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Old 07-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Front end - sexy or big mouth bass?

So , I am more and more excited over the stats and performance of the C7 as more reviews come out. But in the review videos...that front end... Ugh.. it's not sleek sexy or cool.. it just looks like the 1998+ 4th gen camaro got mated to a big mouth bass... with a retainer in its mouth. (you can use your own twisted imagination to fill in the details on that).

Does anyone LOVE the new front end? Just curious.

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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So , I am more and more excited over the stats and performance of the C7 as more reviews come out. But in the review videos...that front end... Ugh.. it's not sleek sexy or cool.. it just looks like the 1998+ 4th gen camaro got mated to a big mouth bass. (you can use your own twisted imagination to fill in the details on that).

Does anyone LOVE the new front end? Just curious.
Just replace the front grill with real shark teeth and you will have that aggressive look that you want, problem solved.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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In my opinion, the front end - to include the intake and headlights - looks pretty freaking sinister... that being said, I love it!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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IMO the front end is the BEST looking part of the whole car inside and out.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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Although wider it is a very similar opening to the Miata.

I like the look overall, but do not love it. Looking forward to seeing it in person. The odd thing is the Back is growing on me and the Front I am starting to not like. The first time I saw pictures I had the opposite opinion.
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The odd thing is the Back is growing on me and the Front I am starting to not like. The first time I saw pictures I had the opposite opinion.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #7
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Knowing that that "big mouth" is there out of function makes the form look even better.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:38 AM   #8
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I spent all day Saturday at a show with the C7. Had dinner sitting next to it. I already had corvette fever before I got there. I left disappointed. I couldn't get turned on by it from any angle. No sex appeal at all.
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Knowing that that "big mouth" is there out of function makes the form look even better.
And just wide enough to accommodate front plates. a good solution IMO.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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I swear there's some kind of "mouth" comparison to every other performance car on the market.

I think it looks good.
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In my opinion, the front end - to include the intake and headlights - looks pretty freaking sinister... that being said, I love it!
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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the design is there to help the race team. the race engine needs lots of air to cool. the rad outlet in the hood is to help front down force. corvettes won too much so the racing assoc. said no more features on the race car that is not on the production car.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #13
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I remember when the 98 Camero came out. People said it looked like a catfish. The I can't say the same for the C7, but does look alive.
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The front end is tolerable, the obvious big problem is the back end.....
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So , I am more and more excited over the stats and performance of the C7 as more reviews come out. But in the review videos...that front end... Ugh.. it's not sleek sexy or cool.. it just looks like the 1998+ 4th gen camaro got mated to a big mouth bass... with a retainer in its mouth. (you can use your own twisted imagination to fill in the details on that).

Does anyone LOVE the new front end? Just curious.
The front and back are awful. That protrusion down the side is very odd. It extends into the front bumper. The general proportions are fantastic, but the detailing is bad. Here are a few clean up attempts.





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Old 07-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #16
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As with the c6 base vs c6 z06 front end, I think this base car lacks a little bit of aggression. I think the chrome trim piece was put in place to please the old waxers, who were put off by the updated styling. I love the front end from the top of the grill up, but the grill opening, chrome and lack of lower lip leaves me wanting.

All in all, I think the car is a monster that looks as good as damn near anything out there. I cant wait to see the first round of modded c7's at SEMA this yr!
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I finally got to see the car in person this weekend and the front end looked great to me. I thought it looked a lot better in person than in pics. The entire car looked better in person. I cant wait to see one driving on the road. I think when you see it you wont be thinking camaro front in any way. My 2c
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The front is fantastic in person!
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The front and back are awful. That protrusion down the side is very odd. It extends into the front bumper. The general proportions are fantastic, but the detailing is bad. Here are a few clean up attempts.









Yup I agree it looks awful. Oh? I thought you were talking about the pictures you posted. I am thankful that these do not not represent the sort of things we see coming from GM.. Sorry..
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