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I think the C8 has been under our nose the whole time

 
Old 02-05-2019, 08:22 AM
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I haven't seen this pic of the Aria FE, Yet another characteristic of a Corvette. That should bring the total of 5 styling queues of different generations. The evidence is building. Ive seen a lot of people on this C8 section having second thoughts about the C8. That's a common attitude for every model year until the final reveal. I hope this discussion will bring back confidence in the C8 design.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by IronV View Post
Great post. Definitely some design elements in common. The biggest difference is that the Aria is low, sleek, and fluid.
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Looks like the cabin in this image is higher. Wish we could get someone from the forum to Photoshop the front to mimic the road tested C8.
With what both above posters wrote, which I agree, the Ariaís low sleek design gives it much of its exotic look. So I took that Aria pic and reduced it ~9.2% with the result below. Now more in tune with what I expect of the production ME thus similar to the C7ís dimensions. Such as cabin height to ground vs overall length. We big Americans do need to get into the C8 ME.

P.S. The race version ME is much lower thus where the confusion occurs when seeing it on the track.


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Old 02-07-2019, 08:51 AM
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This is what I'd have hoped the C8 looked like. IMO looks as nice as the C7 when it first debuted. Should appeal to the majority of buyers too. Actually, to my eye, this looks better than many of other other ME offerings. Yeah, I could see owning one of these for sure.
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There's not a lot of variation in shape a mid-engine can take. Look at them all.... see any similarities ? So an aria or ferrari or lambo or ... whatever will have a general shape similarity. you can put aero (front and tail) uniqueness but generally, the overall shape is similar.

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Old 02-08-2019, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tcinla View Post
There's not a lot of variation in shape a mid-engine can take. Look at them all.... see any similarities ? So an aria or ferrari or lambo or ... whatever will have a general shape similarity. you can put aero (front and tail) uniqueness but generally, the overall shape is similar.
Very true, all seem to have a very "cab forward" appearance regardless of who is making the car. Some accentuate smooth lines (Cayman) or angular (lambo), or variations of both. This one definitely favors the "angular", (in the same way the C7 did when comparing it to the C5 and C6), but still, at least to my eye, has a nice flow.. Yeah, I could see owning one of these and not have to squint to see it's beauty..
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I definitely give you points for creativity. I also see the resemblance, but I think it is just coincidental.
i thought the same as you but then there are the intangibles:
1) cofounder is son of former Gm exec. Gm likes to keep it in-house...current gm president is son of former GM president;
2) aria lxe design uses LT4 engine already;
3) forget wishful thinking, the counterarguments from folks Iíve heard here are weak... eg, resembles the mule but sleeker.

Theyíll certainly need to make it more mass production friendly but I donít see why not.
If this isnít already an R&D sub in disguise, a bolt on is easy!
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