2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

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    2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero
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    November 15, 2012


    The precisely sculpted design of the all-new 2014 Corvette delivers more than just stunning good looks – every line, vent, inlet and surface has been optimized for performance.

    “The all-new Corvette integrates more high-performance aerodynamic features than ever before, many taken directly from Corvette Racing,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “For example, the front grill and radiator flow paths reduce lift, improving vehicle stability at high speeds by keeping the car pressed to the pavement. In addition, functional vents increase track capability by channeling air to the brakes, as well as heat exchangers for the transmission and differential.”

    To develop the aerodynamic package, engineers started with data gleaned from years of on-track, high-speed performance from the Corvette Racing program – the most successful program ever in the American Le Mans Series and the 2012 GT Class champion. These techniques were applied to the production car using some of the industry’s most advanced computer-aided modeling programs to predict and track airflow over, under and through the new Corvette’s body.

    “Its sculpted design excites in all the ways that a Corvette has for six decades, with elements carefully shaped in the wind tunnel to increase airflow potential and improve cooling for a system that is as efficient as possible,” said Kirk Bennion, Corvette exterior design manager. “It’s said that form follows function, but in the case of the aerodynamic 2014 Corvette, form and function work cohesively to produce beautiful purpose.”

    Chevrolet will introduce the 2014 Corvette on Sunday, January 13, 2013.

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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    I'm VERY excited to see this. I have never owned a 'Vette and likely never will, but I have always admired them.


    It's too bad that the world is coming to an end 3 weeks before its unvieling.


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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    So the question is... Whats the CD?

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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    that is why i posted before it has to equal or better the 458 ferrari in aero to help at the race tracks.
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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    Time for some screen captures





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    Told you so. Jalopnik is wrong. The have some of the very basic elements close, but they were duped by a smart GM marketing team.

    Good job, GM and Chevrolet Corvette team!

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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    Is it long enough to have a really great cd?
    Audi a6 has a .26. Can it beat that?
    IMO Vettes have always gotten great hwy mileage due to their low frontal area and low rpm cruise.

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    We need more screen grabs...My computer won't let me do it right now...Especially around 7 sec. and 26 sec. The latter one shows the wing/ spoiler. boys ad girls...

    Do not be fooled by the blanket-covered tester at the beginning...The Corvette marketing team is still using a lot of tricks too mask the real look of the car. That rear end/ 3/4 area is NOT that big...a couple of other strategically placed cardboard and foam. They even added some blurriness and tape in all the right places in the far-off image of it rolling backwards.

    Where is Monaro SS when we need him?

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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    Quote Originally Posted by YupYupYup View Post
    Told you so. Jalopnik is wrong. The have some of the very basic elements close, but they were duped by a smart GM marketing team.

    Good job, GM and Chevrolet Corvette team!
    Except those arn't the car and Jalopink is very very close. This comes from someone who HAS seen the car and was a part of a merket study group GM pulled together. DC has confirmed that the render is close some of the angles are wrong and the real car flows much better. He has also said it's not going to scream Vette...

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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    I'm VERY excited to see this. I have never owned a 'Vette and likely never will, but I have always admired them.


    It's too bad that the world is coming to an end 3 weeks before its unvieling.


    LOL!!!


    I keep playing the sound of it over and over and over and over and over... Where's my a/v cord. I need to hook my laptop up to my tv and turn it up really loud.
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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    That exhaust sounds nasty. I love it!!!

    The C7 is going to be far from a C6.5. The C6's chassis had so much potential already that GM didn't have to start from scratch. Obviously there are going to a lot of changes and tweaks to the chassis, taking and building upon the best from the C6, but it's a testament to how well engineered the C6's bones were.

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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    Quote Originally Posted by YupYupYup View Post
    We need more screen grabs...My computer won't let me do it right now...Especially around 7 sec. and 26 sec. The latter one shows the wing/ spoiler. boys ad girls...
    How's this?



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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    Can't wait for the reveal. Gonna have to TD one when they come in for sure.
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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    I'm praying for nicer headlights.
    AWD wagons
    The Opel Astra and VW Scirocco need to be in North America.
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    Re: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is all About the Aero

    Why the two threads with the same video?

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