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Old 11-17-2012, 09:26 AM   #16
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it's interesting what you are saying. this brings us to an almost another discussion. how will the next chevys be influenced after the c7? will the next camaro stay at its retro style?
now corvette adopting its c1 cues, will it influence all the chevys? if yes, will this mean that chevrolet can't move forward without making the corvette look dated???
I think you took what I ment to far.

The next generation of Chevy's will ook like the new Impala. the Vette grill favors it as well.
Camaro will be smaller and based off of the Alpha platform (like the ATS and new CTS).

The current grill does appear to have some semblance of the C1. And I think you could call it a modern interpritation with classic cues, this is a lot like the Camaro. I think this Corvette will push a little bit of the newer face of Chevy. But not so much that it will look dated.
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There are some cool ideas in these concept sketches. Too bad more of it doesn't meet the light of day.
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The newest teaser vid flashes to a collage of what look to be possible C7 or future Corvette concepts.

If you take a quick look you'll notice the majority of the rear shots feature non-traditional(read: not round) tail light styling.

For those hopeful few that still believe the C7 will feature traditional, round taillights - perhaps this will serve as your rude awakening.

Also, in the vid we're shown a drawing of the rear fascia and an out-of-focus shot of the uncovered car(paired with a bitchin' sound clip of the new exhaust tone)these images match up 100% with the Jalopnik rendering and all spy shots we've seen thus far.

It's pretty clear that this Vette is going to be very angular - and the round taillights will have no place on it (As Longtimer has said again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again... ...and again)

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Video here: http://andoniscars.blogspot.hu/2012/...#axzz2CMM9mWim
Is that a round tail light at 0:32 in the video?
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At :32 that looks to be front frontal area of the car, the slope and the direction that the air is flowing in would suggest as much.
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There are some cool ideas in these concept sketches. Too bad more of it doesn't meet the light of day.

IMO, although most don't have round taillights, most show a much better presentation of the rear than the production C7.
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I think you took what I ment to far.

The next generation of Chevy's will ook like the new Impala. the Vette grill favors it as well.
Camaro will be smaller and based off of the Alpha platform (like the ATS and new CTS).

The current grill does appear to have some semblance of the C1. And I think you could call it a modern interpritation with classic cues, this is a lot like the Camaro. I think this Corvette will push a little bit of the newer face of Chevy. But not so much that it will look dated.
I am sorry, but I simply do not see the new Corporate face on this Corvette with what I have seen before.

BTW for those who do not know, the new Corporate face for chevy is whats on the 2014 Impala and 2013 Traverse.




The 2013 Malibu will be the last for that Corporate face, with the Cruze stated to pick up this face in a year or two.
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I am sorry, but I simply do not see the new Corporate face on this Corvette with what I have seen before.

BTW for those who do not know, the new Corporate face for chevy is whats on the 2014 Impala and 2013 Traverse.




The 2013 Malibu will be the last for that Corporate face, with the Cruze stated to pick up this face in a year or two.
i did not know, thanks.
what about the chevy trucks?
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We really have yet to see what face the Chevy trucks will use marching forward. However the new Silverado/Sierra trucks will be shown off soon so we will see very soon.

Though GMCs new face is inspired by the Granite concept car, which I am not 100% sure how I like that.

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a few ideas

so many things in my mind...

styling and design
1. if we look at the C1 (I've still yet to see one in person) but according to the pics, the front grille is actually INSPIRING the camaro, not the other way around. look carefully at those "teeth"


2.the entire style-hype on the front grill - besides telling that i'm a chevy - is also an attempt to move upmarket. at least visually. nowadays is very trendy to have chromes on high end cars. take astons for example. someone said that after the C1 this bold grill vanished from vettes and was right. although every vette (except the C5 maybe) is B E A utiful, this chrome mouth might actually work.
i dunno about you guys, but in europe it sure won't hurt to have more shiny stuff on the car. it will look more expensive.

3. meanwhile i forgot what i wanted :P
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I am sorry, but I simply do not see the new Corporate face on this Corvette with what I have seen before.

BTW for those who do not know, the new Corporate face for chevy is whats on the 2014 Impala and 2013 Traverse.




The 2013 Malibu will be the last for that Corporate face, with the Cruze stated to pick up this face in a year or two.
In the upper pic look at the lower grill opening and the two bumps on the outer edges of the lower front bumper. Those will be simular on the Vette.
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much rather see this as the rear
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That is pretty good looking to me! I like the smooth flowing lines instead of the angular stuff. JMHO
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I saw it too, exactly a year ago when we first saw the Jalopnik and then Trinity renderings. But not the current Camaro. It reminded me of a logical progression of the 1982 to 2002 Camaro theme.

That's not all bad IMHO. I've owned all generations of Corvette but have often thought the grill styling left something to be desired. The original 1953-1957 was ok but after that Corvette grilles didn't have a lot of character for about 47 years. They were either hidden behind bumpers or split into 2 or 3 pieces or there was none at all. At least the C6s got a one piece recessed opening.

There will be many complaints here about the C7 losing traditional Corvette styling cues. Many will hate the new side vents, taillamps, and the loss of the halo bar and big heavy rear greenhouse we tolerated for 35 years. But I expect most to agree that the C7 front styling with its defined and functional grill shape to be the best one yet. It's even quite pointed, which will remind some of the 1968-1982.

Not to mention the slick headlamps containing 4 bi-zenon lamps with a smooth glowing white bar along the bottom and outer edge (a hockey stick shape) for DRL's. Just inboard of that, a vertical strip amber led's for turn signals. A clean design when off, bold and high tech when illuminated
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C7 on the cover of Magazine.

I just saw the magazine in the Tampa Airport...Red C7 grand sport on the cover and about a 4 page write up on it. Pictures in the write-up show it from most angles. Sorry I didnt buy it and I feel dumb for not remembering the name of the magazine....I believe it was Car and Driver. But as far as the car is concerned, I still think the C-6 is a better looking car. I like the new front end of the C7, but I dont care for the back end of the car. IMO there is not enough flowing curves back there. But I guess it is...what it is...the new C7. Like it or not it is our new C7. I cant wait to read a more in depth review of the new motors that will be offered.
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Like it or not it is our new C7.
No, it's Welburns', Peters', and Bennion's ivory tower-we-don't-care-what-you-think-get-used-to-it C7, it's not "ours." GM and their attitude can suck it as far as I'm concerned.
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