The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette: What We Know So Far And What It Needs to Succeed

Matthew de Paula, Contributor
Forbes.com


To say Chevrolet Corvette fans are eagerly awaiting the Detroit auto show would be an understatement. With the all-new 2014 model making its debut there, they are counting the seconds.

I am one of them. My chest wells up like a child visiting Disney World for the first time at the mere thought of seeing the covers come off the next generation of this iconic American sports car and, better yet, hearing its sweet engine sing.

This is a hugely important car, not just for General Motors, but America. The Chevy Corvette is the original and only true American sports car, built in the United States. It is a showcase for the best of Detroitís technology, which might at times seem crude, but ultimately kicks butt. A racing version of the current Corvette has been annihilating most of the competition in the GT1 category of the American LeMans Racing Series for years.

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