If you want a closer look at what went into designing and building the interior for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, we've got just the thing. General Motors has released a new video detailing the cabin's evolution from conception to execution, complete with commentary from Ryan Vaughn, performance car interior design manager with Chevrolet. The quick clip details how manufacturing, engineering and design within General Motors worked together from the first sketches to ensure no compromises had to be made later down the line. How novel.

With plenty of hides traced with contrast stitching and available real carbon fiber trim, the cabin looks to be a few hundred miles ahead of the C6. Given how readily critics derided the previous generation for its cabin, the C7 should make writers work a little harder to find something to complain about. Check out the video below for yourself.


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      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      I need to "get back on the wagon" from my New Year's resolution to not read car site forum posts....few facts, mostly hatred based comments...useless.
        Tone
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TopGun
        Never read an internet forum for objectivity or fact. This is a world of anonymous 6'6", muscle-bound ladies-men.
      keet
      • 1 Year Ago
      while better than the C6 interior (not hard to accomplish), i question a video where a sewing machine get more screen time than the interior itself
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am liking what I am seeing so far. The inside of the C7 looks like a vast improvement over that of the previous generations. As for the posters comparing it to Ferraris, Porsches, and Audis? Well, I'm willing to bet that none of the cars in question are within their price range, so I have a hard time taking their little critiques all that seriously. If it were feasible for them to own a $50k sports car, that can out perform much more expensive exotics, then they'd probably change their tune in a hurry. Instead of complaining about its steering wheel, or that its interior isn't on par with that of a Ferrari, they'd likely be tickled to death that a Corvette can beat it at a fraction of the price. That's my .02.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks nice.
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      So... this is a 450hp sports coupe with (presumably) exceptional handling, updated exterior styling, vastly improved interior styling and materials compared to the previous generation, and surprisingly decent fuel economy and practicality (see the rear hatch area)... all for roughly $50k (estimate). Maybe $55k. I don't see anything wrong with that. Is there something wrong with paying $55k for a car that approaches the power and performance of cars costing several times more? Are people more interested in how it looks as opposed to how it delivers in terms of driver satisfaction? I understand that looks are important, but from what I can gather from the commentaries, the controversy is mostly over the car's black-colored vents and the loss of the classic round tail lights. So who are people trying to impress when they buy this car? Other Corvette fans? Car fans in general? The unwashed masses? Your wife or mistress? What ever happened to buying a car to enjoy for yourself?
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      I need a test drive and some time behind the wheel. I have never owned a Chevy and if it half as good as it looks it will be my first. Fingers crossed.
      zdehnert
      • 1 Year Ago
      You need to look at this video in context. The earlier versions of the Corvette did have some rather lackluster interiors. Lots of lower quality plastics and a real mass produced GM vehicle feel to them. I think what they are trying to do with videos like this is reach out to people who think the Corvette is interesting, but were put off by the poor quality of the interiors. It's nice that GM has decided to put some actual thought, and hopefully some real quality materials in to the interior of the Corvette. That is the part that the owners will be interfacing with all the time after all. The interior by itself is not going to change your opinion of the car if you don't like the Corvette in the first place, but I'm thinking it will tip a number of people who may have been on the fence before. I can only hope that GM will take their new found dedication to improving the driver/passenger interface and spread it around to the rest of their product line. The Camaro could really benefit from a major re-think and quality upgrade if it's interior.
      f_you150
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still a cheap POS Chevy. Want a real sports car? Buy a Ferrari.
        riserburn99andre
        • 1 Year Ago
        @f_you150
        The POS Chevy that eats Ferarri's
        iviegatron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @f_you150
        I bet you can't even afford this "cheap POS Chevy."
          • 1 Year Ago
          @iviegatron
          [blocked]
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @f_you150
        Yeah, I would rather spend $250k on a "real sports" that doesn't even come with a manual transmission. /s The air must be really thin where you are at.
      Gator
      • 1 Year Ago
      The C5 is still a better car. The exterior styling of the new Vette is terrible!!! I rather have a Chrysler , and I hate Chrysler.
        RampantFury
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gator
        Everywhere i look, more trolls!
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gator
        Wow, that's a pretty random comparison if you ask me. Unless by Chrysler you mean a much more expensive SRT Viper.
      VDuB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is that a Volt steering wheel? Chevy, please see Mercedes E63 steerling wheel.
        VDuB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        Sarcasm much? My point was, it looks like an entry car steering wheel. No crap it\'s not the same. Should I have said Cruze? Give me a link to the E63 steering wheel will ya?
          Tone
          • 1 Year Ago
          @VDuB
          Your \"point\" was a poor one. Another try-hard.
          ryanandrewmartin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @VDuB
          And you're not making a point, Tone. You're simply telling everyone you disagree with that you're right and they're wrong. What room do you have to call anyone out on not making a point?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        [blocked]
      Taint
      • 1 Year Ago
      So now they think stitching = nice interior. Do you see why they went bankrupt? We can surely see why in the new malibu and silverado. Old ideas at GM. And they had the nerve to mention this cheap interior is better than the R8 and 911.
        TopGun
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Taint
        As crazy as this is, on what do you base your opinion that this interior isn't as good as the R8 or 911? At the Detroit show, the XTS interior was every bit as good as the A8s - I recall AutoBlog stated the XTS interior was the best interior you'd find in a car less than $100,000.
          Taint
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TopGun
          Ive driven the 911, and can assure you this interior will not touch that or the R8. If the vette interior looked like the XTS, I wouldn't be "hating" or "trolling" or whatever adjective is used to describe telling the truth.
          ryanandrewmartin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TopGun
          Look at ALL OF those tiny, plasticy buttons...
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      The interior looked extremely good at the auto show, better than I expected for a car like this in this price range. For the performance and looks for $60K pretty nicely loaded I really don't see what there is too complain about. Comparing it to $120K plus Porsches and Audis is a little ridiculous.
        CadiVetteFerrari
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Thank you! Exactly my point. If it cost as much as those cars, I'd say fine. Let's be honest, as much Chevrolet might preach it, NOBODY is cross-shopping 911s and R8s with Corvettes. And that probably applies for the Cayman/Boxster and the Corvette, too.
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