Go Back   Corvette Forum > C7 Corvette > C7 General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C7 General Discussion
General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Kerbeck Corvettes

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Closed Thread
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
mustang1999
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2010
Default The C6 already looks dated!

I was just on another site configuring a C6 the way I would like but I quit within a few seconds because the C7 makes the C6 looks so dated I became bored. This never happened to me before. Can't wait to see the C7 in person. This blows the C6 and the new Dodge Viper out of the water. This is the best looking Corvette ever. No way this will not be a hit.
mustang1999 is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
Bronyaur
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Default

I agree. The rear end of the C6 looks just like a Malibu.


Bronyaur is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
FrankTank
CF Senior Member
CI 7-8-9-11 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '06-'10, '13
 
FrankTank's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2004
Location: Buffalo Grove IL
Default

mmmm not so sure I agree... throw a set of nice wheels on a C6 and lower it.. does not look dated to me really.. the C7 just is brand new and looks quite a bit different so natural reaction I think
FrankTank is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
bigwoolyg
CF Senior Member
 
bigwoolyg's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2009
Location: Flemington NJ
Default

I felt the same way.. suddenly it looks dated (not bad, just dated)...
bigwoolyg is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
Kappa
CF Senior Member
 
Kappa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2005
Default

The C6 is a 9 year old design. I agree.
Kappa is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #6
Medic Man
CF Senior Member
 
Medic Man's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Default

I was listening to the suspension engineer and he said we could lower the car one inch by readjusting the travel bolts. Just an FYI..
Medic Man is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
Hristo34
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver BC
Default

It may be an older design, but I prefer the look of the c6. The wide body that is.
Hristo34 is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:30 AM   #8
JW@JWMotoring.com
Supporting Vendor
St. Jude Donor '09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14
 
JW@JWMotoring.com's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
jmotoring jwmotoring C5ish
Default

Still a solid looking car in wide body form IMO.
JW@JWMotoring.com is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #9
JoesC5
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 1999
Location: Springfield MO
Default

While the base C6 does look a bit outdated, the wide body GS/Z06/ZR1 dosen't. The aggressive appearance of the widebody C6 is found in the C7. While there is no "wide body" C7 (because there is no "skinny body") the C7 is wider the the base C6 by 1.3" and has flared fenders like the wide body C6(just not flared as much).

The C7 is longer, wider and lower then the base C6, just as the GS/Z06/ZR1 is longer, wider and lower then the base C6.
JoesC5 is online now  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #10
Speedforhire
CF Senior Member
 
Speedforhire's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Medic Man View Post
I was listening to the suspension engineer and he said we could lower the car one inch by readjusting the travel bolts. Just an FYI..
..........only with the Z51 MR option............
Speedforhire is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #11
Speedforhire
CF Senior Member
 
Speedforhire's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
.........The C7 is longer, wider and lower then the base C6, just as the GS/Z06/ZR1 is longer, wider and lower then the base C6.
Can't wait to see the flared version (ZO6/ZR1) so we can get something other than a 285 tire on the back............hell, the ZL1 has bigger tires.........
Speedforhire is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #12
Turbooo2u
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Location: Providence RI
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang1999 View Post
I was just on another site configuring a C6 the way I would like but I quit within a few seconds because the C7 makes the C6 looks so dated I became bored. This never happened to me before. Can't wait to see the C7 in person. This blows the C6 and the new Dodge Viper out of the water. This is the best looking Corvette ever. No way this will not be a hit.
Do you even own a C6?? I still catch myself looking at the C5 and saying, wow, that's a sharp car". I good design is timeless. I feel the widebody C6s, which are 2 inches wider than the new C7, is a better design with less gimmicks. Gimmicks don't stand the test of time.
Turbooo2u is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
Kappa
CF Senior Member
 
Kappa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2005
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbooo2u View Post
Do you even own a C6?? I still catch myself looking at the C5 and saying, wow, that's a sharp car". I good design is timeless. I feel the widebody C6s, which are 2 inches wider than the new C7, is a better design with less gimmicks. Gimmicks don't stand the test of time.
People thought the C6 had gimmicks too.

Quote:
irst - The jury is still out on the headlamps. I like the idea of the advanced lighting system, but, at least initially, I didn't like the prospect of not having flip-up lights. This really has less to do with the heritage perspective, but more the clean lines the previous models display with the lamps hidden. I love the look of my '02 with the lamps closed - like it's waiting to pounce. All-in-all, though, a pretty decent design, with the little ribs contained therein to break up the look. I would like to see the inside of the lamp painted flat black on the red car, might be more menacing.

2nd - Touch open doors? I appreciate the idea - no lock cylinders, etc, but was this a problem in previous models? I'm fully capable of pulling up or down or even sideways to open my door. Could this be Dave Hill using money in the budget earmarked for the headlamp motors? Me no likey.

IIIrd - From a direct view at the back of the car it looks brilliant. Smooth curves and crisp edges meet to create a very dramatic flow to the vehicle overall. But (you knew there was going to be a but) from a vantage point just forward of the rear, take a good look at the back end and... ugh! The rear end goes every-whichy-way. Where the C5 starts at the bottom and swoops up to the deck lid in one motion, the C6 rear end is all over the place. Overly sculpted and pushed and pulled in too many directions. This may take some getting used to, assuming it ever happens. I do like the packaging of the reverse-lights and chrome tips separated below the license plate mount - looks like it should be that way.

Fourth - The small black aero-winglet-middle-brake-light-holder: This has to go. Third party manufacturers will have a field day with this. Completely breaks up what is already a poorly designed butt, in my ever-so-humble opinion.
Kappa is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #14
Speedforhire
CF Senior Member
 
Speedforhire's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbooo2u View Post
......I still catch myself looking at the C5 and saying, wow, that's a sharp car". I good design is timeless. I feel the widebody C6s, which are 2 inches wider than the new C7, is a better design with less gimmicks. Gimmicks don't stand the test of time.
...........remember the old Ferrari GTO? I wish the C7 looked like that...............

......or this:

Click the image to open in full size.


Last edited by Speedforhire; 01-15-2013 at 10:06 AM.
Speedforhire is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #15
Kappa
CF Senior Member
 
Kappa's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2005
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedforhire View Post
...........remember the old Ferrari GTO? I wish the C7 looked like that...............
Yup. I've seen Ferrari GTO. Have you seen any new Ferraris that look like the GTO? Nope. That's for a reason.
Kappa is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #16
R&L's C6
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
R&L's C6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2010
Location: Minnesota
Default The C6 already looks dated!

That's OK, most of us C6 owners look dated also...
R&L's C6 is online now  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:09 AM   #17
Speedforhire
CF Senior Member
 
Speedforhire's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappa View Post
Yup. I've seen Ferrari GTO. Have you seen any new Ferraris that look like the GTO? Nope. That's for a reason.


Click the image to open in full size.

Speedforhire is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #18
Speedforhire
CF Senior Member
 
Speedforhire's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R&L's C6 View Post
That's OK, most of us C6 owners look dated also...
......at fifty years old I couldn't agree with you more...........
Speedforhire is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #19
Larry/car
CF Senior Member
 
Larry/car's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Location: Manheim Pennsylvania
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R&L's C6 View Post
That's OK, most of us C6 owners look dated also...
Speak for yourself!!!!!!!!!
Larry/car is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #20
boraxman
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2010
Location: Canyon Country, California
Default

I predict the c6 will become the c2 of our time...if that makes sense\
boraxman is offline  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C7 Corvette > C7 General Discussion
Reload this Page The C6 already looks dated!
 
 
 
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB Water Pump mike3012 C1 & C2 Parts 1 11-17-2013 05:30 PM
new C7 on the way shane wade Intros 10 05-29-2013 12:26 PM
WOW is there is alot of hating on the narrow body C6 in the C7 forum! Always Red Dave C6 Corvette General Discussion 74 01-16-2013 09:17 PM
WTB/ Water Reservoir Cover 07 VETTE C6 Parts for Sale/Wanted 0 10-09-2012 02:56 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 AM.


Emails & Password Backup