Chevrolet 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Fans of classic Americana, here's yet another anniversary to keep in the back of your mind: 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette. And, while we don't have to tell true Corvette aficionados this, here's another interesting little nugget of knowledge: the original version of Chevy's iconic sportscar came equipped with a six cylinder engine.

Where are we going with all of this? According to Autoweek, there is a distinct possibility that a downsized six cylinder engine will be offered in the next generation (C7, for those keeping track) of the Chevrolet Corvette, and there's an apparent push to try and get the car out the door in time to celebrate the car's 60th anniversary.

Yes, we know a downsized engine for the Corvette isn't exactly the newest rumor 'round the block – we've been hearing whisperings about the C7 'Vette since before the C6 model went public – but with the recent revelation that Saab had been working on a transmission for a twin-turbo V6-powered Corvette, it's worth sharing once again.


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  • The Corvette vision concept is unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago, IL Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The vehicle will debut as the character 'Sideswipe' in the upcoming DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures release, �Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.� The vehicle was dreamed up by the Corvette designers at GM and is influenced by the original Stingray race car introduced in 1959. The movie will feature four new Chevrolet characters and open in the United States on June 26. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)
  • The Corvette vision concept is unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago, IL Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The vehicle will debut as the character 'Sideswipe' in the upcoming DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures release, �Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.� The vehicle was dreamed up by the Corvette designers at GM and is influenced by the original Stingray race car introduced in 1959. The movie will feature four new Chevrolet characters and open in the United States on June 26. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)
  • General Motors Vice President Global Design Ed Welburn unveils the Corvette vision concept at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago, IL Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The vehicle will debut as the character 'Sideswipe' in the upcoming DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures release, �Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.� The vehicle was dreamed up by the Corvette designers at GM and is influenced by the original Stingray race car introduced in 1959. The movie will feature four new Chevrolet characters and open in the United States on June 26. (Photo by Tyler Mallory for General Motors)
  • The Corvette vision concept is unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago, IL Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The vehicle will debut as the character 'Sideswipe' in the upcoming DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures release, �Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.� The vehicle was dreamed up by the Corvette designers at GM and is influenced by the original Stingray race car introduced in 1959. The movie will feature four new Chevrolet characters and open in the United States on June 26. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)
  • The Corvette vision concept is unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago, IL Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The vehicle will debut as the character 'Sideswipe' in the upcoming DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures release, �Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.� The vehicle was dreamed up by the Corvette designers at GM and is influenced by the original Stingray race car introduced in 1959. The movie will feature four new Chevrolet characters and open in the United States on June 26. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)

[Source: Autoweek]


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