C7 Corvette fascia

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.