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What looks to be an official General Motors service bulletin for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has leaked out onto the internet thanks to spy shooter Chris Doane's Facebook page. The image above clearly shows what we assume is the nose of the next-generation sports car – more specifically, the front brake cooling deflector kit installation information. From the line drawing, it appears as if the 2014 Corvette will feature a familiar front profile with tall fenders that slope inward to the hood. Speaking of the hood, aggressive air inlets dominate the bodywork toward the front. The car's trademark gills look to have grown in size as well, with a dramatic inset tucked just behind the front wheel well.

From what we can see, the 2014 Corvette will abandon its low and wide headlamp arrays for more vertical pieces that extend well into the lower fascia. The face looks good, even in black and white. And while there seems to be more than a little Ferrari influence in the design, you certainly won't hear us complain.


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      Thipps
      • 2 Years Ago
      now designers get to listen to "oh it looks like a viper" or Ferrari or they totally stole that from the GTR....its all about proportions and the subtleties of the lines and surfaces. trust me you wont be flattered from an engineering line drawing....ever. Just wait till you see the car in person. and enough with this "it looks like" think of how subtle the differences in our faces truly are and how big of an impact they have on our appearance. Welcome to car design
        davebo357
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Thipps
        I'm with Thipps. You can find slight similarities between Corvettes and Ferraris of just about any generation. Having more vertically-oriented headlights is more of a trend in most sports cars than specific to any one manufacturer.
          Jaybird248
          • 2 Years Ago
          @davebo357
          No, the original '53 Corvette was a mishmash of euro and American jet tube design, powered by a Chevy stovebolt 6 hitched to a 2-speed automatic. It sold like the dog it was and if Ford hadn't countered with the T-Bird and Zora Arkus Duntov hadn't been hired, there'd be no C7 today.
          Mr E
          • 2 Years Ago
          @davebo357
          Wasn't the Corvette originally made to be an American Ferrari anyway?
      Saint Zero
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like they went back in time for their design cues. I like this. The new headlights look good.
      AlphaGnome
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the latest issue of Car & Driver might be onto something with their Corvette article.
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Am I the only one excited about the C6 going down in price used when the C7 comes out?
        Doug Danzeisen Sr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @thedriveatfive
        No, I think this is a very good thing to those who don't need to have the latest and greatest to have a wonderful ownership experience. Ten times more practical than buying an aging German model that is likely to have expensive electronic gremllins rear their head after purchase.
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @thedriveatfive
        I don't think you're alone there. The funny thing is is that it's just now that the C6 is finally starting to grow on me. I respected the car, but could not stand the way it looked, and now I'm like "dang, that is one sweet looking ride". I would take one in convertible or coupe form if I could, so I too welcome seeing them come down in price. A Corvette is still a Corvette, regardless of how old it is.
      SteveM
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm digging it - I think this will be a real nice looking car... lust worthy!
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      When and where will we see the final product on display?
        TCBRacing
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gtv4rudy
        1/13/13 http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-news/new-cars/news-2014-chevrolet-c7-corvette-to-debut-in-january Google broken at your house?
          Vinuuz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TCBRacing
          more like brain broken inside the head?
      dan1malk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes. So many of the other renderings give the front such awkward proportions. This is much better. I can't wait to see it!
      Pininfarina
      • 2 Years Ago
      So GM designers shamelessly copied Pininfarina design again - how original... especially given how important the Corvette is for GM. It's rather sad.
        Firefly
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Pininfarina
        ...I guess they figured it was okay, since GM developed the magnetorheological shock fluid used in many Ferrari suspensions
      Lucky Vanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Actually excited for the gen vette just hope the design can distance itself from the Uncle Molestti image the current vette personafies.
        SteveM
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lucky Vanos
        I'm a Vette owner and should be offended at your "Uncle Molestti" remark... but jeez it's really pretty funny... I know lots of other Vette owners, I really don't think there is an overabundance of "Uncle M" at the car shows I've been at. Now let's talk about those Mustang owners... ;-)
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dreading the day I see the rear end and if it looks anything like a Camaro back there :(
      ShoeGameSic
      • 2 Years Ago
      This stuff about being a Ferrari rip off or a viper rip off is insane... This is a typical evolution of design characters that bagan with the C-3..
        fly by wireless
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ShoeGameSic
        Meh, It's not like the Germans, Italians, Japanese, etc. aren't "borrowing" from American designs. Heck, the first thing I thought of the new Enzo replacement was: corvette! The hood and greenhouse look very vette in the renderings.
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