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Is it me? Or is the projected design just not TOUGH looking enough?

 
Old 02-04-2019, 07:39 PM
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Simply horrible. Every detail.
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I don't see how you can design a ME Vette that can equal the C7 for current customer needs. Such a ME design hasn't been achieved before. Maybe there is a man out there than can do it. This is my limit, but I'll know the right design if I ever see it.
All the C7 needed was a decent face lift. A LeMans winning Ford GT type design for the C8 and a Bentley/Rolls Royce type Cadillac would be very profitable. It would place GM at the top of the automotive heap if executed correctly..
Have you seen RR and Bentley sales? RR and Ferrari should be the target for Cadillac and Zora. Just saying. I'm not only worried about the future of Corvette, I'm worried about the future of my country.
















i'll take the cadillac eldorado brougham
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:59 PM
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i'll take the cadillac eldorado brougham
Excellent taste.

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Old 02-04-2019, 09:49 PM
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Wouldnt it be nuts if the C8 was a smaller version of the F5. Thats lovely!
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:20 PM
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Was it a new one?

.. The demographics thrown about on these forums tends to obscure the demographic with their buying used Corvettes.. GM has NO interest in the age of used Corvette buyers.
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bought my first new one at 43. At 38 I couldn't squeeze that into my budget (justifiably).
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Jury's still out for me. I can't "see thru" the camo and know what's real and what's fake. Not liking so far very much. 1st Sgt's first post (#5) hits the topic well.

It is very difficult to a) build a beautiful car, b) build a beautiful car that everyone agrees is beautiful and c) build a beautiful car that is viewed that way year after year.. I'd say the last two are just about impossible

Guarantee if I had to look at as many McLarens as I saw in one place last year all lined up, some on show stands, some under tents (about 15-20), it'd become commonplace. So, there's something to be said that after the first couple years of a new Corvette gen, it gets a little regular or routine for "viewers."

Eh? Who cares as long as the owner still likes the Corvette. Here's to the new MEC8!
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I like all cars also!

Wowser, you are my hero...............
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 16/C7Z View Post
bought my first new one at 43. At 38 I couldn't squeeze that into my budget (justifiably).
Doesn't much matter why it wasn't new when purchased. GM doesn't care about used buyers' ages. Only new Corvettes' buyers' ages....

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IMO, "tough", "angry", or "mean" looking cars don't age as well as those with nice, sleek, flowing lines. Look at how beautifully older Ferraris age compared to other exotics that were going for the more mean/angry look.

This is also why the current Mustang is SO much nicer looking than the angry/mean looking Camaro. It looks like a sleek sports car compared to the Camaro which is just some overly-masculine/tough looking monstrosity.

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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
IMO, "tough", "angry", or "mean" looking cars don't age as well as those with nice, sleek, flowing lines. Look at how beautifully older Ferraris age compared to other exotics that were going for the more mean/angry look.

This is also why the current Mustang is SO much nicer looking than the angry/mean looking Camaro. It looks like a sleek sports car compared to the Camaro which is just some overly-masculine/tough looking monstrosity.
From what we've seen so far, the sheer scale of chunkness seen in the camo cars appears to preclude the C8 from being either "sleek" or "mean."
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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
IMO, "tough", "angry", or "mean" looking cars don't age as well as those with nice, sleek, flowing lines. Look at how beautifully older Ferraris age compared to other exotics that were going for the more mean/angry look.

This is also why the current Mustang is SO much nicer looking than the angry/mean looking Camaro. It looks like a sleek sports car compared to the Camaro which is just some overly-masculine/tough looking monstrosity.
I hate the current mustang body and camaro equally but for different reasons.
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Originally Posted by jsharrad View Post
I wish the C8 looked like the Aria FXE in the pic above... :P

Don't we all..........
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Pull that Lambo up to a 67 or 69 big block Vette with factory side pipes and the Lambo will disappear.
Not to anyone that doesn’t qualify for an AARP card😏
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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
IMO, "tough", "angry", or "mean" looking cars don't age as well as those with nice, sleek, flowing lines. Look at how beautifully older Ferraris age compared to other exotics that were going for the more mean/angry look.

This is also why the current Mustang is SO much nicer looking than the angry/mean looking Camaro. It looks like a sleek sports car compared to the Camaro which is just some overly-masculine/tough looking monstrosity.
100% agree with your assessment of the Camaro v Mustang. Ford sells a good number of Mustangs to women, and to men with female partners who love their man's car choice. Not so with the Camaro.

I'm so disappointed that GM has again given up on the Camaro instead of fixing it for another generation. It would have taken so little, just a powertrain update and new exterior design with good sight lines, no need for a new platform since Alpha is already one of the best in existence. I was shocked at how great it handles but I just can't imagine driving around in such a ridiculous looking car.
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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
IMO, "tough", "angry", or "mean" looking cars don't age as well as those with nice, sleek, flowing lines. Look at how beautifully older Ferraris age compared to other exotics that were going for the more mean/angry look.

This is also why the current Mustang is SO much nicer looking than the angry/mean looking Camaro. It looks like a sleek sports car compared to the Camaro which is just some overly-masculine/tough looking monstrosity.
The new Ferrari looks mighty fine to me. Unlike the Camaro and Mustang crowd, many that cannot afford a new Corvette, differ from those of us that can afford to buy a new Ferrari, but choose not to for various reasons. Mostly because it's too impractical to want to part with spending that much money on a car. The new C7/ Corvette is easy out of pocket money and an unbeatable value play 360°.

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Originally Posted by 16/C7Z View Post
I agree foosh. I hope the C8 is as show stopping. In just afraid this being their first go around that it isn't.

I wish it would be more angular in the front and the rear just looks like an afterthought.

maybe because all these cars are the base car?

because I do LOVE the C8r.


not this



But the standard C7 is still a good looking machine. Looking at this generic C8 camo or not rendering or not is not making me feel like they're doing it.
Not a big fan of the Aria. Looks too chopped up for my taste. It doesn't seem like a design that will age well.
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This is the first image I saw over a year ago when someone suspected this is what the C8 could look like.

In my own opinion, THIS is what it SHOULD look like!!
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This is the first image I saw over a year ago when someone suspected this is what the C8 could look like.

In my own opinion, THIS is what it SHOULD look like!!
Way too low. Way too sleek. Way too curvy. Face is not punched into a whaleshark profile.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by IronV View Post
From what we've seen so far, the sheer scale of chunkness seen in the camo cars appears to preclude the C8 from being either "sleek" or "mean."
Although not a huge C7 fan I am impressed with the front of the car and how little frontal area there is - especially since the motor is there. Ain’t no way will the mid engined car have more frontal area.
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This coming Saturday I and the Corvette Club of Naples members will be in a very large "Cars on 5th Show" in Naples, Florida. This show is sponsored by the Ferrari Club of Naples and they'll be every kind of car you can imagine there. From Audis to Zephers and Lambos and Porsches in between. One thing is noticeable however. Every year I've been in this show the people still swarm to check out the Corvettes. Last year over 50 thousand people attended. Just saying.
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