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Old 08-26-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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My plan was to order a C-7 convertible in Night Race Blue. I went to Corvette's of Carlisle on Saturday and they had two Night Race Blue coupes. When I first saw the NRB, I thought they were both black in color. The NRB is so dark is hard to see any blue in the color at all. I have changed my mind and am now considering Laguna Blue but do not like the interior choices. Gray seems to go the best but is not an outstanding color combination in my opinion. Would Kalahari go with Laguna blue?
I was a little disappointed in that there were no C-7 convertibles at Carlisle.
Overall, I really like the car. The interior is a huge improvement over the C-6. The seats felt comfortable and supportive. Some of you plus size guys may have problems fitting into even the base seat as the "wings" of seat sides are very tight around your back.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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What would be wrong with a black interior with your Laguna Blue???
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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My plan was to order a C-7 convertible in Night Race Blue. I went to Corvette's of Carlisle on Saturday and they had two Night Race Blue coupes. When I first saw the NRB, I thought they were both black in color. The NRB is so dark is hard to see any blue in the color at all. I have changed my mind and am now considering Laguna Blue but do not like the interior choices. Gray seems to go the best but is not an outstanding color combination in my opinion. Would Kalahari go with Laguna blue?
I was a little disappointed in that there were no C-7 convertibles at Carlisle.
Overall, I really like the car. The interior is a huge improvement over the C-6. The seats felt comfortable and supportive. Some of you plus size guys may have problems fitting into even the base seat as the "wings" of seat sides are very tight around your back.
Well, it's always a matter of personal taste and opinion, but IMHO, yes! I have had several cars with a light blue exterior and tan interior over the years, and thought they all looked great!

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Old 08-26-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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Are you getting a 1LT, 2LT or 3LT? If 1LT, black would be an obvious choice. Above 1LT, then gray is probably the best choice but it is too light of a gray for me. If you are getting 3LT, then Brownstone becomes a possibility.

I'm getting Laguna Blue with Brownstone. I ordered it long before the "Premier Edition" was announced with this exact color combination.
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My plan was to order a C-7 convertible in Night Race Blue. I went to Corvette's of Carlisle on Saturday and they had two Night Race Blue coupes. When I first saw the NRB, I thought they were both black in color. The NRB is so dark is hard to see any blue in the color at all. I have changed my mind and am now considering Laguna Blue but do not like the interior choices. Gray seems to go the best but is not an outstanding color combination in my opinion. Would Kalahari go with Laguna blue?
I was a little disappointed in that there were no C-7 convertibles at Carlisle.
Overall, I really like the car. The interior is a huge improvement over the C-6. The seats felt comfortable and supportive. Some of you plus size guys may have problems fitting into even the base seat as the "wings" of seat sides are very tight around your back.
Let me know if you decide quickly, as I have open allocation for the next consensus...originally GM was going to start pulling orders for convertibles in October-ish we thought.....they are asking for the orders now.....

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Old 08-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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I agree that it is personal opinion. I saw NRB at the NCM and fell in love with it. I like how it looks blue in some light and black in others. Perfect combo IMO. I ordered NRB with Brownstone 3LT, black rims, and yellow calipers to make it pop. To each his own.
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My plan was to order a C-7 convertible in Night Race Blue. I went to Corvette's of Carlisle on Saturday and they had two Night Race Blue coupes. When I first saw the NRB, I thought they were both black in color. The NRB is so dark is hard to see any blue in the color at all. I have changed my mind and am now considering Laguna Blue but do not like the interior choices. Gray seems to go the best but is not an outstanding color combination in my opinion. Would Kalahari go with Laguna blue?
I was a little disappointed in that there were no C-7 convertibles at Carlisle.
Overall, I really like the car. The interior is a huge improvement over the C-6. The seats felt comfortable and supportive. Some of you plus size guys may have problems fitting into even the base seat as the "wings" of seat sides are very tight around your back.
Did you look at the NRB and CG under bright sunlight? Both colors really pop. But if you want blue, then you won't be satisfied with either.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #8
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Tall guys too....seat doesn't angle back far enough....GM needs to fix this please!
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #9
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I agree with the above...... it pops in the sun....not so much at night or when dirty. But man when its sunny....... the car looks a different color from each angle. I'd not give up NRB which I have on my GS for laguna plus $1K more. IMHO
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My choice would be a Laguna Blue with Red interior!!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #11
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I'm strongly considering the interior color override with this - but 2LT. Don't know about top color options.

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The seats felt comfortable and supportive. Some of you plus size guys may have problems fitting into even the base seat as the "wings" of seat sides are very tight around your back.
Just my .02 on the seats... I sat in a few at C at C and noticed that on what I believe were the 2LTs and 3LTs that the seat adjuster buttons near the rails had a 3rd button - up/down moved the lumbar bolster in the seatback and left/right adjusted the lateral "wings" in and out. I was there with a friend of mine who's 6'4" 235 and he felt much better in the seats after he adjusted the side bolsters. I didn't notice this button in all of the cars I sat in, so my trailer park guess is that it's not a feature on the 1LT...

For what it's worth, I came away meh on the NRB. Too black for my tastes, and doesn't really pop, even in full sun. The LRG, on the other hand, was spectacular in full sun, much better than I expected.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #13
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another blue will come along in a few years, I'm hoping for something like LeMans blue
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:13 PM   #14
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I'm strongly considering the interior color override with this - but 2LT. Don't know about top color options.

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Throw on a black top and add a black stinger strip after you get it. Go Z51 and silver wheels too.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #15
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My plan was to order a C-7 convertible in Night Race Blue. I went to Corvette's of Carlisle on Saturday and they had two Night Race Blue coupes. When I first saw the NRB, I thought they were both black in color. The NRB is so dark is hard to see any blue in the color at all. I have changed my mind and am now considering Laguna Blue but do not like the interior choices. Gray seems to go the best but is not an outstanding color combination in my opinion. Would Kalahari go with Laguna blue?
I was a little disappointed in that there were no C-7 convertibles at Carlisle.
Overall, I really like the car. The interior is a huge improvement over the C-6. The seats felt comfortable and supportive. Some of you plus size guys may have problems fitting into even the base seat as the "wings" of seat sides are very tight around your back.
I have a NRB Coupe on order and I am at 3400 -- Kalahari
Interior .. NRB looks great in the sunlight .. Good luck .
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I have GXH on my Camaro. Stunning color when shined up in the sun. Nice and mellow/black-looking in a lot of lights. Perfect, and I can't wait to order a stable mate for the Camaro next summer.

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another blue will come along in a few years, I'm hoping for something like LeMans blue
Lemans Blue was a fav also.
Then comes Supersonic Blue - [i.e. steel blue]
Then NRB.

I'm disappointed to hear the NRB doesn't come through.
I've seen a couple of videos where it look rather spectacular in daylight, and the Blue top brings out the indigo blue more.
Seen it on the C6 and it looked good ?

The NRB vert is my choice as well especially if your going 3LT brownstone.
Any other blue would not really match up as well - even lemans blue wouldn't match up well with brown in my minds eye.
Second choice ....Cyber gray.

So it doesn't look like this.....?

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I never go by auto show photos, the color balance of the lighting is always shifted blue so daylight-viewed putty greys wind up with a gorgeous slate-blue tone. IF CGM looked IRL the way it looks at the car shows it would be my preferred choice, unfortunately it doesn't.
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As noted earlier, re-introducing Lemans Blue would be a GREAT idea!! Best blue ever on a Vette.
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Anyone have a pic of NRB in full sun? Also, was thinking NRB with black wheels and possibly black flash spoiler & mirrors. Would it clash since NRB is so close to black?
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