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    I'm down with it ... I certainly don't mind the styling. It's no more a radical change than it was from '67 to '68, '82 to '84, or '96 to '97. C5 to C6 was more of an evolutionary change than a revolutionary change. This C6 to C7 seems on par with that.

    That rendering has a few different styling queues. From some angles, it takes on a Ferrari look, like the Scuderia or California. Both of those are sharp cars!

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    everything but the tailights too much Camaro

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    Default It may grow on me

    I had a Torch Red c5 convertible that I loved. When the c6 came out they had done away with Torch Red and I didn't like the short look. Slowly I got over it and after about 2 yrs, I bought a 2006 c6 convertible. The Monterey Red Metallic Tint was a rich looking color and was my choice over the Victory Red and the other reds that tried in the early c6s. I sold my c5 and kicked myself for it every since. In 2010 they brought Torch Red back and I immediately bought a convertible. Last Dec I took delivery of a 2012 Torch Red Grand Sport Convertible and the c6 is clearly a beautiful car in my eyes now as still is the c5. By the way, 3 weeks ago I found a 1998 c5 Torch Red Convertible, 6 spd,w/Z51 package and it only had 65,355 miles on it. Great shape and I bought it, so now I'm not kicking myself anymore. I now sport a c5 and a c6 smile.

    I guess the moral to the story for me is I'm disappointed that there wasn't more of a dramatic body style change from the c6 (like the concept car). It kinda takes from other cars instead of being in the forefront. I don't know, but this looks like the base car. What differences will there be with the GS, z06 and zr1? And most importantly to me, what will the convertible look like, even if I have to wait until 2015, if the are delayed a year like in past generations.

    It may not take 2yrs to grow on me like the c6 did, but if the technology and power is there, I'm sure it will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Let's just hope it doesn't have those Pachenko Parlor lights all over it and in the headlamps. The Japanese aren't always right, you know.
    Those LED drl's were first introduced by Audi.

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    Default Hummm

    Looks too much like a 370 Z...Also looks like this animation shows that the tail lights are kind of like a cross between round and rectangular....
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    Showing how people's opinion of styling changes-

    I thought the C5 looked pudgy with a big butt. But in 2001 I finally traded my Camaro for a C5 because there was no denying the technical superiority of the Corvette. It took me a couple of years more before I decided the C5 looked "ok", and I never really loved the appearance.

    When the C6 came out, the initial photos did not impress me, I thought the car looked too anglular and over-styled. Not horrible, but not beautiful either. Fast forward a few months to the day I actually saw one in the flesh. I spent 30 minutes looking at the mechanical stuff and also viewing the body from various angles and distances. By the time I walked away, I said "I've got to have one of these, they are beautiful."

    We've owned a C6 now for 6 yrs/90,000 miles (2006, replaced by 2009). I still think it's the most beautiful car I've ever owned, and perhaps the most beautiful I've ever seen. Even prettier than our 1967 Roadster w/hardtop.

    So, I'll wait and see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieN85 View Post
    everything but the tailights too much Camaro
    I agree 100% with Ernie. Hate to look of the tailights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    I do not like the tail lights - still too much like the Camaro.
    I agree, Camaro is all over the back end and the Vette should not look like any other car on the road.

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    My first impression... BBBLLLLCCCKKKK. I don't like it at all - any of it. I remember when the C5 came out; I couldn't stand the rear and although it grew on me over time I never really loved the way the back looked; the front ROCKED. LOVED the C6 and still do.... got to get me one of those in a big way. This looks too angular, too much like a 370Z and a camaro combo largely and then as an afterthought trying to keep enough of the C6 styling to make it recognizable as a corvette. What I don't like most about it is how the body sits over the rear wheels... the new camaro has this same problem - the body to wheel "balance" issue is a problem - too much body below the half-wheel mark down. This is having some of that same issue. I can't believe I don't like any part of it at all; I can live with the LEDs I suppose. But, it would probably grow on me to SOME extent. But even today, I still don't really LOVE the new camaros (too much body and the back lower is awful!).

    Why couldn't they have made the C7 look like the vette in the transformers? That would have been cool!!!!
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    Default i'm sorry, but that'a Ferrari

    that's not a Corvette--that's a Ferrari somebody started building on Friday, but didn't finish, so the Camaro assembly line did the tail on the following monday;

    first, no pop-up headlights, then no difference between the Z06 or Grand Sport (look at the King of the Hill and Grand Sport C4s--what happened?);

    now we have a Corsa-style exhaust (and i HATE the Corsa sound--too much like an Abarth) AND NO MORE ROUND TAILLIGHTS?

    and to think, we once built Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs...

    and who didn't want a Chapparal, save Phil Hill and Steve McQueen?

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    Question R U kidding me?

    I like the exhaust tips.

    The rest is just so wrong in so many ways.
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    Default Hate It!

    I'll have to wait to pass judgment, since this is an animated rendering, but if this turns out to be the 2014, I won't be buying one anytime soon. I'll keep my C4 for as long as I can still find parts for it. At certain angles, I have to agree with others on this thread, it looks like a Ferrari from the front. And, I absolutely hate the taillights. A Corvette has never had square taillights, except for the '96s, and I disliked those too, but not as much as these renderings. Also, the side fins remind me of a Ford Focus (can you say really, really ugly?)

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    It would be nice to see a real C-7 at Carlisle on Thursday. Even a believable mock up.

    But it will look like varied submissions from my old High School of Art and Design classes until the semester is over.

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    We also need to keep in mind that this CG rendering is one non-GM artist's rendering based on existing guesses from other non-GM people.

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    Default The C6

    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution1980 View Post
    I'm down with it ... I certainly don't mind the styling. It's no more a radical change than it was from '67 to '68, '82 to '84, or '96 to '97. C5 to C6 was more of an evolutionary change than a revolutionary change. This C6 to C7 seems on par with that.

    That rendering has a few different styling queues. From some angles, it takes on a Ferrari look, like the Scuderia or California. Both of those are sharp cars!
    What I liked about the C6 was the fact that GM maintained the Corvette heritage in its design. The back of the car was clearly designed with the early C3's in mind while the headlights reflect the 1st and 2nd generation Corvettes with modern styling.

    The only thing I didn't like was the scoop on the Z06. I saw my 1st Z06 while walking my dog - the car was coming towards us and I thought it was a Viper until it passed me.

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