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Yes people, the Corvette will look similar to the Camaro, in subtle ways, ok?

 
Old 07-11-2019, 12:08 PM
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Default Yes people, the Corvette will look similar to the Camaro, in subtle ways, ok?

DIgital Corvettes had an article calling the Corvette a "Hand me down Camaro". Are we serious people? Camaro and Corvette have had similarities dating back to the 70's, and have shared design cues, in subtle ways...generally taillights and little other quirks, that's about it.








Let me illustrate something simple for you folks living in the dark, companies tend to design share across the brand to create brand identity!



911 and Panamera...yes, indeed...it's crazy how similar they look!



Here's something crazy...718 even looks like the Carrera!




Yet again, look at these AMG's...oh no...looks like they just ripped the grill off one and Elmers glued it to the other!




Then these BMW's....can't tell these things apart!


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No...not ok.
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Solid post...Thank you. It cracks me up to no end how some people act like the Corvette is a "holy grail" superdooper exotic and a brand of it's own and that it's a SIN for it to have ANY similar branding or styling cues with ANY of the lesser GM vehicles...AN ABSOLUTE AND UNACCEPTABLE SIN I TELL YOU!!!! How much longer until the no round tail lights crowd starts whining and crying all over again?
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The new one isn't so close...
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The new one isn't so close...
I feel like GM either decided to make the Camaro die or immediately distance it because...I just don't know what happened to the car..between the taillights and the front end. Even Mustang made some questionable front end changes, yet the GT500 retains the old front end. That new Camaro...rough. I think they tried to appeal to the circle taillight crowd with that one and they just look a bit



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I still say eventually the Camaro and Corvette, plus an SUV will become its own brand.

ME was the first step to differentiate between the two.
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I still say eventually the Camaro and Corvette, plus an SUV will become its own brand.

ME was the first step to differentiate between the two.
You may be on to something.
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Originally Posted by K.I.T.T. View Post
I feel like GM either decided to make the Camaro die or immediately distance it because...I just don't know what happened to the car..between the taillights and the front end. Even Mustang made some questionable front end changes, yet the GT500 retains the old front end. That new Camaro...rough. I think they tried to appeal to the circle taillight crowd with that one and they just look a bit

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From my perspective any car has to stand on it's own and look good to me. Beyond that I could care less what features or resemblances it has to any other car including cars within the same brand or even nameplate. On this forum I sometimes think I am in the minority on this. I'm reserving judgement until I can see the entire car in the flesh, not in photo's or in video's but standing next to it.
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Excellent post with examples KITT. You'll find that some people will completely ignore logic and will continue to trumpet the Camaro nonsense regardless.

Also, even if it did look like a Camaro, I would much rather have a Corvette that looks like a Camaro (a good muscle car with a Corvette engine) rather than a Porshe 911 TurboS that looks like a Porsche Macan (a cheap SUV).


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Similiar to a degree may be acceptible.

But....if GM shifts the entire Corvette platform from FE to ME and be made with an all new design that speaks volumes of being an entirely new Corvette, that all new design should exclude any and all similar design cues from a lower end model.

Flattery has its function.....If it comes from a higher end vehicle.
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Just because design language/branding exists across platforms doesn't mean anyone is obligated to find it aesthetically appealing, refreshing, or creative (or any combo thereof).

I think the Cruze and the Blazer are hideous and the Camaro not far behind. Hence why I do not enjoy the design language being shared with the Corvette, a vehicle that had previously shared very little with other Chevy models.

Convincing us that it exists or why is irrelevant. Some of us simply don't approve of it being done.
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Originally Posted by WICKEDFRC View Post
Similiar to a degree may be acceptible.

But....if GM shifts the entire Corvette platform from FE to ME and be made with an all new design that speaks volumes of being an entirely new Corvette, that all new design should exclude any and all similar design cues from a lower end model.

Flattery has its function.....If it comes from a higher end vehicle.
I guess the $200,000 Porsche 911 Turbo S is no good then, because it resembles a cheap SUV.

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Just because design language/branding exists across platforms doesn't mean anyone is obligated to find it aesthetically appealing, refreshing, or creative (or any combo thereof).

I think the Cruze and the Blazer are hideous and the Camaro not far behind. Hence why I do not enjoy the design language being shared with the Corvette, a vehicle that had previously shared very little with other Chevy models.

Convincing us that it exists or why is irrelevant. Some of us simply don't approve of it being done.
The Corvette C8 (at least what we've seen of it) has no resemblance to a Cruze or Blazer. Other than it has 4 wheels and comes in blue.

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Originally Posted by Speednet View Post
The Corvette C8 (at least what we've seen of it) has no resemblance to a Cruze or Blazer. Other than it has 4 wheels and comes in blue.
Others would disagree. If you can't see the design language carrying through (outside of color), all the better for you.

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I guess the $200,000 Porsche 911 Turbo S is no good then, because it resembles a cheap SUV.
I think you missed the point of the adaptation of higher end vehicle features by lower end vehicles, not the other way around.

The 911 came first.

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Originally Posted by StanleyTTU View Post
Others would disagree. If you can't see the design language carrying through (outside of color), all the better for you.
Nope, I don't see any "design language" other than "car" being shared among them.

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I think you missed the point of the adaptation of higher end vehicle features by lower end vehicles, not the other way around.

The 911 came first.
Oh, so the Corvette did not come before the Cruze, Blazer, or Camaro? Got it.

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Nope, I don't see any "design language" other than "car" being shared among them.

Cool man. Lots of people can't taste the flavor differences in high end wine - that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Great, you don't see it. Good on you.
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Originally Posted by StanleyTTU View Post
Cool man. Lots of people can't taste the flavor differences in high end wine - that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Great, you don't see it. Good on you.
Sorry that you have the misfortune of seeing something that doesn't exist.
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Imagine how pissed everyone is going to be when they realize the headlights have similar design elements to Cadillacs



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Please stop it
Unified identity design is not something new
All brands are following this strategy
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Originally Posted by Speednet View Post
Oh, so the Corvette did not come before the Cruze, Blazer, or Camaro? Got it.
Maybe this will help:

Design standard for Porsche: 911 (halo car, sort of)
- Lesser model drawing from aspects of halo car: Macan

Design standard for Chevrolet: Corvette (halo car)
- Lesser model drawing from aspects of halo car: Camaro


In the case of the C8, it appears that the design standard has flipped to the lesser car, rather than the C8 being the base from which the Camaro gets inspiration.

Of course there will be crossover - it just seems a bit excessive this time around. Perhaps itll look better at the reveal and this is all much ado about nothing.

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