Canadian tooling supplier Omega Tool Corp. thought it was just showing off its capabilities in a promotional video. Unfortunately for Omega and the Chevrolet Corvette team, the video also reveals the front bumper cover for the redesigned 2014 Corvette, known as the C7.
The new Corvette is set to debut at the Detroit auto show in January and go on sale next year. And the Corvette team is doing its best to keep the car under wraps until then, but interest in the new Vette is sky high.
Omega yanked down the video once its mistake gained Internet fame, but it has been reposted by fans -- at least until those are pulled down. Those videos are now private on YouTube, as well.
Meanwhile, the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky., is busy building the 2013 car, the last of the C6 generation. In June the plant built 1,656 Corvettes. That's the most production for one month since May 2010, when the plant built 1,676 Corvettes. Production of the 2013 Corvette started on May 1, and that model has already accounted for nearly half of the 7,853 Corvettes built this year.