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VetteSpeed-427 03-07-2008 06:30 AM

Corvette C7 Fostel Design
 
I love designing cars so I tried to imagine what the C7 should look like. I love collecting design suggestions from Corvette fans to pick up the most important styling clues you would like to see in the future C7 Vette design. So I designed several C7 corvettes, some of them look very modern and some go back to a more nostalgic styling. I’ll be pleased to design a special corvette for this forum taking into consideration your ideas and hints.
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/vsp1111.jpg[/IMG]

VetteSpeed-427 03-07-2008 06:54 AM

This is the same design with classic tail lights

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/vsp212.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/vsp711.jpg[/IMG]

VetteSpeed-427 03-07-2008 07:50 AM

The first thing i do when I start a design is a quick hand sketch of what I want the car to look like. This is quite fast to do (it took me 30 minutes for this example). It is not an accurate design, it only shows the general lines of the car. Wheels are often over sized and as the design goes further (towards industrial process …Alias 3D modelling … etc … ) proportions get more realistic and closer to serial models.

Here is the very first quick sketch of the C7 that I made…I will show you the final result later on.

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/vcp711.jpg[/IMG]
http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/212110.jpg

VetteSpeed-427 03-07-2008 08:07 AM

Because of the future fuel economy and emissions laws, GM might focus financial efforts on engine/transmission solutions rather than fundamentally modifying the actual C6 structure. So I also tried restyling a C6 in several manners.

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/vettes10.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/66611.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/c6vs11.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/v210.jpg[/IMG]

maddenrm 03-07-2008 04:24 PM

Nice effort, but I really dont like any of those.
I love seeing artists concepts though! Nice work!

VetteSpeed-427 03-08-2008 06:17 AM


Nice effort, but I really dont like any of those.
I love seeing artists concepts though! Nice work!
Thanks for your reply. Actually what I’d love to know is what kind of styling would you like to see on the future Vette. The funny thing about Corvette design is that we in Europe love muscular shape Corvettes with typical US styling since we already have Ferrari and Lamborghini. In the US I noticed many Corvette fans see things differently, they would really love a more exotic Corvette that gets close to European styling. I think that a good design is one that satisfies both.

VetteSpeed-427 03-08-2008 06:43 AM

Here are two other designs. The first one is a kind of C6 super Vette (full carbon fibre body) that I designed way before the ZR1 came out. The second one is another view of the C7.

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/sv110.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/12v10.jpg[/IMG]

opua 03-08-2008 02:26 PM

I like the one with round tail lights.

jimmybobby 03-08-2008 07:08 PM

The side view of the silver one is awesome. I'm not sure what the 2 black lines are behind the front wheel, but I think it would look better without those - it takes away from the lines and the way the front quarter flows. Nice Job on that one!

2005ArcticWhite 03-09-2008 08:27 PM

This the fun part, wondering how the lokk will pan out.

This will take years.

C-7 here we come.

:flag: :flag: GM

VetteSpeed-427 03-10-2008 08:28 AM


The side view of the silver one is awesome. I'm not sure what the 2 black lines are behind the front wheel, but I think it would look better without those - it takes away from the lines and the way the front quarter flows. Nice Job on that one!
Here it is without the side vents. This is a C6 restyling without modifying the actual wheel base. The second one is a total body and engine modification of the C6 Z06 …with an 8:1 compression ratio, Twin VG Turbos with water injection while over boost …max power 1000 Hp.

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/fd110.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/sh110.jpg[/IMG]

P.S. I modified several racing and high performance engines in the past but I stopped doing it now because there is no realistic future for such cars. At the moment I work on fuel economy technical solutions.

VetteSpeed-427 03-10-2008 12:00 PM

This one is not a C7 design but an old design that I did few years ago. I wanted to give Corvettes a strong visual identity front face (because C3/4/5 had pop up lights they lost much of their front face identity) and a cosy (classy) look.
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/vsfx11.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/vsfxl10.jpg[/IMG]

P.S. Sorry if I make English mistakes since I’m French so obviously my English is not as good as yours.

my_blue_c5 03-10-2008 06:10 PM

That front end does not look very good.

But I like the one above the Snake Hunter, although it looks a lot like the current C6. (The rear portion.)

VetteSpeed-427 03-11-2008 11:56 AM

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/3310.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/2311.jpg[/IMG]

QUAKEJAKE 03-11-2008 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by VetteSpeed-427 (Post 1564447952)
Here are two other designs. The first one is a kind of C6 super Vette (full carbon fibre body) that I designed way before the ZR1 came out. The second one is another view of the C7.

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/sv110.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/12v10.jpg[/IMG]

Like the second picture .Looks like that could be a highproformance Hybrid version:cool:

VetteSpeed-427 03-12-2008 08:49 AM

This is a more exotic European styling of the C7. These are low resolution images because I don’t like to show crystal clear images (Lines can be scanned) on forums. I am looking for a Job at GM so I’ll be more than pleased to send clear images to GM.

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/2910.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/2010.jpg[/IMG]

dfalliaux 03-12-2008 01:07 PM

Wow great stuff! I love looking at concepts!

VetteSpeed-427 03-12-2008 01:35 PM

I design all types of cars, not only Vettes but my dream is to work for GM (not necessarily in the design field) because I love GM (in general) and Corvettes. I sent my CV several times to GM human resources but I’m sure that it is not getting to the right person (so if any one here works for GM and can help me ???). I also have other GM designs such as Pontiac but this is a Corvette forum so I will not post them here.

This is typical US styling and this is exaclty how i would have designed the C7 Vette if had the chance to do it for GM. Very Agressive design ....
[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/zr2210.jpg[/IMG]

VetteSpeed-427 03-13-2008 01:08 PM

[IMG]http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/33/01/20/99910.jpg[/IMG]

stax68 03-13-2008 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by VetteSpeed-427 (Post 1564508249)
This is a more exotic European styling of the C7.
These are low resolution images because I don’t like to show crystal clear images (Lines can be scanned) on forums. I am looking for a Job at GM so I’ll be more than pleased to send clear images to GM.

These are some great designs..:smash: GM is stupid not to hire you..
but yes unfortunate over the last 35 years GM has done some
very..very stupid things....:leaving:

Here in the US so many of our cars have this muscular blocky like
look. The Chrysler 300..Dodge Charger..and Ford Mustang. But I
think the corvette can take this blocky look (as you show above)
as the overall shape and look of the car is so long and lean looking.

Still..yes....most US corvette people we like abit of the
european design look added to the corvette. It upgrades the car
since the corvette needs to be different from the typical US muscle car.


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