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Old 01-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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I wasn't sold on the new vette from the renderings and pictures. I saw the car in person today and it is SMOKING!!!
If you think the tail lights look like a camaro you probably haven't seen them in person. They look like nothing I've seen on ANY car. They are hard to explain and you can't capture the depth and true look with a picture. There are a couple things I would do different if I was chief designer like all the black instead of body color on the back but I could make that statement about every car. Make no mistake...this car screams CORVETTE. you can't mistake it for anything else. Got too much wrapped up in my current vette to afford one anytime soon but seeing it has got me trying to figure out how I can pull it off
There was four of us aged 20,40,49,55. All agreed it was awesome. Probably only car we all agreed upon all day
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I'm sure the people with no imagination will wake up once they experience it first hand.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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Add this one to the positive threads since reveal. The car is great and I am hoping the mods will just put all camaro talk in one super duper merged thread and bury it.
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I can't wait to see the car in person
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There was four of us aged 20,40,49,55. All agreed it was awesome. Probably only car we all agreed upon all day
How many of the four of you will now be putting down the money to order one and actually buying a C7 this year?

I myself really like the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible but cannot actually afford to buy one so not much use to Bentley whether I like it or not if I do not buy one.

What auto show were you at today that was open to the public and had a 2014 vette on display?

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #7
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As I pointed out some time ago (when only insiders had seen it), there has not been a single person who has allegedly seen the C7 in person who has not literally RAVED about it

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #8
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Ive been saying the renderings didnt do the car justice based on what we have seen from the videos. And i havent seen it in person - yet - cant wait for that day to arrive.
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Thanks for the report! Can't wait to drive this baby, I completely agree with the black But nothing that can't be fixed with a little paint.
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I wasn't sold on the new vette from the renderings and pictures. I saw the car in person today and it is SMOKING!!!
If you think the tail lights look like a camaro you probably haven't seen them in person. They look like nothing I've seen on ANY car. They are hard to explain and you can't capture the depth and true look with a picture. There are a couple things I would do different if I was chief designer like all the black instead of body color on the back but I could make that statement about every car. Make no mistake...this car screams CORVETTE. you can't mistake it for anything else. Got too much wrapped up in my current vette to afford one anytime soon but seeing it has got me trying to figure out how I can pull it off
There was four of us aged 20,40,49,55. All agreed it was awesome. Probably only car we all agreed upon all day


How did you see it? Are you with the media?

Auto show doesn't open to the public till the 19th.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #11
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I can't wait for the Chicago auto show in FEB week of 15th I believe...hopefully they will bring one to the show!! I will still wait for the ZO6 though, that is my intention, to trade in my zo6 for a new c7 zo6.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:50 PM   #13
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I am in Detroit now and spent half the day staring at the C7 . The car appears more GT than before, less purposeful and lean and very much like the Aston Martin DBS. Forget actual dimensions, car looks larger and longer than C6.
I actually like the rear of the car but despised the headlights. They are ultra cheesy and overwrought with mini Christmas bulbs . I find this absurd ! The 2014 M5 nearby had lamps to die for as did the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and the E Mercedes.

Paint and panel finish on Corvette were laser straight and super slick .

C7 always had the largest crowd.

PS. Lutz had 2 Fiskers there with ZR 1 motors !

Jag F - Type reminds me of a larger Honda S2000 - very disappointing

Acura NSX. INCREDIBLE

Although similar in actual size, 991 Porsche looks much smaller.

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I was there also. Very impressed....was hesitent on rear end untill I saw it first hand. Now Im glad I sold my C6 Z06. I want one!
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I am in Detroit now and spent half the day staring at the C7 . The car appears more GT than before, less purposeful and lean and very much like the Aston Martin DBS. Forget actual dimensions, car looks larger and longer than C6.
I actually like the rear of the car but despised the headlights. They are ultra cheesy and overwrought with mini Christmas bulbs . I find this absurd ! The 2014 M5 nearby had lamps to die for as did the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and the E Mercedes.

Paint and panel finish on Corvette were laser straight and super slick .

C7 always had the largest crowd.

Although similar in actual size, 991 Porsche looks much smaller.
Thanks for your honest appraisal of what you saw with your own 2 eyes. Did you get a chance to look at the interior and the engine compartment?
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I was there also. Very impressed....was hesitent on rear end untill I saw it first hand. Now Im glad I sold my C6 Z06. I want one!
Thanks. What impressed you most? Do the photos accurately convey the complexity of the tail light structure?
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Edit did not go well- Porsche 991 looks much smaller than C7

Could not see engine compartment but there were engines on display

Red Z51 C7 was up on the wall !

Very cool cut out "cockpit" with interior display and yes, interior is very attractive.

Door open on dark gray car with saddle interior but could not access.

Polyphony simulator in another room
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Tail lights are very slick, especially when on......reminds me a little bit like a fire on the bottom of lens

Camaro headlights are much more simplistic and attractive
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Rear view of car has a light " race car " look .

Front grille is handsome. Very disappointed with headlights
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:29 AM   #20
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How many of the four of you will now be putting down the money to order one and actually buying a C7 this year?

I myself really like the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible but cannot actually afford to buy one so not much use to Bentley whether I like it or not if I do not buy one.

What auto show were you at today that was open to the public and had a 2014 vette on display?
So his opinion isn't valid unless he's buying a C7? How's that work?

It's funny how some of you are not only apparently agitated by what GM did with the C7, but you're agitated by people who like it.

And today and tomorrow are "industry day" at the NAIAS. Typically, dealers (and those in the "industry") can get passes, just like they do at the NYIAS.
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