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Old 09-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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C7 Rear - HERE IT IS!

This is from the Hi-Po model.

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I definitely don't feel moved by the design in any way.

A mix of similar cues (from other cars) that blend together in a manner that leans toward haphazard. Without considering the need for Corvette heritage, purely speaking, the rear lights still just don't work. I like the lower half of the rear bumper, the rear vents and that the exhaust outlets are framed in.
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Is that the 2014 Camaro? Seriously, I absolutely hate those rear lights. The back end in general is way too busy, too many angles, creases, folds, ridges, edges...did Frank Gehry design it? The Corvette is supposed to be a simple, clean shape. I really hope this isn't the real thing, it looks like a bunch of 16-year-olds are running the Corvette design studio.
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Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can state my opinion.

I love it! Very modern and functional design. This will really bring the Corvette up to par or even past it.

The rear fender-well air extractors look MUCH better then how Jalopnik represented them. This will reduce drag significantly, especially at higher speeds. I can guarantee you this was a suggestion from the Corvette Racing team.

The large spoiler will be a big help for downforce without adding a big wing like the Viper ACR.

And the all so debated tail lights.....I personally like them. I like the 3-dimensional design to them. I honestly don't care that they are not round. This isn't the first Corvette with square tail lights. The overall opinion about them on the other forum is mostly positive.

I'm still a little puzzled about the lack of a B Pillar (new side window). That has been the most notable design element of Corvettes since 1963.
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Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can state my opinion.

I love it! Very modern and functional design. This will really bring the Corvette up to par or even past it.

The rear fender-well air extractors look MUCH better then how Jalopnik represented them. This will reduce drag significantly, especially at higher speeds. I can guarantee you this was a suggestion from the Corvette Racing team.

The large spoiler will be a big help for downforce without adding a big wing like the Viper ACR.

And the all so debated tail lights.....I personally like them. I like the 3-dimensional design to them. I honestly don't care that they are not round. This isn't the first Corvette with square tail lights. The overall opinion about them on the other forum is mostly positive.

I'm still a little puzzled about the lack of a B Pillar (new side window). That has been the most notable design element of Corvettes since 1963.
This is pretty much how I've felt all along... although according to a couple members on this site, that just means we have horrible tastes.

I'm wondering if the colors in this latest CAD rendering are only meant to differentiate material types, or if the rear bumper is going to be body-colored? The Jalopnik drawings led us to believe that the bottom half of the rear would be dark-greyish / black, which I think I prefer. I did a quick photoshop to get an idea of what that would look like on this latest 3D CAD rendering:

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Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can state my opinion.

I love it! Very modern and functional design. This will really bring the Corvette up to par or even past it.

The rear fender-well air extractors look MUCH better then how Jalopnik represented them. This will reduce drag significantly, especially at higher speeds. I can guarantee you this was a suggestion from the Corvette Racing team.

The large spoiler will be a big help for downforce without adding a big wing like the Viper ACR.

And the all so debated tail lights.....I personally like them. I like the 3-dimensional design to them. I honestly don't care that they are not round. This isn't the first Corvette with square tail lights. The overall opinion about them on the other forum is mostly positive.

I'm still a little puzzled about the lack of a B Pillar (new side window). That has been the most notable design element of Corvettes since 1963.
Agreed, on all counts. Do you have "access" to any base model images like this one?

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This is pretty much how I've felt all along... although according to a couple members on this site, that just means we have horrible tastes.

They'd be wrong then.
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After my last post I immediately realized that forgot to put in the backup lights (well... backup light, singular, since only one is visible). I edited my last post with the updated image. It's a tiny difference, but it makes it look a bit more complete.
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Is that the 2014 Camaro? Seriously, I absolutely hate those rear lights. The back end in general is way too busy, too many angles, creases, folds, ridges, edges...did Frank Gehry design it? The Corvette is supposed to be a simple, clean shape. I really hope this isn't the real thing, it looks like a bunch of 16-year-olds are running the Corvette design studio.
If Gehry designed it, it would leak.
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After my last post I immediately realized that forgot to put in the backup lights (well... backup light, singular, since only one is visible). I edited my last post with the updated image. It's a tiny difference, but it makes it look a bit more complete.

I find the black tail light surrounds unnecessary but I'll bet the car will be sinister looking in black.
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This is pretty much how I've felt all along... although according to a couple members on this site, that just means we have horrible tastes.

I'm wondering if the colors in this latest CAD rendering are only meant to differentiate material types, or if the rear bumper is going to be body-colored? The Jalopnik drawings led us to believe that the bottom half of the rear would be dark-greyish / black, which I think I prefer. I did a quick photoshop to get an idea of what that would look like on this latest 3D CAD rendering:

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Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can state my opinion.

I love it! Very modern and functional design. This will really bring the Corvette up to par or even past it.

The rear fender-well air extractors look MUCH better then how Jalopnik represented them. This will reduce drag significantly, especially at higher speeds. I can guarantee you this was a suggestion from the Corvette Racing team.

The large spoiler will be a big help for downforce without adding a big wing like the Viper ACR.

And the all so debated tail lights.....I personally like them. I like the 3-dimensional design to them. I honestly don't care that they are not round. This isn't the first Corvette with square tail lights. The overall opinion about them on the other forum is mostly positive.

I'm still a little puzzled about the lack of a B Pillar (new side window). That has been the most notable design element of Corvettes since 1963.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not all opinions should be respected.

If you like that rear end, you are not a true Corvette fan, its as simple as that, and you should be banned from whatever club you may be part of.

That rear end is a travesty. It is a carbon copy of the rear end of the Camaro and goes against everything Corvette has ever been. It is an embarrassment to the Corvette name. And whether you like the rear end or not, that rear end is going to get made fun of by the vast majority of Corvette enthusists. If you buy that, I will gladly make fun of you every time I see you. That rear end will be around for 1 or 2 years at best before they realize they have made a grand mistake and alter it dramatically. That rear end will be a black mark in the history books of Corvette until the end of time. It is NOT a corvette rear end.

And quite frankly I'm tired of hearing everyone say that it has been altered to cater to a younger audience, I am part of that younger audience and I know a turd when I see one, and so do the rest of the younger crowd out there. You can be a fan of that rear end all you like, but you can't also be a Corvette fan. It's not that the tail lights are square, technically they aren't, and a Corvette has never had square tail lights despite the many discussions that would purport they have. A square has corners, no Corvette has ever had corners in the tail lights. But regardless, what makes that rear end so horrible is that it is borrowed largely from another car and does not say Corvette. Corvette has a distinct look, it may not be the same on every model but when you see it, you know it, and that look ain't it. Honestly, if you like that rear end just leave the forum, I don't want to hear your opinion ever again, your opinion is tainted from this day forward. Its tainted to such a degree that if you told me you liked my car, I should just burn my car to the ground because you have reassured me that my car looks like crap because you have no taste whatsoever.
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And quite frankly I'm tired of hearing everyone say that it has been altered to cater to a younger audience, I am part of that younger audience and I know a turd when I see one, ...
That's obvious ... let me guess ... you are 12, right?

So I'm not a Corvette fan in your opinion ...

That's nice ...
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They are destroying corvette!

The only car that comes close to Corvette heritage is the Porsche 911. Look how the Germans are able to update the model without removing it's connection to it's heritage. The Corvette is the halo car for Chevrolet and they are taking elements of lesser cars (i.e. Camaro) to define it. Corvette design should spill over to lesser models not the other way around! If this is the real design it will be disastrous.
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