Please stay with the traditional taillights and not use Camaro taillights.
Looks like a Japanese knock-off of a Corvette. Hate the tail lights.
Looks too much like a Camaro for me.
I echo the sentiments above about the square tailllights- blech.
It clearly is not a radical departure from the C6, which is all that could be expected of a company as big as GM- they're never going to do anything too extreme from one version to the next. I do say, though, that the more square, non-bubble rear window looks nice in my opinion, and certainly is more mainstream as far as high performance cars are concerned nowadays. It's always nice to be unique in design, but I wouldn't mind if they got rid of the current hatch design.
Rear end is very square-looking, not sure if I'm a fan or not yet.
As Jalopnik noted, one of their sources said this was the IVER version (initial engineering release), so it could have tweaks.
I like it. My wife likes it.
Yes, there are parts of it that will take "getting used to it." However, let us all remember goiing back to 1984, when the C4 came out and the "design-haters" were everywhere, as they were in 1997, and 2005.
They will again surface and just like when we bought the first C5 in our Corvette club, and brought it to the next club meeting, many of our fellow members were not "enamored" when they saw it. However, just five years later, almost everyone in our club had a C5. Funny, how that happened again in with the C6 (though proportionately not that many made that jump). Guessing someone smarter than I said, "history is repeating itself."
Flame away at the new design or parts of it, then in 2016 or 2017, take a look at what is in your garage.
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Maybe some symbolence of things to come, but not the exact deal.....IMO....I'm with the other guy....I would think that GM WOULD like the hype over any of their cars for that matter. As long a the hype is a positive one.....
The back looks like a Camaro.
The lines on top of rear fenders remind me of Porsche.
The back lines over rear deck remind me of (new) Ferarri.
I would not buy a "CamarO" look alike. The rear reminds of same.
There's nothing there that will cause me to part with my C6 Z06.
I know it's supposed to handle better (rumor mill) than C6. The front is too long and it will definitely scrape just like the present model but this one even more so.
Are thet going to have a Z06/ZR1 (or a Z model at that) model?
I do like the vent in the hood. The C6 needs that to help vent the heat from engine bay.
Overall, does not really "trip my trigger" .....I hope the design would be tweaked a little more like the new Ferarri ....that trips my trigger.....beautiful cars indeed.
FWIW....thanks for letting me know
I should add, IMO, Vette should have it's own tail lights, and not borrow the design from a lesser model. I love my Vette, and I do not want to see it piece mealed by design and borrowing from other models already introduced. It should keep it's round lights that it has had for generations or a completely new design, but, please GM, not a design from a lesser model.....not downing Camaro, as I drove those for years. Vette is a special mark, keep it that way. I also understand that probably would cost GM less bringing it to market by borrowing parts/pieces from other models already on the market, just don't do those dam tail lights....I love the rear deck lines and the opening in the hood....I did not see a cold air inlet in the front???
There are elements I like and others, not so much. Would this design, including the Camaro tail lamps keep me from owning one, I don't think so. I think everyone here will agree that our love for this sports car is more than skin deep. Come to think of it, I love driving these cars and I can't see the outside at all.
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If I ever want a camaro I'll go out and buy the real thing.
If that really is the new C7, then GM is really cutting corners with the styling.
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C7 - Design Sketches by Jalopnik
I think these sketches are pretty close. They're similar to some other sketches I've seen in the past, from other projects. The one thing that is clear is that the Corvette was always going to move in the direction of Cadillac's "art & science" (aka hard edges) motif. Remember, these are now GM's two halo models and they have to play them both to a very similar market.
To me, the design looks good. European in styling, but still aggressive and brawny.
The ZR1 configuration developed by Ray Wert (Jalopnick) looks like i has some cues intended to reflect a body style that would give more advantage to the ZR1 in GT2 racing.
What do you get when a ZL1 Camaro, CTS-V Cadillac, and C6-Z06 collide....A C7 of course - but you already knew that, didn't you!
Well, I think it's pretty nice, as best I can telll from that one photo (?). Perhaps a bit busy. Maybe after a year or two, they'd slick it up a bit.
WOW - A CamroCadaVette!
I agree with the other statements regarding the taillights. I am a Camaro fan, but that's not what I want to see on a 'Vette. I also agree with 6 Shooter calling it a CamarCadaVette! I was hoping for something a bit more unique. . .
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