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Old 07-07-2019, 09:50 PM
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Iíll still buy one... no other ME V8 $60K car... but I donít love the rear...




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Old 07-07-2019, 09:56 PM
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I've stared at the new rear pics for about an hour now...First impression was Meh, but I am interested to see it in context with the rest of the car. It is fairly aggressive looking and slightly reminds me of the 1990's Lamborghini Diablo...
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I think I would switch to Cayman GTS or GT4.
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I've stared at the new rear pics for about an hour now...First impression was Meh, but I am interested to see it in context with the rest of the car. It is fairly aggressive looking and slightly reminds me of the 1990's Lamborghini Diablo...
Not seeing it.


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Old 07-07-2019, 09:59 PM
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They don't look anything alike really.
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Yeah, in retrospect, maybe not so much...

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They don't look anything alike really.
They really don't. The tail lights are similar, and I suppose the exhaust tip location is the same. Other than that they are actually quite a bit different.

Tail lights and exhaust tips are apparently enough to make people go "OMGOMG OMG CAMARO CAMAROCAMAOROROREEEEE!!!!!!"
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They really don't. The tail lights are similar, and I suppose the exhaust tip location is the same. Other than that they are actually quite a bit different.

Tail lights and exhaust tips are apparently enough to make people go "OMGOMG OMG CAMARO CAMAROCAMAOROROREEEEE!!!!!!"
Those are two major high-level styling points. Coming from a C5/6/7 with center exit exhaust. I understand why they did side exit on the C8, but it makes it even that much more similar to the Camaro. The car has a strong family resemblance.
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The Corvette and Camaro rear ends have had from time to time styling theme resemblance dating all the way back to the early 70s.

And they're less like each other today than they have been in the past.

I've never understood, given that, what all the hyperventilating about this is all about.
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As a driver and collector of both Corvettes and Camaros, I LOVE it. Bring it on!
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The Corvette and Camaro rear ends have had from time to time styling theme resemblance dating all the way back to the early 70s.

And they're less like each other today than they have been in the past.

I've never understood, given that, what all the hyperventilating about this is all about.
I have been religiously following the C8 development since the first Holden mule came up in January 2015. My first reaction to this leaked picture was one of being underwhelmed and slightly disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
I have been religiously following the C8 development since the first Holden mule came up in January 2015. My first reaction to this leaked picture was one of being underwhelmed and slightly disappointed.
IMO it's an improvement over the C7.

Seeing it in the flesh with the car sitting on the ground, and viewing from standing eye level - I bet it'll look fine.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:24 PM
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I agree... itís tolerable and Iíll still get one. My old car vs. C8 leak.



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Old 07-07-2019, 10:35 PM
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The C8 rear looks nothing like a Camaro rear. Camaro, to me, looks like a brick on wheels.
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Originally Posted by oregonsharkman View Post
I've stared at the new rear pics for about an hour now...First impression was Meh, but I am interested to see it in context with the rest of the car. It is fairly aggressive looking and slightly reminds me of the 1990's Lamborghini Diablo...
I guess that's a start.

Hopefully the C9 will look like something in the current decade.
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If that's the rear it looks cheaply made. If so, it's no wonder it will be $60k. It lacks what other mid engine cars have. That word is class. Again, that's if that is the rear.
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Let's not.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:02 AM
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Make the spoiler smaller and I would actually like it. I like the exhausts also.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:51 AM
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What I can't wait for is the blind spots. lol Corvette diehards will say "It's still good!" But won't say the same about a Camaro. lol
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I want this one for sure, the great one, the Tadge special.


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