We have the Z06, the ZR1, and for those of us who's last names aren't Buffet, Romney or Gates, the Grand Sport. All are great examples of the current C6 Chevrolet Corvette platform, and the breadth of its range. But all eyes are on the upcoming C7 Corvette. A few mules have been seen testing, but with its public unveiling believed to be at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January, there have been few official details or photos leaked of the new model, although plenty of sites, magazines and artists have conjectured what it might look like. You can add one more to that list with Trinity Animation's latest rendering of the C7 Corvette. The animation is partially sourced from a Jalopnik illustration you can see here.
Among some of the noteworthy details show in the video are rectangular taillights similar to those on the Camaro, center-mounted quad tailpipe tips, LED accent lighting in the headlamps, and aggressive front fender vents. Another cool feature, if it makes it to production, are the LED lights on the outer rear edge of the rear wheel wells. Also, rather than the domed glass hatch on the current C6 Corvette, this rendering of the C7 shows side rear-quarter windows, and a flat glass rear hatch.
Based on the spy shots and mules we've seen, the only feature we can definitively say is probably making it to production is the center-mounted quad exhaust tips. And considering how LED crazy automakers have become in the last few years, the LED accents are not that far-fetched. But the rest of the details are anyone's guess.
How close will Trinity's animation be to the real deal? We'll have to wait a few more months until the production C7 Corvette is unveiled. Possibly as early as the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January.
Source: YouTube, Jalopnik