This is a unique opportunity to view the seventh-gen ‘Vette up close on the road. Check it out.
A handful of speculative renderings and spy shots of the guts of the C7 in a C6 shell aside, we haven't seen or heard anything of the seventh-gen 'Vette. Now, completely out of the blue, a YouTube user has posted a clip of the car out on the road dressed in heavy camouflage. Unfortunately it was filmed with a mobile phone and shot without turning it sideways, but its thirty seconds worth of footage of a car that to date has been kept under very close wraps.
At the rear, the quad pipes are packed close together unlike the current model, and as suspected the video shows the C7 to be a front-engine RWD sports car. The base model Corvette is slated for 2014 and is expected to be revealed at Detroit 2013, with the ZR1 trim level following sometime later. GM's design head Ed Welburn has previously indicated the C7 could have a split rear window a la the 1963 Corvette. A pushrod V8 engine with direct injection and variable valve timing has also been rumored as has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V8 and a more efficient seven-speed manual transmission.
The new Chevrolet Corvette C7 is scheduled to be built at the American automaker's plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.