Chevrolet’s New Corvette C7


Silver 2015 Corvette

This seems to be a fairly exciting year for motor companies to introduce their new masterpieces, like Chevy and their unveiling of the new Corvette C7 and Corvette Stingray.

The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors (GM) that has been produced in seven generations The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is known for naming the car after the type of small warship called a corvette, Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette is currently being manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The next-generation (C7) Corvette had been in development since 2007. Originally set to be introduced for the 2011 model year, its introduction was delayed for 3 years. It was finally released for the 2014 model year.  There was multiple ideas for a mid engine layout with all wheel-drive.  But kept it front engine with rear wheel drive.

The new Corvette has a great choice of options to trick out the new generation.  The base model vette, 1LT, starts around $53,000 and the high end vette,Z51 3LT, starts at $65,000.

“The new vette has some new upgrades that are sick as hell,” said Eric Neuber senior

2014’s new Corvette C7 marks the seventh generation of an iconic sports car backed by 60 years of tradition. And the Stingray is designed to challenge every expectation. Executed with beauty and proportion, every millimeter of Stingray serves its purpose. The shapes of the vehicle transition smoothly from soft curve to crisp edge. Air flows effortlessly to reduce drag and optimize performance. Increased downforce keeps the vehicle planted, while working exterior vents create a new breathing experience to reduce lift and create minimal drag. The advanced ventilation systems help airflow from front to back, cooling critical components to improve vehicle handling. It has a fairly stunning design that adds to it’s racing characteristics.

“The new Corvette C7 wasn’t really what I was expecting! In a good way! I’ve been trying to keep up with the new unvails and new articles about the ‘vettes.” Matt Peterson (12)

Sporting a newly designed 6.2 liter v8 and 455 horses under it’s hood, the new C7 tops the less new C6. Also having 460lb of torque helps create those memorable burnouts throughout the car’s life. The sleek edges and curves aren’t just for show like mentioned earlier. They serve the purpose of aerodynamics and to help create down force for easier handling at high speeds. Image is a lasting factor and the ‘vette seems to have gotten it down.

“The new look grabs attention but lacks emotion; though meant to capture a younger audience, the changes don’t necessarily make the car more youthful. This could prove to be this generation’s only significant flaw.” David Undercoffler (Orlando Sentinal)