The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette won't debut until the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, but that hasn't stopped General Motors from showing off the new sports car's revised badge.
The iconic Corvette emblem gets a new crossed flag design that appears narrower and more focused than before.
"The new crossed flag design reflects the character of the next Corvette," GM design chief Ed Welburn said in a statement. "The flags are much more modern, more technical and more detailed than before — underscoring the comprehensive redesign of the entire car."
The new crossed flag emblem was unveiled today at Road Atlanta, where the Corvette racing team is competing in the Petit Le Mans.
A few details
While GM is generally keeping the next-generation Corvette's details under wraps, the automaker did confirm that just two parts from the current C6 Corvette will be carried over to the new 2014 model: A cabin air filter and the rear latch that holds the removable roof panel on.
Though the 2014 Corvette will be introduced in January, GM isn't planning on putting it into production until October of next year. That means that there will be a roughly six month gap in production at the Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant that has long built the sports car. Production of the current 'Vette is set to wrap up in February.
More details on the new Corvette can be found on our Future Cars page here.