This morning GM has confirmed that the all-new seventh-generation 2014 Corvette will debut on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Detroit. To start the countdown to January 13, 2013, Chevy is showing the new Crossed Flags logo for the new 2014 Corvette.
"The all-new, seventh-generation Corvette deserved an all-new emblem," said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. "The new Crossed Flags design reflects the character of the next Corvette. The flags are much more modern, more technical, and more detailed than before - underscoring the comprehensive redesign of the entire car."
The Crossed Flags logo has been a hallmark of the Corvette since its 1953 introduction. It has always incorporated a pair of flags, one a racing checkered flag and other featuring the Chevrolet "bowtie" emblem and a French fleur-de-lis. The design has evolved over the years, and has been featured on more than 1.5 million Corvettes built between 1953 and today. GM says that for the seventh-generation Corvette, the Crossed Flags design is a more technical, more angular and more swept appearance - in proportion that symbolizes the new car. It is also a more detailed representation, showing greater depth, color and attention to detail.
"With the new Corvette, we set out to build a world-challenging sports car with design, refinement, efficiency and driver engagement that is second to none. The result is a truly all-new Corvette. There are only two carryover parts from the C6 used in the C7 - the cabin air filter and the rear latch for the removable roof panel," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer.
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