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Old 01-14-2013, 12:24 AM   #41
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the 4 pipes all in a row looks kind of whack...
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #42
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:26 AM   #43
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It looks absolutely amazing. I stared at the first picture for 5 minutes solid lol..

Can't wait to see it in the local Chev dealer eh.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:27 AM   #44
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I don't like it. If I ever own a corvette, It'll be a C5.
c5's are ugly, c6 was a major improvement styling wise.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:28 AM   #45
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its special looking wenough where id appreciate it.


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Old 01-14-2013, 12:48 AM   #46
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tail lights are too bad, but the four pipes in a row are too rice for me...
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:50 AM   #47
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Damn, having owned a C5 and being a Corvette appreciator, I'm intrigued. This could be a great car, but I do have to agree with the rear not flowing well with the rest of the car. I am liking the interior as well, but I'm not too sure about the 7 gears. Just seems overkill to me... is it really necessary? I wonder what they're going to do with the power. The C6 base version is already fast and powerful as hell. Are they just going to throw more power on there or are they going to make the suspension feel better. Also, I wonder if they're going to stick with the "leaf" spring setup.
minimum targets for the base car were 450hp/450tq.

I'm ok with the 7 gears because 2 will probably be overdrive.

This car will probably be almost as fast a a C6Z around a track (as the C6 Z51 was almost as fast as a C5Z)


Also to people saying stuff about all the vents and the hood. Those are functional items for cooling / aero, etc. They were all taken from research in on the Corvette Racing team. I'm cool with them all since they aren't just there for looks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:52 AM   #48
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Wow looks absolutely fantastic..... until the rear

not a huge fan of camaro taillights but I would own this in a heartbeat regardless
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:06 AM   #49
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car is ruined by rear camaro look alike, round/oval tails is a vette thing, shoulda kept it that way imo

and the speedo is too low for mods,hehe
First thing that came to my mind too.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:43 AM   #50
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I don't like it. I looks like an aborted spawn of a camaro and a vette.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #51
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #52
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I might get a lot of **** for this but the Corvette has been an RX-7 copy exterior-wise since the C4.
C4 -> 944/FB copy.
c5 -> FD
C6 -> Lots of RX-8 curves going on.

This C7 doesn't have a mazda to copy so I think its interesting to see the styling changes follow the GT-R Boxyness and the Viper/Ferrari shape. those seats look great. The rest of the car is too boxy for me. I would save up for a Viper if I was in the market.

Good on chevy though. Lots of cool stuff going on with this car.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #53
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I love this car....I can't wait to drive one. I don't know how they were able to make the chasis almost 60% percent stiffer but that thing has to handle like a boss. I like everything about the looks but that rear end will take some getting used to. I think it looks good, it's just different for a Corvette. As the owner of a C6 I gotta say that I prefer the round taillights and some space between the exhaust tips but I'm sure it'll grow on me.
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I see that I'm in the minority who think they've pretty much ruined the exterior styling.

Exterior styling - C6 > C7
Interior - C7 > C6

I'm sure power and driving dynamics will undoubtedly will be better in the C7 as well, but I just can't get over the exterior. JMHO.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:34 AM   #55
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damn everything looks amazing. they hit a home run with this gen.
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BRB putting a for sale sign on the E46.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #58
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Moderately impressed.

New styling is certainly new(ish), dramatic and a departure from the current design language.

However...the actual design detailing is somewhat haphazard and does not cohere really well: a lot of individually interesting bits a bit losely combined. The back end especially is a conglomeration a bits that seem somewhat randomly applied and don't necesarily relate to each other too well.

I'm sure those seeking little more than visual drama and a departure from slavish adherence to previous Corvette design traits will be quite pleased. However, more discerning eyes might discern a less well integrated and thought out overall design, especially in the detailing, than they might have hoped.

Over all, a good to design that will get the job done but falls a bit short of greatness.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #59
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I like it but would prefer to see the vents/scoops be painted the same color as the rest of the body.
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