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[News] Next-gen C7 Corvette gets 700HP

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Next-gen C7 Corvette gets 700HP

General Motors’ VP of global product development Jim Queen has spilled the beans on one of GM’s most crucial future models. In an interview with Motor Trend, Queen said the next-generation C7 Corvette will retain a naturally aspirated V8 engine but will develop up to 700hp in flagship form. Also, rumors of an AWD version are said to be false.


The major focus of the project will be to increase the efficiency of the drivetrain. “We’re working hard to get that power onto the pavement,” Queen said, adding that weight and weight distribution are the keys. Most of GM’s upcoming large RWD cars are moving to its new Zeta architecture, however, the new Corvette and its Cadillac XLR sibling will be based on a unique platform.

Source: MotorAuthority.com
 
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UPDATE: After conferring with Motor Trend and finding the original source, it's clear that GM's Jim McQueen did NOT say the C7 Corvette will produce up to 700 hp. The original article's author, MT's Paul Horrell, merely extrapolated on his own and made an educated guess that the C7 might produce that much power, probably considering that the C6 SS would already be producing in the neighborhood of 600 horsepower. The stuff about no all-wheel drive and maintaining a unique platform still stands, though.
 

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