The front clip of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette may have just gotten an early reveal thanks to this video from the Omega Tool Corporation. The video (which has now been removed from public view) demonstrates one of its new stamping and molding machines that just so happens to be stamping a front fascia for what very well may be the next Corvette.
Whatever is being shown in the video is most definitely a Corvette, as is indicated by the recessed spot for the two-flag badge. The fascia piece also looks suspiciously close to that of the Corvette Centennial Design Concept from the 2009, which has long been rumored to preview the look of the C7 Corvette. Compared to our spy shots, you can see the low, wide nose; large central intake; and wide-set headlights clearly in the video below. The overall look, however, shouldn’t deviate too far from the current C6 Corvette, erring more on the side of evolution rather than revolution.
Another clip within the video shows what appears to be the Corvette’s rear bumper fascia. Although it’s hard to discern precise details from inside the mold, we see what appear to be L-shaped tail lamp assemblies, and a provision for a fairly large diffuser .
Details on the 2014 Corvette are still a bit sketchy at this point in time, but expect to see a smaller 5.5-liter V-8 engine rated around 440 hp to do duty as the base powerplant. Rear-wheel drive and a Porsche 911-like smattering of variants should also be expected. There has also been talk of a supercharged V-6 engine to slot into the Corvette lineup, but it’s possible that the six could end up waiting for the C8-generation car. Currently, the base 2013 Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 430 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque.
We’ll know more about the 2014 Corvette as its debut next year draws closer. Until then, take a look at our screen caps below, as the uploader recently removed the video.
Edit: We have removed the images at the request of Omega. If you’d like to take a look at the renderings on another site, click here.