Critics have long taken delight in bashing the Chevrolet Corvette for the sports car's sub-par cabin execution, but the latest teaser for the C7 seems to indicate the next generation machine will bow with much nicer materials. The quick teaser video below shows workers whipping around massive swaths of leather, stitching hides together with contrasting thread and plenty of carbon fiber trim. This is all excellent news. The latest teaser joins a spate of videos showing snippets of the upcoming halo car from General Motors.

We've already seen what it took to bring the car from concept to reality and what the vehicle's gauges will look like, but we'll have to wait a bit longer to get our eyes on the finished product. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is set to receive its world debut on January 13 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Stay tuned. In the interim, check out the latest teaser video below below.



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      moderate fringe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't think critics take delight in pointing out this thing had cavalier quality interior. Just pointed out the obvious. Better than lying or minimizing like Motorweek. Maybe they'll fix it. Camaro seems nice except the cheesy steering wheel and instrument panel.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interiors should comfortable , neither reflective nor distractive.
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vette interiors used to be lustworthy. Go to a car show and look inside of late 1950s up through 1967. See the big speedometer and gauges? The really nice dash? Then the gen 3 cars, starting in 1968 took a dive and gen 4, starting with 1984, took on the Rubbermaid persona we all now hate. Gen 5 and 6 are actually a step above what gen 4 was IMHO. The new one looks like it may put concerns about Fisher Price being stamped on the parts to rest. I really like how he says the interior is where you experience the car, BINGO. Common sense? Actually very uncommon for years. Keep the rubber side down!
      wanna
      • 2 Years Ago
      it's about time. I always wondered how people felt about paying $50k+ for a great car but with the interior of a 1980 chevy cavalier
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      There goes your bargin sports car. Look for a starting price of $75k.
        RampantFury
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        Thats what happens when people constantly complain about the interior!
      FuelToTheFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      The interior is the last thing they need to worry aout. Normal people don't care if a car's interior is soft touch or not, unless it's a Bentley. What they need to focus on is bringing the Corvette to the 21st century. In order to be successful in today's day and age, a sports car needs to have AWD, a turbocharged engine, and a dual clutch transmission. The Cirvette has fallen far behind the GT-R in the sports car game. The GT-R will make the Corvette its b*tch on just about every track possible.without the 3 afermentioned things, the next Corvette will be a failure.
        davebo357
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        I guess you're just trolling but I assume you realize both the current ZR1 and Z06 are faster around the Nurburgring than the GT-R. I hope you're not expecting a base model C7 to be faster than a car twice its price. I do agree a DSG would be very impressive but I wouldn't expect a ~460hp car for $50k to have one.
        Buzzskyline
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        At Laguna Seca both the Corevette and SRT Viper are faster than Ferrari 458 Italia, Lexus LFA, Audi R8 GT, Porsche GT3 RS, and Nissan GT-R, despite the lack of dual clutch and AWD, and the Viper is NA. http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1212_2013_chevrolet_corvette_zr1_srt_viper_gts/viewall.html
        transam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        To each his own. There are plenty of AWD, turbocharged, dual-cluthed choices out there. Leave the Vette alone, you obviously would never consider one, so why bother posting. Thanks for chipping in.
        RGT881
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Not true. Normal people want a pleasant interior ambiance composed of seeing, touching and feeling. You're plain wrong. Do research or talk to any market researcher.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        [blocked]
      vizcarmb
      • 2 Years Ago
      Major fail. Did you see the head rest.? Its like putting lipstick on a pig. Just put some damn Recaros already and be done with it.
        Brex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vizcarmb
        The Corvette's interior is a major fail because you briefly saw a head rest that didn't appeal to you? btw, "major fail" is, like, so 2008.
        IBx27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vizcarmb
        It's almost 2013 and you're still saying 'lipstick on a pig?'
          Gorgenapper
          • 2 Years Ago
          @IBx27
          I'm more disturbed by the fact that someone is putting lipstick on a pig in the first place, and for what purpose I don't even want to know.
      Spartan
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM should do what Nissan did with the GT-R and the Egoist trim. People should have the choice whether to pay for a better interior. Just because the magazines rag on the interior doesn't mean the buyers care. My parents have a 2008 C6 and could care less about the interior.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you want the iconic sports car to have a Cadillac interior, expect a weight gain and price bump. Remember the Corvette team uses balsa wood/polymer sandwiches for the floor as just one example, because it helps reduce the weight just that much more. There is a reason the Cadillac CTS-V is so heavy, and the same engine Corvette is so light. Personally, what I love about the Vette is that a non-CEO regular Joe can afford to buy and operate a vehicle that has super-car performance levels. Who has the time to gently stroke the dash when you are pulling around a G in turns, smoking 315mm tires, and generally driving a sports car as a sports car is meant to be driven? And who wants a $15K more expensive 3,800 pound Corvette, just so you can putz around the neighborhood at 25mph rubbing your cheek against the dash stitching? IMO its fanbois of other makes that know they can't argue with the performance of the Corvette, so they try to find fault elsewhere, and dash-stroking is the only thing left to them.
        mikemaj82
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        I didn't realize that the average Joe looked at $60K sports cars.
          davebo357
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mikemaj82
          When we can get them used for $20k we sure do.
        Hazdaz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        Quite frankly, you're full of sh!t. The notion that a car has to have a shitty interior to be light or cheap is one of the lamest excuses I have ever heard. Its that kind of backward ass thinking that allowed Detroit to fall as far as they had. There are $25k cars out there now that have better interiors than what has been supposedly "acceptable" in the Corvette for decades. GM should be praised for the fact that they seem to be investing in a truly world-class interior in this new Vette. Here's a clue for those that don't get it... A poor-fitting, cheaply made interior does not have to weigh any more than one made of high quality materials built to high tolerances. A saggy, I'll fitting seat does not have to cost more than one with a good design. When cars like the Focus ST have some of the industry's best seats in a car that is quite budget friendly, people should be able to see that quality =/= high costs.
          cgm9999
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Hazdaz
          Thanks for the desperately needed perspective, I thought I was taking crazy pills there for a minute.
          Tina Dang
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Hazdaz
          lol I love you Hazdaz... go ahead and keep it real
      jfa1177
      • 2 Years Ago
      if the Silverado is any indication of things to come then the Corvette will be thoroughly underwhelming.
      Duck
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can anyone name another vehicle with somewhat close to the performance of a Vette within say $10K selling price that has a NICER interior? My neighbor had a Lotus Exige, and its basically an empty loud droaning tin can. The Vette by contrast has just about everything soft-touch, excellent ergonomics, power everything seats with lumbar support and automatic ingress/egress assistance, dual-climate control, heads up display, surround sound audio system, yada yada yada. My sister's Ford Cobra certainly wasn't nicer. Haven't spent much time in a Viper, but I'd certainly take a Corvette interior over the Viper's just sitting in it (and visibility to boot). Its certainly a HUGE improvement over the old NSX, which has an interior that looks like its straight out of an 80s car. So what exactly are people trying to compare the Vette to? To a BMW M-3 luxury-sport? To a Porsche 911 Turbo? To a $250K Ferrari? None of those are competitors. Help me understand WHAT competitor to the Corvette has ever had a nicer interior. Just one.
        Hazdaz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Duck
        I'm not even a fan of the car, but the GT-R has an interior that blows the Corvette away, and offers crazy performance with a (relatively speaking) low-ish price. A base 911 can be had for Corvette money and has an interior that doesn't scream Fisher-Price. And again, I'm not even a 911 fan. Hell, GM's own CTS as well as the ATS have world class interiors, and with the ATS they are doing it at a competitive price AND do it in a car that is lightest in its class. Tlhe interior in Chevy's own Cruize is better than what the Corvette has. They seem finally ready to make amends for years of shitty Corvette interiors, so its comical reading posts of people trying to defend the current design. 011313 can't come soon enough.
          davebo357
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Hazdaz
          He asked for cars within $10k. A base 911 is $79k (almost 30k more than base Corvette) and has 345hp/288lbsft compared to the Corvette's 430hp/424lbsft. I don't think there's any question that the C6 is "old GM" so just like the new Cruze and ATS are better than older cars, I expect the C7 to raise the bar also. I'm looking forward to the new design, but not having a penguin-skin shifter boot never made driving my Corvette any less fun. Although now that I hear myself say that... I kinda want one.
        Radwon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Duck
        The Exige isn't really something to compare the Vette to. It's a racer with a very modest interior to suit but it's made that way. Mustang and Viper interiors have no excuse. I'm not really sure the Vette has any competition if you only want to spend say $60k. It's a true bargain so I guess you get the interior that suits. Still, they can do better. It's not until you get to the +$100k range (Z06 or ZR1) that you have to ask yourself do you want a 'balls to the wall' Vette or a normal Porsche 911. I suppose it's a personal preference but I would take the Porsche on any normal day and the ZR1 if I was feeling a bit wild. Still the Vette would have to have a interior someone comparable to the Porsche to justify the $$$, not just the performance enhancements.
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Radwon
          The ZR-1 has always had an upgraded interior compared to a regular Corvette. http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll177/Runnn69/ZR1-Interior.jpg Personally though, I find the ZR-1 no more interesting than a Ferrari. Neat, but I'd never look forward to owning one, as its priced so far out of my range.
      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      One simple thing here. DO NOT USE A STEERING WHEEL THAT IS ON ANOTHER GM CAR!! Corvette interior's have always just looked like slightly higher end Cruze or Cavaliers or Malibu's.. Look at the new Viper for inspiration if you have to (I realize its to late to change things, but that's the new benchmark in domestic interiors I think)
        TrueDat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        the last thing on my mind when I'm pulling over 1G through the mountains is the f*cking steering wheel..
          Kuro Houou
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TrueDat
          Hmm, funny, thought the one thing connecting your hands to the road you might actually car about. Guess your the guy pulling 1G off the side of the road though when you should have been on a track :)
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