Chevrolet confirmed today that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 will make its debut on Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2013, in Detroit. To launch the countdown to 1.13.13, Chevrolet is showing the new Crossed Flags logo for the new 2014 Corvette.
“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.”
The new Crossed Flags logo was unveiled at Road Atlanta, where Corvette Racing celebrated a sweep of the 2012 production-based American Le Mans Series GT championships.
The C7.R is expected to make its racing debut in 2014.
“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,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer.
“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.”
GM said more than 100 variations were considered before the final design was selected.
A website counting down to the launch has also gone live - http://www.chevrolet.com/one13thirteen.html.
- By: Omar Rana