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Old 01-14-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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C7 Hit or Miss

I have mixed feeling on the C7. I really believe they did a great job on the car from the B-Pillar forward, but lost they way from there back.

I mean what is up with the extra window/glass area after the B-Pillar. Reminds be of a Mustang or the GTR or any car with a back seat actually. The rear end is in need of maybe a little more work. Everyone is saying they used the Camaro tail lights, but in reality they the rear end is a modified Corvette Concept/Transformer car from 2009. Next I think there may be some blind spots with the design of the rear glass and last but not least (I know I said the front was fine) that lame Stingray has to go. If they want to call it a Stringray spell it out.

Here are a few photo's to compare the C7 to the C6 and I can see the transformation and as I said the front is fine it is the back section that really turns me off to buying a C7.



No problem with the upgraded C7 front over the C6


I am a little concerned with the resemblance to the GTR however.
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Looks like a Camaro tried to crawl up a 370Z's arse.

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Why do they call it "common sense" when, in fact, it has become so uncommon?

That's my opinion, it outta be your's.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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I don't think we can call it a miss because as evidence here in the multiple C7 threads alot of people like it. I am not one of those people but if their Like turns into sales, good deal it just means we may get a C8.
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Are those two cars even made by the same MFG? Ha ha, the C7 kicks azz. How can you not like it?
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Transformer Stingray rear

"in reality they the rear end is a modified Corvette Concept/Transformer car from 2009..."

The C7 rear end, unfortunately, bears no resemblance whatsoever to the "Transformer" vette.

The C7 is a great looking car, save for the rear. But the pictures you selected are distortions and mask its most prominent and flattering lines.

You do remind us that the C6 is a good looking car; a real improvement over the C5...
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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Yes it does!

The rear facia is the Stringray concept pulled in to fit within the back of the car, instead of the exaggerated extension of the rearend on the concept car. Look closely, the cues are all there.
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I actually see many similarities between the Vette Transformer concept and the Stingray.

And that rear is growing on me, especially from this angle. The lights seem to flow into the rear nicely all the way up on the roof. I like that.

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Here's the Transformer.

The teardrop is the same except made practical. No that's not all I see that is similar.

To me - many similarities.

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Really, how many ways can you make a wedge shaped car with fender vents? I only see the tiniest resemblance to the GT-R. One could draw parallels between the Infiniti FX45 and the Corvette as well. I do not sincerely believe all this chatter about the corvette being 90% copied designs. If you want a front engine, rear drive hatchback wedge with good passenger room and trunk space, there are only so many ways you can package it. Nobody in their right mind would mistake a low slung two passenger coupe corvette with the much taller four seat GT-R based simply on the fender vent and a faint (and I do mean faint) resemblance in the DLO. The C7 looks like a Corvette and nothing else. A nice, modern, evolved Corvette. But most of all, a Corvette. I'm glad they didn't spend all their time trying to deliberately make it resemble older Corvettes. Traditions are great but things must evolve. Look at Catholics and birth control...

To tell you the truth, the one thing I wish they had changed is the drivers-side placement of the gas cap.

1. I don't want to see fuel filler door every time I walk up to the car because I don't like how it breaks up the lines. Put it on the passenger side so I see a nice smooth panel every time I get in.

2. Fact, I have to get out of the car to fuel it. I don't want to have to pull up to the pump and then squeeze out of the car bacause I don't want to nick the door on the bollards or a high curb. If it's on the passenger side there is absolutely no risk of that.
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My opinion as an owner of both a C5 and C6, I have to suggest to all of the negative people...wait until you see it in person. I'm biased as a Corvette junkie, but honestly, the base C6 wasn't as beautiful as the shape of the C5. The Z06 body saved the C6, it is still an amazing looking car even sitting next to other exotics. Yes, the a$$ end of the C7 will take time to grow on even me, but let's be realistic, the C7 is better in nearly every single aspect than previous generations. I joke with people that the difference in driving my C2 to C5 as dramatic as driving the C5 to the C6Z06. I'd be willing to bet the same will be the case when i break down and buy the C7Z06 and compare it to the C6. When you sit in the new cockpit you'll be shocked that its a Chevy, finally a world class interior and seats - no debate. Oh, and the other thing to consider...this will probably be the last of the high performance sports cars produced with a manual transmission. As the performance envelope get pushed the Corvette too will have to shift to a dual clutch paddle shift/auto like the PDK in Porsche. I'm buying one when the high performance models arrive & I will drive it like I stole it!
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You do remind us that the C6 is a good looking car; a real improvement over the C5...
this just proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think of the jim carrey movie "liar liar. The scene that he laughs in the womans face after making fun of everyone in the room. That is how I want to laugh when someone thinks the C6 looks better then the C5. I do really like the looks of the C6, dont get me wrong.

I dont see a problem with the rear, looks tough and strong. The problem I had was the very short stubby nose with the happy radiator grill. from the pics, the C7 looks to NICE/happy in that area.
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I have mixed feeling on the C7. I really believe they did a great job on the car from the B-Pillar forward, but lost they way from there back.

I mean what is up with the extra window/glass area after the B-Pillar. Reminds be of a Mustang or the GTR or any car with a back seat actually. The rear end is in need of maybe a little more work. Everyone is saying they used the Camaro tail lights, but in reality they the rear end is a modified Corvette Concept/Transformer car from 2009. Next I think there may be some blind spots with the design of the rear glass and last but not least (I know I said the front was fine) that lame Stingray has to go. If they want to call it a Stringray spell it out.

Here are a few photo's to compare the C7 to the C6 and I can see the transformation and as I said the front is fine it is the back section that really turns me off to buying a C7.



No problem with the upgraded C7 front over the C6


I am a little concerned with the resemblance to the GTR however.
The GTR comparison is shocking, and the side by side comparison to the C6 reinforces my opinion that the C6 is a cleaner, better looking car. I like some of the technical advances though.
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Now that I've seen a comparison of the two, the 7 looks a little stubby, chopped maybe a little bit too much off the ends?

Hey, what do I know, overall, it looks fine. I'm sure GM will sell enough to be able to keep the line going.
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actually, from behind it kinda reminds me of a chysler Crossfire... believe it or not...

Never has a corvette generated so much contraversy
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As the performance envelope get pushed the Corvette too will have to shift to a dual clutch paddle shift/auto like the PDK in Porsche. I'm buying one when the high performance models arrive & I will drive it like I stole it!

Hey Bruzler I agree with you, but you know what floored me was finding out that the Lamborghini Aventador does not use a DSG type clutch . I have driven a DSG and shifts are awesome. When you compare other cars with the non DSG "shiftable +\- transmissions" they feel like slush boxes. I am curious how a "non-DSG" tranny in the corvette or even the Aventador can be nearly as good as a DSG. I remember reading an article about the shift timing being redone in the current C6. In other cars it's like you have to anticipate the shift and the delay. DSG is just bam, bam, bam. Anybody happy with aggressive paddle shifting in the current Vette? Just curious as to performance.
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