Corvette and European competitors, such as Ferrari. (in fact, the idea is not new at all). It is clear that the company has big huge plans for the upcoming generation of the ‘Vette, as the company is planning to invest $131 million in the Bowling Green facility in order to prepare it for the production of the C7 generation.

The C7 Corvette will enter production in 2013 and General Motors wants the car to become a serious player on global markets. Thus, the vehicle will also come with an interior that will offer a higher level of quality, as this is the weak link in the C6 chain.

However, there’s still one big question that remains: the powerplants. The industry is racing down the downsizing pathway, but ditching the V8s for forced induction V6 units would ruin the image of the ‘Vette. Of course, the beefy version will most certainly keep their eight cylinders, but a V6 engine would be a a risky move, even for the entry-level versions.
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