The Vatican elects a new pope about once every 10 years.
Coincidentally, or not, reborn Corvettes follow the same cadence. Speculation about the next high priest of the Milford proving ground has consumed the faithful for the past few years, only intensifying in the lead-up to the car’s official reveal at this year’s North American International Auto Show. Now, weeks before the silk comes off, we have sleuthed out all the important secrets of the seventh-generation Corvette, a.k.a. C7.
Chief engineer Tadge Juechter and his team spent 2007 developing a radical mid-engined Corvette. Alas, their undisclosed discoveries, GM’s bankruptcy, the melting of the polar ice cap, and other negative vibes have again moved that revolution far into the future. So C7 is an evolution of the C6 design, albeit a comprehensive one. In keeping with tradition dating to 1955, a front-mounted pushrod V-8 will power this sports car. But fret not, Vette brethren: the C7 news that follows is good enough to induce cold sweats in Zuffenhausen.