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2014 Corvette Spied!

• Greg Migliore via AutoWeek.com
  Photo by: BRIAN WILLIAMS/BRENDA PRIDDY & CO.
  Photo by: BRIAN WILLIAMS/BRENDA PRIDDY & CO. Photo by: BRIAN WILLIAMS/BRENDA PRIDDY & CO.
  Photo by: BRIAN WILLIAMS/BRENDA PRIDDY & CO.
 
 
 
Now that the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera has been revealed in the flesh, all enthusiast eyes are turning toward General Motors, where the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has assumed the mantle of the most anticipated future product in the car world.

Yes, America does still build rocket ships, as Chevy likes to say, and the C7 promises to live up to that hype. Spy shots of the car offer several clues as to how the next-gen Corvette will differ from its direct predecessors yet perhaps draw on the car's singular heritage.

Looking at these photos, it's evident the wheelbase of the Corvette will change. The wheels, particularly in front, are clearly off-centered in this C6 body shell being used as a test mule. This indicates a longer wheelbase which could return a more comfortable drive character. The photos also suggest a narrower layout.

In back, there's a quad exhaust configuration, though intriguingly, the outer two pipes are capped off. That could have a variety of implications.

Corvette also sells the C6 with two frames, one made of steel for the base versions and an aluminum frame for the Z06 and the ZR1. It's expected that the C7 will go strictly with aluminum.

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