• Jul 9, 2012
Whoops. No matter how hard an automaker tries to keep its future products under wraps – both literally, in the form of heavy cladding and swirly paint jobs, and figuratively – all that effort can be undone with one faulty click of the mouse.

Such is the case with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The final design of the so-called C7, due to hit the market as a 2014 model, has mostly been kept under lock and key. Automotive supplier Omega Tool Corp., though, has inadvertently revealed what appear to be digital renderings of the car's front fascia and the metal tooling used to mold it.

Granted, the pointy-nosed face of the Corvette was all but a forgone conclusion, considering that every 'Vette has been blessed with such a beak since the late 1960s. Still, any sneak peek at the C7 Corvette is worth taking a good long look at. Not surprisingly, the video was removed from the web shortly after it went up... but not before a full spate of screen shots were captured. See for yourself in our high-res gallery of screen shots above.


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      Muttons
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Jalopnik's source was pretty much spot on... http://jalopnik.com/5858683/exclusive-this-is-the-2014-chevy-corvette
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Muttons
        Lol. Yeah not bad! I still think their renderings look a little too GTR-ish. I really really don't think they should go with the Camaro inspired tails. That's terrible.
          Ron
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joejoe509
          Agree completely.. Those tail lights are full of fail.
        Ron
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Muttons
        yep... looks like they nailed it.
      ACURA23CL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Steve is gonna lose his job. Oh the other hand....this looks great! I can't wait to see a Viper vs. Corvette Showdown, especially now that we know the nose looks like this!
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Corvette is looking more and more like a Ferrari with each version, not entirely a bad thing...but how about showcasing a unique American design.
      high.speed
      • 2 Years Ago
      Someone is in deep trouble right now, front is looking good though.
      GoSpeedRacerGo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm more interested to see if GM finally gives it a respectable interior. Please do not copy the Camaro or the GTR; this should have a serious interior.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GoSpeedRacerGo
        They've already said that the C7 will have an interior that will be better than the C6. What that means is anyone's guess, but improving on the C6 isn't gonna be that hard. GM wants to sell more Corvettes in Europe, so an interior upgrade is a given.
          design eye
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          I'm curious to see how they'll differentiate the interiors of the standard Vette from the ZR1...they don't have to go to the Opel studios for better talent, trust me. I also don't think corvettes will ever sell that well in Europe, no matter how good they are.
      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a lwak here as GM since they have gone throught the Bail out has kept pretty tight on the no hints of anything till at least 16 months out. The ATS is a good example of how quiet they are keeping on new products. Now before the bail out they had to rely on miking things along to try to raise capital. The C7 was leaked already last fall and the guy who did got in trouble. Might want to note the C7 is a short term car and they are already laying plans for the C8. That is the one that will get big changes. The C7 will be an improved C6 with a world class interiror for once.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @scott3
        You don't mean the oft-rumored MR Corvette, do you? I thought that rumor had been permanently debunked.
        Radwon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @scott3
        NO WAY! A world class interior? How long have we been waiting for that 1970? Glad to hear it and would be very happy to see it. I always felt that was the biggest thing letting it down considering the driver spends most of his time on the inside. Also, something tells me that Omega is going to be renegotiating it's contract real soon.
      109AllTheTime
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm just excited to see some actual news on the C7, as opposed to just speculation. I'm ready for this thing to come out already!
      Mike Fernandez
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car is going to be amazing! Can't wait to own one.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      The fact that the C7 is about a YEAR away is going to make this a pretty big issue between GM and Omega. GM is usually pretty decent about keeping its next-gen cars hush-hush, so its not going to sit very well when one of their very own suppliers spills the beans. And its the front fascia too, which is typically one of the more important pieces in terms of styling.
      F1
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow..so far so good, looks like its going to have bigger bulges over the front fender. looking forward to some more vette viper wars in the future.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        mawhalen53
        • 2 Years Ago
        So many stereotypes fulfilled, surely you're trolling?
          Hazdaz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mawhalen53
          Don't feed the trolls. Chances are he doesn't even have a damn driver's license and we are wasting our time trying to debunk his lies? Pointless - he just wants attention.
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 2 Years Ago
        Well the name fits. you should use more acronyms, we would really take you seriously then. SRSLY.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        Standard Vette costs a fair bit less than a GT-R.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'm actually going to try reason the absolute crap you just typed as a poor excuse for a comment. Please tell me how magnetorheological shock absorbers, 4 lobe roots supercharger, carbon ceramic brakes, and track optimized 5 way stability control are anything but 21st century technology? For that matter, multicylinder engines, air filled tires, disc brakes, and pushrods are technologies of the 20th, not 19th, century. Seeing that the latest Corvettes tie or beat your beloved GTR stock for stock, I guess that means GTR performance is 18th century too. Those horse drawn carriages definitely top out at 200 mph, corner over 1 G, and do 0-60 in 3 seconds. 17th century reliability? Have you ever had to replace the shattered transmission on a horse after using launch control? Do a carriage's differentials suffer from overheating after some hard laps? Looks like the 17th century reliability of a Corvette as you said isn't such a bad thing. And if a caveman were to choose between a GTR and Corvette, he would much prefer the easy peasy that only has 2 pedals to master and does most of the driving (a foreign caveman concept) for him.
        Mike Fernandez
        • 2 Years Ago
        You're a moron. Please don't participate if you're an ignorant buffoon. Thanks, The Internet
        Rayvan
        • 2 Years Ago
        Must be rough for GTR owners. Getting beaten by a POS with 19th century technology, and 18th century performance. Not to mention, the launch control that ruins those ultra reliable transmissions.
        Muttons
        • 2 Years Ago
        Ring times 2012 ZR1 - 7:19:63 2011 GTR - 7:24:22 So, not exactly for the WIN I guess... Amazing what all that outdated tech can do. And if the Vette had decent seats it would probably shave a few seconds there too.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Muttons
          Proof that the GM was modified, please. Post your SOURCE, not your opinion.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Muttons
          The Pilot Sport Cup tires are available fresh out of the factory. And they are (just barely) road legal tires that are still a few rungs down from being racing slicks. And it's funny you mention GTR because it's known their runs have always seemed a bit dubious. Especially with the first record of 7:29, everyone else who ever attempted that bone stock wound up doing at least 10 seconds slower.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Muttons
          [blocked]
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Muttons
          I THINK I read the the ZR1 one they used to set that time had a rollcage or something like that.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        Aww, theboyracer. Only 6 more years before you are old enough to actually drive, no need to have a temper tantrum. Although at the rate you are being paid by the Japanese government in order to flog their automotive products, you should be able to afford the next NFS game in a couple months How else would you get a chance to drive GTRs and laugh at American cars but from the 8" lunchbox TV you stole from a garage sale?
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        These cars appeal to slightly different demographics I'm afraid. They can both exist in the same world. Now... If I were given $100K and asked to choose a sport car. I would also choose the GTR - but I wouldn't scoff at the guy who chose the ZR1. It's also a good choice. But chances are... he's about 20 years older than I am. See what I'm saying?
          Thipps
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joejoe509
          Im 25 and without missing a beat i would take the zr1. Nothing inspires me about the GTR other than its spec sheet
          Pj Taintz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joejoe509
          yeah if i had the cash first viper than vette
        • 2 Years Ago
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      TheDarkKnight
      • 2 Years Ago
      What really annoys me about you guys "Leaking" vehicles under development by auto manufacturers is that you completely ignore the fact that there are people putting their hearts and souls into developing products that should be shown for the the first time, completed and polished. The way that the people who created them intended for them to be. While I understand the excitement about future automotive products coming to the market I think that people these blogs should really refrain from "leaking" things like this. I would much rather see the new Corvette (if this IS the new Corvette) completed and under the show lights like cars were unveiled before the Internet made everyone a corporate spy. The more I see these things leak the less respect I have for sites like these.
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TheDarkKnight
        Spoilers can ruin movies. But they generate excitement and publicity for things like cars and iPhones. With a new Viper and a newly awesome Shelby out there (not to mention Chevy's own Camaro ZL1), the Vette needs a fresh headline or two to remind us of what's coming. If you don't like it, don't click on it.
          TheDarkKnight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joejoe509
          You're an idiot. Read my post again. This is about the people who work their butts off only to have some moron with zero integrity ruin their vision receiving its proper dues. Don't understand that,don't comment on it.
          joejoe509
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joejoe509
          DarkKnight - Obviously your intelligence is so far above mine, but I don't see the harm in seeing some bits and pieces ahead of time like a trailer to a highly anticipated movie. I've seen several trailers to the Dark Knight Rises and I am even more excited to see it. Further, I fail to see how letting us peek at the front bumper "ruins their vision". As if they might as well shut down the program because we happen to get a glimpse of a computer generated image of one part of the car. You really need to get over yourself and start enjoying life. Zero integrity? Chances are, Chevy asked this company to leak this to generate some publicity. Apple did the same for their phones. Automakers routinely offer shadowy glimpses of their car months ahead of time. Ford and Ferrari do it pretty often actually. How is this any different? If you have a problem with that, go talk to Chevy or better yet just sit in your dark corner muttering to yourself. Name calling and general rudeness to me and others is completely uncalled for here, bucko.
        Goatman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TheDarkKnight
        Autoblog doesn't pry your eyes open and force you to read the posts with spy shots in them. Just skip over the posts, some people are really interested in these photos and why should they not be reported on because some people don't like them. Whether I see this rendering or not has no effect on the team of designers and engineers that have been working on these cars. Honestly, the only true judgement of a car and it's design is out in the sunlight on the street, not in a photo, not on a stage under stage lighting, and not half covered in camo, or a computer rendering. Unfortunately we don't all have the chance to see all these cars in person.
          TheDarkKnight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Goatman
          My point exactly, so what's the point of showing parts before you can see the thing completed. Do you people actually have any intelligence at all?
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TheDarkKnight
        I know, they should be the only news outlet to ignore it. Once it's out there your screwed by your readers if you don't.
        ACURA23CL
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TheDarkKnight
        While I agree with you, because I work in the development end of Honda, and see early 3D development data like this and would never leak any of it, put yourself in the shoes of AB. My guess is the potential hit rating of the content they post is considered heavily, and I'm willing to bet that spy-shots are one of the most viewed content on this site. I know it what I look for when I get onto AB. I know you and I (maybe...) would sit on this content, but AB has ad dollars to make!
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ACURA23CL
          Why do Hondas products of late suck so much? Why is the Civic so bad?
          TheDarkKnight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ACURA23CL
          Your view makes sense for sure. I agree with you. I just wish there were other ways for these sites to make their money. In a perfect world I suppose.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TheDarkKnight
        hahah i love the "heart and soul" part... any publicity is good publicity bud, last thing i would do is feel sorry for the design teams at GM
          TheDarkKnight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Bobby_Sards
          Well kid, you have zero integrity. Glad you exist
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