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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.
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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Originally Posted by wantbluC6
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.
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.
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.
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Originally Posted by nvusgt
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.
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.
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.
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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