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Motor Authority is reporting that General Motors' VP of Global Product Develpment, Jim Queen, revealed in an interview with Motor Trend that the next-generation C7 Corvette will produce up to 700 naturally-aspirated horsepower in its top trim. We haven't been able to find the interview on Motor Trend's website or in the current March issue of the magazine, and the April issue has yet to arrive in either digital or dead tree form, so we can't corroborate the information at the moment.



Queen also confirmed that rumors about an all-wheel drive Corvette are false and that the iconic sports car, along with the Cadillac XLR, would remain on their own unique platform.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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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You mentioned it would be an NA motor... what about all the credible sources saying it would be a Supercharged 6.2? From what you read/heard, do you have any idea the displacement or compression ratios? I'm pretty curious.

Great info by the way, thank you!!

Mike:thumbsup:
 

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I'm thinkin it's a slant 6

but i drink
 

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c7Corvette may produce up to 700 HP.

Right now it sounds like a lot of talk it well be a little bit before c7 In the mean time When GM wants the people to know they will leak it out.That seems to be the way they always do it .:buhbye:
 

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Base C7 probly around 500hp.
C7 Z06 650-700hp.

Just what I think. Who knows.:crazy:
 
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