A few months back, several CAD images were leaked online revealing a few interesting pieces of the 2014 Corvette C7’s development. One of them happened to be an image of a Stingray logo just behind the vents next to the front wheels. Those who were paying attention seemed both surprised and delighted that the Stingray Corvette would be making a comeback, and we have shared that emotion.
Now, a recent report from Car & Driver continues to tell us that the Stingray nameplate is coming back, and will cradle the much-rumored 5.5L small-block V8 in its engine bay. There’s also talk of highly extensive carbon fiber use to meet “aggressive weight targets”, and that even the base model Corvette will feature aluminum frame rails, and Michelin Pilot Sport tires. In every regard, GM is upping the ante for the quintessentially American sports car, which will be revealed officially in just over a month from now.