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Old 01-05-2013, 03:40 AM   #1
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New C7 Rendering - could be IT


I think this one is spot on. Or VERY close

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Brian? Is this the rear window you were talking about?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:49 AM   #2
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We'll know in a few days, but that looks like as close as we're going to get.
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We'll know in a few days, but that looks like as close as we're going to get.

that's exactly what i said

even the front seems to be right. I mean based on the infos, leaked pics etc we have. like i said this could be spot on.
8 days guys...8 more days
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Wow I really think that's what we'll see on the 13th... and if so, i'll be a little dissapointed.
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very underwhelming.maybe it looks better in person
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The rear is very spot on, the front I think isn't there yet (as far as what the front will look like). A few things I think are off about it based on what we have all seen so far.
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Ok, nice rendering, thank you!

One small thing, which to me is a big thing, but-

If you look at the illustration from the owner's manual, where it shows the back end of the car, and,

Look at the relationship between the height of the valances' horizontal bottom edge, and the lowest point of the vertical rear fender edge. In the GM illustration, the valance bottom edge comes down about two-thirds the height of the vertical edge of the rear fender.

In this rendering, the valance looks to be about half the height of the vertical fender edge.

Not a big difference I think, to most folks. but to me, that vertical fender edge is a bit too much like traditional Cadillac tailights, you know, those big vertical ones, and the huge open gap between this long vertical edge, and the area of the exhaust pipes, leaves this big gaping chasm. (I am aware this generates downforce) To me, that chasm looks odd, kind of awkward. It actually makes the rear fender edges all the more prevalent, makes them stick out like a bump on a log. They hang down kind of lonely, with no apparent relationship to the rest of the rear end. Drawing your eye to them, brings this fact front and center in your perception, which exacerbates their awkwardness. (to me)

So in GMs' manual illustration, this "chasm" isn't as pronounced. It's a bit smaller, and to me, this makes the rear end look more acceptable. To me, the rear fender edges look more integrated into the rear end as a whole, minimizing their long vertical "Cadillac-iness". There's a new word, right there! The higher the valance, the more those fender edges contrast with the car, hanging down like turkey neck jowls. They either need to make the fender edges higher, or keep the valance edge lower, to avoid this old-lady, sagging-fatty triceps look.

I know, a very small difference to be sure, and not one that most people would sneeze at. I'm reluctant to even mention it. It's kind of funny, when you listen to peoples' objections to some aspect of the car that they don't like, and when you look at it, and you're reading their slant on it, you're like "What the hell is this guys' problem, he's straining at a gnat", where to you it's no big deal, but something else entirely ticks you off. That's what I feel, reading the objections of some guys. There are so many people, each with varying tastes, it's amazing GM could even design a car that can sell at all. Well, everyone has their little differences of opinion, or pet things that they like or don't like. I've heard people say they hate the headlights, I love the headlights. Some say they don't like the tailights, but I think they look cool. (Go figure, right?)

But that big gap between the bottom tip of the rear fender edges, and the exhaust pipes, well, that's a HUGE issue right there! (/satire)
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I think this one is spot on. Or VERY close

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Brian? Is this the rear window you were talking about?
The window...yes, absolutely. This is about as close as anyone will get in rendered form I think. There is a bit of a "telephoto lens" perspective used in this view that is stretching the car a bit but the relationship between rear glass, tail end spoiler, and deck seem basically spot on.

Personally, I've been on the fence for a while about the design but have been reserving judgement until PHOTOS of the car surface. If it looks like this image, however, I believe I will like it.
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I actually see some C5 on the first pic of the black car. The line going down the side up the rear fender
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That's a good looking car.
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This one was my favorite rendering . When it hit the internet there were a few guys that mentioned minor flaws : Being a photoshop from a 2011 Z06 Carbon (note the wheels), its rear glass keeps the C6 curvature. The actual C7 glass will be flatter with the lower corners more squared. The scoops are missing from the top of the quarter panels and the hood bulge is high. The actual C7 window sills sweep upward more going rearward from the mirrors, reducing the height of the windows and quarter windows. The door handle recess shape is wrong and as mentioned above, the rear valence proportion is off. To me this car looks great though.

Later a guy redid it in black, then gray, then white. The final version, in black, had the LEDs in the taillamps replaced with a neon outline which was closer to the real C7, the best yet
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...Being a photoshop from a 2011 Z06 Carbon (note the wheels), its rear glass keeps the C6 curvature...
This also explains why the length of the rear fender between the wheel well and the rear end of the car is greater than other images we've seen.
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This also explains why the length of the rear fender between the wheel well and the rear end of the car is greater than other images we've seen.
I agree. The proportions of this image are still off, but it looks like the major details of the rear hatch and taillights are very close. I think this is going to be a beautiful design, and a very modern take on what a Vette is/should be!
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Still not sold on this design. I hate the camaro inspired lights but I really just want to see a real picture of the taillights and how they light up and what the horizontal red reflectors/lights on the rear are plus if the multiple vents are all functional or some are cosmetic. I have no doubt the C7 will be better than the C6 in performance and interior etc but I really want to see the real deal. 8 days and counting.

btw if you could choose, What color would you want the car revealed in?
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btw if you could choose, What color would you want the car revealed in?

Red. Definitely RED !!! Or Honduras Maroon. My favourite Corvette colour of all time.
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