It's no secret that most fans of all-things automotive are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in showrooms. This seventh-generation machine represents the next leap forward for the iconic American sports car.

It clearly has a fairly polarizing exterior, finally has an interior to match its price and performance, and the engine specs look excellent on paper. But what will it sound like?

The newest 'Vette is offered up with a three-mode exhaust system. Autoblog found a video that shows what this sounds like. Although the car is merely idling you can clearly hear three distinct tones. Our favorite is that second tone which gives the new Corvette a very mean idling air about it.

Another video popped up that shows a bit more of the C7's sound. This clip features a brief walkaround before the car is fired up and eventually pulls away. That initial fire up note is wonderful, and shows that this new 455-horsepower LT1 engine is going to be an aural delight. It's also supposed to be a potent performer based on the early figures released by General Motors.

Enough with the teasing though, we're ready to drive this thing. We want to hear it, not at idle, but at full song around a race track. Stay tuned for that. 


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