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Guitarstar 06-27-2007 04:12 PM

Your New C7 Corvette.
Is the Gm Corvette design team Obessed with making our Corvette look like a Ferrari?
Rear engines on these.

ben dover 06-27-2007 04:14 PM

I sure as hell hope not.

Hells 06-27-2007 04:27 PM

They look even uglier here than in the other post.

GMuffley 06-27-2007 04:31 PM

Just doesn't look right.

Dark Overlord 06-27-2007 04:32 PM

i dig it. :thumbs:

riverway 06-27-2007 04:35 PM

Originally Posted by edwardaldridge (Post 1560852349)
i dig it. :thumbs:

Me too:yesnod:

Chupacabra 06-27-2007 04:36 PM

Originally Posted by riverway (Post 1560852395)
Me too:yesnod:

Me three!

susko 06-27-2007 04:39 PM

they look amazing imho. the closer to the "ferrari look" the better. and thats pretty close. just keep our c5/c6 reliability!

Silverspeed 06-27-2007 04:43 PM

Absolutely awesome. Anybody notice the side windows aren't the same. The yellow ones look better IMHO.

Vette_DD 06-27-2007 04:47 PM


WAwatchnut 06-27-2007 04:53 PM

I thought one was front tengine?

Originally Posted by Guitarstar (Post 1560852077)
Is the Gm Corvette design team Obessed with making our Corvette look like a Ferrari?
Rear engines on these.

I may have to re-read the article, but I thought these mockups were based on the possibility of a rear engine version (most likely not), and the more likely evolution of the C6 (on right), retaining the traditional layout.

DEagle 06-27-2007 04:53 PM

The yellow one looks like a photoshop of the Cadillac Cien concept from a few years back. I like the idea of 2 distinct Corvette models - a traditional front engine car that offers the best performance-per-dollar in the world and a mid-engined ultra-super-duper high performance model that might cost $100k+.

Don't forget, Zora always wanted a mid-engined Corvette, so it would honor his memory to build one. :flag:

Silverspeed 06-27-2007 04:56 PM

Originally Posted by JimTN (Post 1560852560)

Some people with 56k might no be able to view the other post, or if they could it would take forever. Thanks dupe police.

2JZFAN 06-27-2007 05:00 PM

It looks much more like a Cadillac Cien then a Ferrari.. That's not the first time I've seen a C7 photo in that style either.

last901 06-27-2007 05:01 PM

Originally Posted by Guitarstar (Post 1560852077)
Is the Gm Corvette design team Obessed with making our Corvette look like a Ferrari?
Rear engines on these.

Obsessed? No I don't think so. Chevrolet has long borrowed styling cues from Ferrari. Where do you think the "cove" on the '56 through '62 Corvettes originated? Take a look at photos of - if memory serves - the Ferrari 375 built for Ingrid Bergman in 1953. (or was it her husband?)

Take a look at the Chevrolet Monza (not the Corvair) and tell me Chuck Jordan didn't try in some subtle way to make it look like a Ferrari 365GTB/4 "Daytona".

Didn't Ferrari's egg-crate grille on the early cars, like the 340 Barchetta - perhaps more of Carrozzeria Touring's idea than Ferraris - look a lot like the grille that first appeared on the 1955 Chevy?

You'll never convince me that Chevrolet - albeit through their styling department - didn't emulate a lot of ideas from Ferrari. Saying that however, most of the early Ferraris were bodied by Italy's Carrozzeria (coachbuilders, bodyshops, stylists) so most of the credit really must point in that direction.

And, I might add, we're all the better for it.

WMark 06-27-2007 05:10 PM

Considering this is an artists rendering, and the in-the-flesh car would be less cartoonish, I kind of like 'em.

I looked back at all the buff magazines' predictions on the C6, and most weren't even close, so these will likely prove to be off base. But fun thinking about it.

BaBa Booey 06-27-2007 06:14 PM

I'd buy one

VET4LES 06-27-2007 06:16 PM

I like it.:thumbs:

djfullshred 06-27-2007 06:35 PM

I'm thinking they are keeping the real C7 design ideas locked down pretty tight. All these supposed next Corvette pictures are :bs I think.

I have seen some of the "next gen" ideas that were lifted straight out of some of the concept pics that were from the C6 development too btw. I have a book that has a bunch of those pics, so some of those "new" designs are actually several years old.

Mangs 06-27-2007 07:26 PM

I really wish I could draw, cause I have a cool design floating around in my head.

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