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Oct 18, 2012 (6:08 am)
"The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette — the seventh generation of the sports car — will debut on January 13 on the eve of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, General Motors confirmed on Thursday.
The 2014 Corvette will be significantly overhauled.
GM did not issue any teaser shots of the car, but revealed the Corvette's new Crossed Flags emblem, said to "symbolize the new car."
#1170 of 1310 Re: Vette logo unveiled [steve_]
Oct 18, 2012 (7:40 am)
I'll be anxious to see that debut.
I still remember the articles in Motor Trend during the 1970s, which would always feature a photo of the mid-engine showcar/prototype with the title, "Is this the 197X Corvette?".
For some reason, it sticks in my mind that the magazine ran that same headline with accompanying photo at least three or four times!
#1171 of 1310 Re: Vette logo unveiled [keystonecarfan]
Oct 19, 2012 (5:54 am)
Wasn't that 197X Corvette also supposed to have a rotary engine?
#1172 of 1310 Re: Vette logo unveiled [lemko]
Oct 19, 2012 (7:15 am)
At first, but GM abandoned its rotary engine project. Even after GM abandoned the rotary engine project, Motor Trend ran photos of the same mid-engine prototype/showcar, but said it would have the conventional V-8.
#1173 of 1310 Re: Vette logo unveiled [keystonecarfan]
Oct 19, 2012 (11:54 am)
The '75 Monza 2+2 was supposed to have a rotary, but it got shelved at the last minute, I think for emissions reasons. The center hump in a '75 Monza is huge because of it, and the '76's was much-reduced. I like the detail styling (small differences) in the '75 better though. Two high school friends had them as new cars--V8's--and I thought the styling was terrific, although the rear seat was the most ridiculous rear seat I'd seen up until a coworker's Honda Prelude.
Oct 24, 2012 (10:52 am)
The teases keep dribbling out.
"There's an all-new generation of General Motors Co.'s legendary small-block V8 just around the corner and it's a major deal. Not only is the LT1 6.2-liter version unveiled here today the power plant for the coming C7 Corvette, but a high-volume version of this V8 architecture extends to the pending new generation of GM's pickups launching in early 2013.
Enthusiasts concerned there might be turbos or downsizing or some sort of general retreat in engine performance can rest easy: The new LT1 6.2-liter V8, which still uses an overhead valve design with pushrods and two valves per cylinder, makes a good bit more power than the LS3 V8 it is replacing. "
Chevy Unveils New LT1 Small-Block V8 (Inside Line)
Oct 24, 2012 (10:53 am)
#1176 of 1310 LT1 part deux
Oct 27, 2012 (4:05 am)
another LT1? weird. I sure did like the 5.7 liter LT1 from the 1990s vettes & z28s... I suppose that will be the "old LT1" now that we have a nice new LT1.
#1177 of 1310 feel good news department
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2012 (5:23 pm)
"General Motors Co. and its Chevrolet brand said Tuesday the company has donated 50 Chevy Silverado full-size pickups and Express cargo vans to the American Red Cross to help its recovery efforts in wake of superstorm Sandy."
GM donates pickups, vans to Red Cross to aid Sandy recovery efforts
"General Motors Co. said Tuesday it has produced 1 million GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox vehicles since their debut in 2009 as 2010 models.
The small SUVs have been big sellers for the company, as combined sales of the two vehicles in the small SUV segment have grown every year, doubling from 138,248 in 2009 to 283,491 sales in 2011."
GM announces production of millionth GMC Terrain, Chevrolet Equinox (both links from the Detroit News)
#1178 of 1310 Re: feel good news department [steve_]
Oct 30, 2012 (6:12 pm)
>...the [GM] has donated 50 Chevy Silverado full-size pickups and Express cargo vans to the American Red Cross to help its recovery efforts in wake of superstorm Sandy."
That's a true US company.
I Don't find anything about what Honda and toyota donated to the disaster.