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Where No Vette Has Gone Before?

Nov. 2, 2012

Chevrolet has announced that the next-generation Corvette sportster will break cover in January next year at the Detroit car show.

General Motors says the seventh edition of the cult car is completely new. Details of the shape and mechanical specification are sketchy and no spy pictures have yet been seen. The company has so far shown only a new, modern interpretation of the crossed flags logo used since the Corvette was introduced in 1953.

The redesigned 2014 Corvette is likely to be a little shorter and considerably lighter than the current car, with an upgraded, more comfortable interior.

The Corvette is traditionally powered by a gutsy V8 engine and that is unlikely to change although industry watchers say a smaller V6 unit may be in the pipeline as an option.

A total of more than 1.5 million Corvettes have left the production line since the car's inception. Production of the current Corvette model is scheduled to end in February 2013.

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Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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