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  • rm1280 rm1280 Jan 17, 2013 3:30 PM Flag

    The 2014 Corvette - drooling allowed.

    From Forbes.."It’s fine for Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and others to work on hybrid and electric powertrains for their sports cars and—who knows—maybe a future Corvette will have that technology too. But for now, a Corvette is not a Corvette without a burly V8. Period. It is the heart and soul of a ’Vette, an inextricable part of the car’s history since 1955.

    Chevrolet has already announced that the C7 Corvette will be powered by the first version of an entirely new generation of V8 engines codenamed LT1. It will have 6.2 liters of displacement and Chevy pegs preliminary output at 450 horsepower and 450 pounds-feet of torque. It should be good for 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds, Chevy says. Just as important, it will be the most fuel-efficient engine ever offered in a Corvette, beating the current model’s 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

    Corvette sold only 13,164 units in 2011. C7 sales are expected to be around 30,000 units per year from 2014."
    I'll take one in red or white or blue or black or purple or pink, just not green. And don't talk to me about putting a seventh passenger in a rear facing seat. Rip, you could have waited for this instead of getting a second S! This 'Vette even has a chance of making old guys sexy again (maybe).

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