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Old 01-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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I went into photoshop and removed the things that bug me about the C7. This would be a car I would love to drive around.

I did a little custom glass work - removing the venting from the hood and rear quarters, and minimizing the gill vent in the front quarter. If a hood vent is necessary for the upgraded version, I'd add in an minimal intake vent similar to the C6.

In the rear, I dropped in a light kit that removes the camaro taillights. Such minor changes, and such a better looking car.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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The C6 hood 'vent' isn't an air extractor, it's an intake. Functionally, the two are very different
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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The C6 hood 'vent' isn't an air extractor, it's an intake. Functionally, the two are very different
Not according to everything I have seen. It is a vent to extract hot air from the engine bay and exhaust it up over the roof and alongside the windows.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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I like it. Looks really mean - much more so than the stock lamps. Can you do a chop without the full length spoiler (just the ducktail over the CHMSL). I think that may be one of the successful areas of the rear and the spoiler just wrecks that.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #5
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Glad you like it, I will take the real C7 over your FANTASY car.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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Looks good but I still prefer what GM has going into production.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #7
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Oh, and I think your taillights look dated and ridiculous on the photo.
Looks like an Impala.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #8
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To me, those taillights look MORE like a Camaro's.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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I like this! I like both however, you have done a good job here
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #10
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Glad you like it, I will take the real C7 over your FANTASY car.
Not necessarily. My phantasy car is a matter of swapping out the stock lamps and popping in a set that looks like the above. The check spoiler delete on the RPO box, and I have what I want. I guarantee you someone is already working on a tail light kit for this car and it's probably under discussion in GM design as well for a mid-year refresh. Just imagine that RACER, they go back to round taillights and everyone will look at your car and say - there goes an older C7 - guess the guy never stepped up to the newer model. Then you'll be the one shopping for round tail-light kits
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #11
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Round tail lights do not fit the design of the car and the ones you shop in make it look like a GTR or Impala.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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Round lights are old news, get over it, guys.
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Ferrari doesn't seem to think so.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #14
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The stingray emblem is SO cheesy!

Other than that I like 3/4 of the car, but will hold out to see it in person. Pics never seem the same once it's in front of your own eyes.
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loquinho. Great pictures

I can not make it myself but can you use this picture and make the parts i have marked in with a yellow color as the color car?

The vents on the side must be kept in black also keep the new taillights as they are

It would be fun to see how the car looks with most of the rear end in the same color as the car
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loquinho. Great pictures

Can you use this picture and make the parts i have marked in with a yellow color as the color car?

The vents on the side must be kept in black also keep the new taillights as they are

Funny, I was thinking the same. That area in body color will look much better I think.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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The hood vent is an air extractor for the radiator.
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Not according to everything I have seen. It is a vent to extract hot air from the engine bay and exhaust it up over the roof and alongside the windows.
It's not an extractor from the engine bay. The radiator is tilted forward so that cold air from the bumper goes though it and then over the hood reducing lift.

Also, if the OP is removing all of the functional vents and heat extractors, then they also need to remove them from around the tail lights.

I absolutely love what GM has done with the car.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #19
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All your renderings accomplished was to make the C7 less aggressive and more pedestrian.

The Corvette has almost always been marketed and understood to be a race car for the street by its owners. All of the vents/intakes you deleted would simply make the car perform worse due to less downforce and more high-speed lift and due to less efficient cooling of some of the key mechanical components.

Basically you are trying to make a very racy car into a Grand Tourer. If that is really what you desire, then you are obviously looking at the WRONG car.

Those of us who have taken our cars to the roadcourse know how important all of the items are that you want to see removed are, and have paid dearly to incorporate some of those things on our current cars (mine being a 2004 CTS-V with an aftermarket carbon fiber heat extractor hood).
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