The long lead up to the reveal of the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is nearing its end. To help whet enthusiasts’ appetites, the bow tie brand has revealed one very important part of the C7 Corvette: its new Crossed Flags logo.
While the automaker may have shown off the new flags earlier this week, we now have a better look at the evolution of the Corvette’s iconic logo. This marks the seventh notable variation of the logo since it debuted on the first Corvette debuted it 1953. Since the beginning, the two flags have always been combination of a black-and-white checker one paired with a red one featuring the Chevrolet bow tie; all except the logo from the 1984 C4 Corvette also contain a French fleur-de-lis on the red flag.
“The flags are much more modern, more technical, and more detailed than before,” GM global design vice president Ed Welburn said in a release.”[It underscores] the comprehensive redesign of the entire car.”
A revised logo may be the only officially unveiled part of the 2014 Corvette, but we’ve already gotten a pretty good look at the new Corvette both inside and out, and know just what to expect under the hood once the C7 debuts on January 13, 2013 during the Detroit auto show.