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Old 07-18-2015, 01:52 AM
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For those of us who were in it from the beginning, when the first pictures of the Stingray were being released, there was a lot of spirited/negative "conversation" about the Corvette having "Camaro tail lights".

Then, for 2014 and 2015, the Camaro migrated to very different tail lights...



Now, for 2016, the Camaro seems to have raided the Corvette parts bin for its tail lights...virtually identical...



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Old 07-18-2015, 01:56 AM
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Wow that's awful, here we go again.
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Up until this moment, I never saw the resemblance, but if that's what the new Camaro tail lights are going to look like, I'm officially disappointed with GM.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:11 AM
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Just out of curiosity, what are those tower/pyramid things? Something out of 2005?
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I remember reading a comment from one of our forum co-members: In 2014, Corvette stole Camaro's taillights. In 2016, Camaro stole it back.
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The Camaro has Corvette tail lites? .....let down...total let down.
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On the Camaro, the LEDs on the inner set of lights curve up towards the sides of the car. On the C7 these curve in towards the midline of the car.

They are similar otherwise.

I wonder if the people on the Camaro forums will be having arguments and debates for the next 2 years over whether or not the Camaro tail lights look like the Corvette's?

On a side note, I've never been much of a Camaro fan and this latest iteration isn't doing anything to change that.
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Doesn't bother me what the Camaro lights look like - I do not have any interest in owning one. But it does seem like they look a lot like the C7 lights.
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Who Cares!!! If you have an Issue with the car, then why are you torturing yourselves. Get rid of the car and get something you really like. Just Venting...
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Originally Posted by Rad22 View Post
For those of us who were in it from the beginning, when the first pictures of the Stingray were being released, there was a lot of spirited/negative "conversation" about the Corvette having "Camaro tail lights".

Then, for 2014 and 2015, the Camaro migrated to very different tail lights...



Now, for 2016, the Camaro seems to have raided the Corvette parts bin for its tail lights...virtually identical...



Very interesting! Looking back, when GM was running around with the ~100 camouflaged prototype cars (they call IVERS) in retrospect making the camouflage cover have 4 circular holes for taillights was a mistake, IMO! It made us old time Vette folks expect round lights! In fact considering the sharp edge design of the C7 that would have been a mistake, IMO the light shape fits the car perfectly. However did not appreciate that until I saw the car in person, which left me somewhat concerned when I saw only photos well before I saw the car! Since I ordered my C7 many months before the actual production was not until I saw ~10 IVERS at Laguna Seca in August of 2013 that I was happy with the lights! But I bought the car for other than taillights so would have gotten over it, even if I didn't like them!
However I wonder when looking at your pics if GM isn't trying to ride the hype and popularity of the C7 to increase Camaro sales!

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Old 07-18-2015, 08:52 AM
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If they had kept the 2015 exterior styling, updated the interior, and dropped 400 lbs, I would have considered buying a 2016 Camaro. Oh well.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:16 AM
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O M G ! Taillights ? You're worried about the taillights ? There are way worse things that could happen in life.
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Really what difference does it make, this stuff really gets old quick.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:41 AM
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Its a brand image. A lot of the Chevy cars have similar taillight designs. A lot of other cars have similar taillight designs within their brand. I don't plan on seeing the taillights of a Camaro anyway!
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:46 AM
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Interesting observation on the taillights.

The back of the Camaro looks too boxy for my tastes.
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I like the exhaust system a lot better on the Camaro. I am not overly in love with the four centered pipes with the surround fairing on the C7. The Camaro has the current Design Team signature as the Corvette.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:05 AM
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People really care about this?
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:09 AM
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Wait for it..........wait........... I like both of them..

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Old 07-18-2015, 10:16 AM
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Yeh, but does it have a plastic "chrome" plated Start button like the new C7?
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That's not all that has been taken. Look at a side view and then look at the wheels. The design cues from the Corvette have proven to be popular and it looks as though Chevy is trying to cash in on it. Making little brother resemble big brother.
I don't care much, I like cars and if it looks good all the better. And if it's fast and it has some adgility, then all the better.
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