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New C7 Corvette Reveal

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by viman96, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Has some mid-2000's Viper design elements in it too like the curvy rear spoiler.

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  2. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I agree.. love the overall look of the car.. but the back looks terrible, imo. Kinda ruins the entire product. Hope they tweak it a bit before its actually released.
  3. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Wow, sounds like a great job, but I'm sure you're incredibly busy.

    Would love to get updates via PM from Bowling Green if it wouldn't be too much.

    The car will take some getting used to. I was enamored with the C6 the moment it was revealed, but this one is a pretty drastic change...not to say I don't like it.
  4. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    with some nissan Z heritage thrown in.
  5. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Since they did away with the hideaway headlights it looks more like a Trans Am.
    (if they would have kept making them that is)

    More than ever in this pic.
  6. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    I'd argue that this

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    to this, is less of a jump in styling than

    than this to

    this

  7. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    [IMG]

    It really does, especially in this photo.
  8. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I don't see what you're seeing. It looks like they made a Ferrari look like a Corvette, and then Corvette got an udpate to make it look more modern/aggressive.
  9. Wolfpack

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    Yes. You can see the F-car changed its proportions drastically adopting the long nose of the Corvette..because it put the engine in the front vs. the middle/rear.
  10. SacredStar

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    I will update as much as I can. I can tell you the production of the C6 stops February 28th. The plant will then be on idle status until August. The workers will still report to work for schooling and training. Very few saleable vehicles will be produced during this time. We will assemble, take apart, re-assemble until we work the bugs out. There are only two common parts on the C7 that were on the C6. Everything else is all new components. Line speed jumps from 8 jobs an hour to 18 in August.
  11. ninja

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    I actually saw a Corvette on the road a couple weeks ago here in MD. I was shocked. Someone actually took it out of the garage and drove it on the road. I hardly ever see any of them anymore, old or new. What's bad for Corvette in my opinion, is the car I saw hardly even stood out. It was just some extra-wide, extra-low average looking vehicle going the speed of traffic just like everyone else.

    It just doesn't have that "wow" factor anymore. Hasn't had it for 30 or more years now. With a price tag of $50-60k+, that's a lot of coin to throw away just to have something to look at in a garage. Maybe, every once in a while, pop the hood and "marvel" at the engine and dream about opening it up on the highway (if there only weren't speed limits and other drivers). Until common sense kicks in and they realize how high maintenance and costly the engine really is. And then the real kick-in-the-groin comes when they realize chicks don't even dig the 'vette anymore.

    GM and Corvette need to go back to the original drawing board. Forget about all that engine crapola and just make a classic old style body, think early 60's or something, with a normal, nothing fancy engine, and a price tag of around $30k.

    Until then GM will continue to lose money making a car that sits in a garage where the owners mostly drive it in their dreams asleep on the couch. Zoom, snore, zoom, snore, zoom.
  12. Kristen82

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    Um, no....
  13. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    SacredStar...what exactly is your role with the C7? Have been following for months and watched the live reveal last Sun night. C7 is Dynamite imo, I absolutely love every inch of it. Finally a Vette that breaks the mold once again.You have to go all the way back to the C4 for a truly groundbreaking Corvette. Keep us updated and good luck in BG. C7 is going to sell finally to the younger generation imo. It's definitely on my must have list whereas both the C5/6 were not. Anyone interested in my 96 GS 15k miles just let me know...Have to free up some cashies now.
  14. Route 66

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    :muttley:
  15. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    looks like the front is smiling at you, or a robot face.

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