Does the C7 Make the C6 Corvette Look Dated?

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C7 Corvette Stingray with C6s and C5s Home

I know I’m probably going to take a lot of heat on this one, but given the fact that I’ve been somewhat mild-mannered here for the past few months, I figure I’m well overdue to start up a little controversy.

To be honest, you’ll really want to save some of the heat I’m bound to take over this next statement for a few other folks here at Corvette Forum because if they hadn’t posed the question to me, never would I have ever brought this up.

However, the fact is, when asked by a colleague if the C7 makes the design of the C6 look dated after reading the thread here, my response was, “Absolutely, unequivocally, yes and in a major way.” I went on to say that anyone who disagrees either owns a C6, or should have their eyes checked, to which my colleague cautioned me to keep to myself.

C7 Corvette Stingray on HRE Wheels (32)

Now, before all you C6 owners start piling it on me in the comments section, I need you stop and take a serious look at both models, remembering that the key word here is, “dated” and not “bad.”

If I can paraphrase the question, what it’s really asking is, between the C6 and C7, which model looks like it was designed more recently. Or as Generation X would put it, which one of the Corvette gens has more edge?

C6 Chevrolet Corvette

Keep in mind that this takes nothing away from the C6 as pictured in the above image via forum member “LIE2ME“.  It’s a true beauty in its own right and still sits high above a lot of other sports cars when it comes to design appeal. But even if you absolutely hate those square lights on the new Stingray, I don’t see how in the world you can’t see how more next-level the C7 looks than the previous gen.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

C6 and C7 Corvettes Side-by-Side Comparison

C6 and C7 Corvettes Side-by-Side Organic

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