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Corvette C7 Evolution

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Coupe

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Coupe

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Some things are best off staying the same. The basic Corvette formula - long magnificent hood, a minimal two seat passenger area and a short rear deck - has served the Corvette well and continues in 2014.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Coupe

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Coupe

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Revisiting the Past

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Debut

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Debut

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The past glories of the Corvette name was on display January 13, 2013 when the C7 was introduced. From the top there is a 1972 big block followed by a 1954 model. After the red C7 there is a 1966 big block and a 1987 convertible. To the left are 2013 and 2001 Corvettes

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Evolution

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Evolution

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Above from left to right: 1954, 1966 (w/big block), 1972 (w/big block), 1987, 2001 and 2013 Corvettes salute the 2014 C7. Below, the same cars in the opposite order.

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Evolution

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Evolution

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1963 Corvette C2 and 2014 Corvette C7

1963 Corvette C2 and 2014 Corvette C7

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that GM would make available press photos of the 1963 Corvette along with the new 2014 C7. It was in 1963 that the public was first able to purchase a Sting Ray model. Above: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 with a 1963 Corvette and with a '54 below. 1953 was the first year for the Corvette and 1954 featured the same body style.

1954 Corvette C1 and 2014 Corvette C7

1954 Corvette C1 and 2014 Corvette C7

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Return of the Stingray

GM has a habit of reaching into the past when it comes to assigning product identities; recent use of the Z06, Grand Sport and ZR1 monikers come to mind. So not a lot of people were surprised when the 2014 Corvette was introduced as the Corvette Stingray.

1959 Sting Ray Racer

1959 Sting Ray Racer

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1959 Sting Ray Racer

1959 Sting Ray Racer

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The name first appeared in the Bill Mitchell inspired 1959 Sting Ray Racer.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe

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The term "Sting Ray" (note the two words) was first introduced as a model designation for the 1963 Corvette (above) and served as a label thru the 1967 model year. It was given a rest in 1968 but then returned to service in 1969, this time as "Stingray", a single word. The label was last seen on 1976 Corvettes.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Emblem

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Emblem

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Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Emblem

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Emblem

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1959 Sting Ray Racer Emblem

1959 Sting Ray Racer Emblem

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For 2014 GM decided to go with "Stingray" - one word - as seen on 1969 thru 1976 Corvettes. The term and the emblem was first seen on the 1959 Sting Ray Racer on the side near the where the exhaust pipe exited (right). Above and below: the 2014 emblem which appears on the 2014 edition just aft of the brake cooling outlet.
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Emblem

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Emblem

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1959 Sting Ray Racer, 1963 Sting Ray and 2014 C7 Stingray

1959 Sting Ray Racer, 1963 Sting Ray and 2014 C7 Stingray

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Press photograph from GM at the 2014 C7 introduction offers a view (from left to right) of the 1959 Sting Ray Racer, 1963 Sting Ray Coupe and 2014 Stingray.


The Corvette Coves Continue!

(Well, sort of)

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

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The cove, a now famous Corvette styling element, first saw use in the 1956 Corvette. It was an immediate hit and contributed significantly to the success of the Corvette as a styling masterpiece. The cove remained through the C1 generation which ended in 1962. Pictured is a 1957 Corvette cove.

C5 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

C5 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

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Above: The cove concept took a break for the C2, C3 and C4 generations, returning in a more updated and subdued form in 1997 with the C5.

C6 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

C6 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

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A muted and more angular cove continued for the C6.

C7 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

C7 Chevrolet Corvette Cove

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The C7 offers styling elements that honors the 1956 trendsetter by hinting at the past while at the same time presenting a look that is thoroughly modern and capable of carrying the Corvette well into the future.


2014 Corvette Photographs


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