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      01-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #45
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If the C7 was somehow snuck out with a Roundel on it instead of a Bowtie, all the fanbois on this site would be drooling all over this car. None of you have the balls or the skills to get even 6/10ths the performance out of it that it is capable of. When BMW builds a 3,100 pound, 450 HP sports car for $55K - $60K, then call me because I'll then know hell has indeed frozen over and Iíll need to pack my hockey skates for the trip.
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I love vettes, my dad currently has a 427 Z06 Convertible and it is a beauty.

The new C7 just has way too much going on, especially some negative aspects of the rear.

1) I don't know who on earth thought 4 exhaust tips in a row looks better than the spaced out grouping of 2+2, but it looks so stupid.

2) Why the EFF is the black diffuser so massive?!?! It should come up half as high as it does.

3) Tail light idea is cool but it is already on the camaro. So that was another dumb move I think. They should have had this new design saved for the next gen camaro, and tried some type of progression of what the C6 had in the rear.

This vette could have been a lot classier looking IMO. It looks like a clusterfuck honestly, and as someone posted earlier, Ferrari did it right aerodynamically AND aesthetically. The vette may have great aerodynamics, but it doesn't look clean.

In black it will be badass though, the vents will not be as pronounced and that massive diffuser will not be noticeable.
+1 the rear is just plain weird. The front is great IMO

Should look great in black or Any dark colors!
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      01-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #48
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I love vettes, my dad currently has a 427 Z06 Convertible and it is a beauty.

The new C7 just has way too much going on, especially some negative aspects of the rear.

1) I don't know who on earth thought 4 exhaust tips in a row looks better than the spaced out grouping of 2+2, but it looks so stupid.

2) Why the EFF is the black diffuser so massive?!?! It should come up half as high as it does.

3) Tail light idea is cool but it is already on the camaro. So that was another dumb move I think. They should have had this new design saved for the next gen camaro, and tried some type of progression of what the C6 had in the rear.

This vette could have been a lot classier looking IMO. It looks like a clusterfuck honestly, and as someone posted earlier, Ferrari did it right aerodynamically AND aesthetically. The vette may have great aerodynamics, but it doesn't look clean.

In black it will be badass though, the vents will not be as pronounced and that massive diffuser will not be noticeable.
No such thing as a 427 Z06 convertible. There is a z06 and then a 427 convertible. The only thing they share is the engine, drive line and rear axle. Either way, I agree there is a lot going on but I like it.

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      01-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #51
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If the C7 was somehow snuck out with a Roundel on it instead of a Bowtie, all the fanbois on this site would be drooling all over this car. None of you have the balls or the skills to get even 6/10ths the performance out of it that it is capable of. When BMW builds a 3,100 pound, 450 HP sports car for $55K - $60K, then call me because I'll then know hell has indeed frozen over and Iíll need to pack my hockey skates for the trip.
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      01-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #52
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No such thing as a 427 Z06 convertible. There is a z06 and then a 427 convertible. The only thing they share is the engine, drive line and rear axle. Either way, I agree there is a lot going on but I like it.

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I have never looked at a late model corvette like I stare at this car. I absolutely HATED the C4, C5 and C6; especially the C6. It seemed that GM was just haphazardly redesigning a storied mark and living on its laurels. They looked bad, they felt bad but at least they drove well.

This one redeems everything that the last 30 years has messed u. This is a good looking ride and should bring back the younger cleintelle. I know I will check one out when they are on the dealership floor
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I really like it the more pics I see. To the point where I actually want one.
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Looks great to me. I like the gloss black rims and rear diffuser.
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There was one on display at the Barrett Jackson and it had a huge crowd around it. I thought that it looked even better in person in pictures. It has much more presence that he new Viper. Of course, it will still have the stigma that has plagued the vette since the 80's but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a c7.
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      01-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #56
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No such thing as a 427 Z06 convertible. There is a z06 and then a 427 convertible. The only thing they share is the engine, drive line and rear axle. Either way, I agree there is a lot going on but I like it.

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I only say that because a lot of people still don't know what a 427 Convertible is...
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      01-21-2013, 09:00 PM   #57
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I love vettes, my dad currently has a 427 Z06 Convertible and it is a beauty.

The new C7 just has way too much going on, especially some negative aspects of the rear.

1) I don't know who on earth thought 4 exhaust tips in a row looks better than the spaced out grouping of 2+2, but it looks so stupid.

2) Why the EFF is the black diffuser so massive?!?! It should come up half as high as it does.

3) Tail light idea is cool but it is already on the camaro. So that was another dumb move I think. They should have had this new design saved for the next gen camaro, and tried some type of progression of what the C6 had in the rear.

This vette could have been a lot classier looking IMO. It looks like a clusterfuck honestly, and as someone posted earlier, Ferrari did it right aerodynamically AND aesthetically. The vette may have great aerodynamics, but it doesn't look clean.

In black it will be badass though, the vents will not be as pronounced and that massive diffuser will not be noticeable.


I'm of the near opposite opinion.

1) The packed exhaust tips look cleaner and more precise than the outgoing C6's odd packaging.

2) It's for a few reasons:
  • Design trends are dictating higher use of black contrast graphics to reduce visual mass, making the car look lighter and more "dynamic".
  • Dedicating such a large surface area to the diffuser gives them room to make aggressive 3D graphics (i.e. faux, or even real, diffuser fins and/or other various inserts), which we'll potentially see once the higher-po variants come to fruition.

3) Arguably the most polarizing styling choice on the new C7--the deviation from the typically round taillights--is upsetting a lot of people. I think they did this because they needed to keep the design homogenous, and some circular taillights might have looked okay, but they wouldn't fit as well with the car's chiseled sheetmetal. Their design is definitely contemporary, with depth and modern shaping. Whether or not they age well is another story.

I think the proportions and depth of shaping needs to be seen in person before people make finalized opinions.
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The right way.......and the wrong way.
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I'm of the near opposite opinion.

1) The packed exhaust tips look cleaner and more precise than the outgoing C6's odd packaging.

2) It's for a few reasons:
  • Design trends are dictating higher use of black contrast graphics to reduce visual mass, making the car look lighter and more "dynamic".
  • Dedicating such a large surface area to the diffuser gives them room to make aggressive 3D graphics (i.e. faux, or even real, diffuser fins and/or other various inserts), which we'll potentially see once the higher-po variants come to fruition.

3) Arguably the most polarizing styling choice on the new C7--the deviation from the typically round taillights--is upsetting a lot of people. I think they did this because they needed to keep the design homogenous, and some circular taillights might have looked okay, but they wouldn't fit as well with the car's chiseled sheetmetal. Their design is definitely contemporary, with depth and modern shaping. Whether or not they age well is another story.

I think the proportions and depth of shaping needs to be seen in person before people make finalized opinions.
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I like it a lot. Looks like they finally getting their act together as far as the interior.
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Looks way better without the rear wing IMO.
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The new Corvette Stingray is a targa?

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Yes, you can get the roof in a clear version, painted or raw carbon.
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That is nice. If chassis keeps the has the same ridgidity, I'm all for it. Better than softtop convertible, and lighter than hardtop convertibles.
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