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Old 11-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #256
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I think from the CAD renderings that you can also say that there might be some different lower valence treatment on different models. It appears to be 2 pieces so you could keep the upper but change the lower center area around the exhaust without a lot of added cost. GM has done simular things on cars in the past.

I expect the final version to look better than the renderings just due to the angles and the dimensions being slightly off. But the truth is that it still won't be drastically different. The car is DONE. They are on final calibrations now. CTF cars will be next if they are not already aout there.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #257
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I say, uhh, yeah there is. The pics I have highlighted on here before that show round lights under the camo and covers of recent prototypes. But as I said then, for all we know it's the sawzalled back end off of a C6 that they strapped on to screw with us. But it is "in direct conflict with the Jalopnik renderings." I still say, NONE of us know for sure what it is going to be; not even Patrick, since he saw it so long ago (remember, it has been a bit over a year now). The people who have seen the final, or almost final version, are not talking.

I agree and from what I've seen I think they will similar to the Jalopnik drawings but with half round tail lights.
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I agree and from what I've seen I think they will similar to the Jalopnik drawings but with half round tail lights.
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Kirk Bennion - Exterior Design Manager C7. Certainly the buck stops at Welburn's and Tadge's desk, but this is the guy who "managed" the exterior lines. "Form follows function," said Bennion in the promo. Then three successive screens showing "EVERY" then "LINE" then "MATTERS." To me this is an odd message to try to convey about a design that is cluttered with unneccessary and oddly placed lines.

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Kirk Bennion - Exterior Design Manager C7. Certainly the buck stops at Welburn's and Tadge's desk, but this is the guy who "managed" the exterior lines. "Form follows function," said Bennion in the promo. Then three successive screens showing "EVERY" then "LINE" then "MATTERS." To me this is an odd message to try to convey about a design that is cluttered with unneccessary and oddly placed lines.
Cluttered and oddly placed, in your opinion....

I guess we'll find out for sure in 6 weeks or so. Renderings and CAD drawings, no matter how well done, CANNOT fully describe reality.
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Cluttered and oddly placed, in your opinion....

I guess we'll find out for sure in 6 weeks or so. Renderings and CAD drawings, no matter how well done, CANNOT fully describe reality.
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After looking at the CAD pic more, I wish GM would have hidden the reverse light in the grill behind the wheel. It looks out of place to me there.
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Roofline look a little familar? This is a Corvair not a Corvette BTW

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Cluttered and oddly placed, in your opinion....

I guess we'll find out for sure in 6 weeks or so. Renderings and CAD drawings, no matter how well done, CANNOT fully describe reality.
i'm wondering if you're willing to wager a bet against someone.
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on that one.. And I'm in the minority here, but I think it's absolutely fantastic, and the kick in the 'ass' that the brand has needed for a while.

And to reference clamboy, I'm on my fifth owned Vette, and I will definitely own a sixth.
I didn't think that I was going to say this...but it's pretty awesome looking.
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i'm wondering if you're willing to wager a bet against someone.
No need. We've already seen (posted) accurate renderings of the car. I still hold,however, that it will be better in person.
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After looking closely at the cad drawings, I think that the rear lights might turn out alright after all. Especially when looking Camaro lights at night.

I think that the cad drawings illustrate a red, led plastic type, perimeter light. Imagine a red "halo" effect. Yes, they represent the overall appearance of the camaro. kind of keeping with a theme. The Camaro's tail lights illuminate round, or like some half moon at night.

Look again at the cad drawings and imagine the red being a glowing lens or the shape itself actually illuminating. If that is not what they are, then I might just have to start making them.

It would be really cool and upscale!

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After looking closely at the cad drawings, I think that the rear lights might turn out alright after all. Especially when looking Camaro lights at night.

I think that the cad drawings illustrate a red, led plastic type, perimeter light. Imagine a red "halo" effect. Yes, they represent the overall appearance of the camaro. kind of keeping with a theme. The Camaro's tail lights illuminate round, or like some half moon at night.

Look again at the cad drawings and imagine the red being a glowing lens or the shape itself actually illuminating. If that is not what they are, then I might just have to start making them.

It would be really cool and upscale!

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Are you saying that the C7 should only be driven at night?
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After looking closely at the cad drawings, I think that the rear lights might turn out alright after all. Especially when looking Camaro lights at night.
You better be careful... you're not allowed to like the design 'round this neck of the woods, lest you be made to feel the wrath of the few oh wise elders who hath decree such design is an abomination.
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You better be careful... you're not allowed to like the design 'round this neck of the woods, lest you be made to feel the wrath of the few oh wise elders who hath decree such design is an abomination.
Still not reading my posts I see.
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