One of this year's most anticipated vehicles is the all-new Chevrolet Corvette.
Any time there's a generation shift for a Corvette it's a big deal and we reckon that the C7 is probably the biggest shift in quite sometime. With its revamped styling and all-new interior we're psyched.
And we haven't even gotten to the substantial mechanical changes that will — once again — make the Corvette a highly desirable product from the perspective of value and that "fun to drive" factor. Since the debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show there's some holes to fill yet, one of which is simply how much power this bad boy will pack.
At the show we were informed approximately 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. And the latest images seem to indicate that those approximations were dead on.
A Corvette forum picked up on the General Motors' media site featuring a .pdf document that DOES NOT list the power as "estimated." It is the full banana. Now power is listed at 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque for the coupe, meanwhile the convertible chalks up 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
Question is: is this "leak" the real deal or still approximations?
PDF documents (images below) about the C7 Corvette have turned up on GM's media site and if the specs on the the C7 coupe sheet is final (which they appear to be since they no longer have 'est.' [estimated] next to the numbers), then we now know that the 2014 Corvette has official HP and torque figures of 455 HP and 460 LB-FT.