2014 Chevrolet Corvette front end images leaked online?

Computer-generated images of what appear to be the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette nose cone have been leaked online. The images show a sharp layout with traditional themes carried over from past generations.

The images come from a General Motors parts supplier called Omega Tool Corp., a company which released a video recently demonstrating how it creates plastic panels through a mould system. It is believed the images used in the demo were, inadvertently, of the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.

The video was soon snapped up by a range of enthusiasts forums before spreading online. The original video has since be pulled offline, potentially due to the accidental reveal.

From the images we can see the 2014 model will carry over similar design themes as the current and past generation Corvette models. There’s a central point at the very tip, while the headlights are more elongated and slimmer than the current model’s headlights.

The images seem to match up to the full renderings that were shown late last year. The images were created by US website Jalopnik, and were said to replicate the new model very accurately through insider knowledge (pictured below).

It’s still unclear what engine will power the 2014 Corvette. A this stage a number of possibilities are up in the air, including a small-capacity twin-turbo V8, a revised 6.2-litre V8 like the current model reduced to around 5.5 litres with turbochargers, and another possibility of simply an overhauled version of the current 6.2. Either way, power is expected to be around the 300kW mark.

The new Corvette is expected to be fully revealed some time in 2013.