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Old 01-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #121
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I'll keep my Ferrari 308.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #122
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cars really need to be seen in person to be appreciated...so many cars I thought were so-so in print...blew me away in person...some of the angles and edges on this car will pop in person. I think it will be a hit...i was hoping I would hate it but there is to many points to love about it right now.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #123
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This is the UGLIEST F***ing excuse for a corvette EVER! May God have mercy on Wilburn and his band of hacks. ......There, there, ..try to lie still, Bill Mitchell.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:55 PM   #124
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Nothing is perfect. .. but GM finally has an actual 200K looking super car Corvette. Makes the C6 Z look ancient. Wait till they appear on the lots. You guys that hate it are stuck in the past. Sorry to say. It 2013. Not 1975. The Corvette needed a major overhaul. Does not look anything like a Camaro from behind. Base C6 was a huge dissapointment. Wimpy etc... This car which was a base model is the first base model Corvette I'd actually buy. Maybe in a couple years hopefully. Stop this BS. GM is looking at a younger demographic. I see Ferrari Audi R8 etc.. Still Americana. Best ever from initial views.. Time will tell I suppose.


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Old 01-13-2013, 08:55 PM   #125
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I remember the first time I saw the C6... This did not recall that experience.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #126
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Here's a diff color for those who didn't like the red


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Nothing is perfect. .. but GM finally has an actual 200K looking super car Corvette. Makes the C6 Z look ancient. Wait till they appear on the lots. You guys that hate it are stuck in the past. Sorry to say. It 2013. Not 1975. The Corvette needed a major overhaul. Does not look anything like a Camaro. Stop this BS.

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #128
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This all the comments here reminds me of reading the C6 thread the day it was announced.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #129
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Not feeling the looks at all. To many body lines, too square in the back, it looks like it morphed itself from God knows what! The car lost its heritage and iconic features including the tail end and lack of roundness! Don't like it, also they "estimate" 450hp, they don't know? Great release GM!! Thumbs down!!!
Amen. It's a cross between a GTR profile, a Viper nose, a Camaro rear, and I'm not sure what of an interior.

Porsche, Viper, and Ferarri know the importance of an icon.

Apparently that is lost on GM.
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Click the image to open in full size.

Looks only slightly better with a paint matched rear end. At least this way half the bumper doesn't look like it's missing
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:06 PM   #131
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The new car is amazing. I know without a shadow of a doubt this is the best corvette yet.

Really well done and the car and driver video really hit the high points..

sure this upcoming z51 fe4 is not a c6 z06 or ZR1 competitor but from a base c6 z51 owner this new C7 is a home run!

Love the new looks from every angle and the efforts of the corvette team to make the car more fluid as it goes about high performance driving is the factor that will sell this car to all those who get behind the wheel and drive it.

Corvettes always been among the strongest performers and now there has been a concerted (SP) effort to manage and upgrade the feel to compete with every high end sports car out there.

I rate it a 9.5 out of 10 on total desireability.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #132
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Anyone who says the C7 tails are the same as the Camaro needs to get their eyes checked.

1. C7 tails are angular not square
2. They are outlined in LED's
3. The inner light is nearly half the size of the outer light

How any of this equates to the same lights as a Camaro is beyond me. Just because the diffuser portion is high if not higher, along the a more squared off look, doesn't mean they're the same. Similar, but not the same. There's a difference.
and they vent for cooling coolers. And they light differently I think.
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When it comes out, I will get one. Wife already knows and understands. I'm over the headlights of the C6, and I'll be over the tail lights of the C7. And if you're on the road with me, just take a good look at the tail lights as you won't see much more.
Huh, did you forget about the C6 Z06 and ZR1...better hope you don't run across one of those with your new C7, or you will be viewing tail lights...I'm just say'in.
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Looks only slightly better with a paint matched rear end. At least this way half the bumper doesn't look like it's missing
Still looks all wrong for some reason .
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #135
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Two words..butt ugly.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #136
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I like it. Love the side view/profile.

Not sure what all the hubbub was about with the interior, looks like a fairly regular interior to me.

They imported some of the muscularity of the current ZR into the new Stingray. That was a good move. The standard coupe needed a bit more "sauce" to its looks.

Seats look good.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #137
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Unfortunatly, it appears from the reveal Corvette that GM has returned to the pre bankruptcy product development committee procedures that Bob Lutz described in his book that were largely responsible for the chaos that GM was.
GM styling or the product development committee or whomever has taken a Whitman's sampler of past styling cues from a variety of cars (ranging from C4 dashboard to Camaro taillights and patched them together in a crude computer program resembling a Matchbox Japanese design excercise.
Where is Harley Earl when you need some flowing design work? This thing is so far below the revolution of the C5 and later the C6 that even though GM previously said the C7 was a "transition" design till the C8 was ready, it will likely be the shortest Corvette series on record.
However it looks like GM better not let much dust settle on their design pens at the Warren Tech Center before they complete the C8 prototype.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #138
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You guys kill me. Stop whining and go buy a Mustang! The C7 is the most beautiful Corvette in the last 30 years! A huge step forward in design and affordable performance. Rev matching, standard Brembo brakes and a world class interior. And let's not forget the tech borrowed from the racing program.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:34 PM   #139
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The design of the Corvette is just waaaay to busy.

Easily the worst designed Corvette ever.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #140
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I'm not impressed looks like they changed the c6 with body panels, dash and seats. I'll keep my c6z06. I would like to see a radical design change that would make our vette look badazz
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