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Old 02-04-2010, 01:31 PM   #16
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For me I absolutely loved the C5 when it first came out. It took a while for the C6 to grow on me especially after they got rid of the pop up headlights. I just think they should do minor adjustments to the C6 and refine it a little more like they did from the C5 to C6. The car has a look of its own and can't be mistaken to be anything else. Drop the weight a bit more to around 3000 pounds like others have suggested, but either way the Sideswipe Concept is hideous and needs to die a horrible death imho.

I'm with you all the way on that 1 Phantom01 ! Sideswipe's greenhouse is just TOO long and overdone. And I'm not comfortable with the way the trailing edge of the door meets the back of the B-pillar. The whole thing just looks akward to me, even though I haven't seen the car in real life.

I like what the artist did with the front of the yellow car , I have to admit. Much easier on the eyes.

All I ask is smaller headlight cluster , & no more smile. Weight around 3000lbs sounds perfect to me as well Of course I'd like a return to hidden headlights but I know it ain't happening! And what the hell happened to the Corvette's price? 60K to 70K for a base coupe/vert with a few options? Nuts. I'm guessing I'm not in the demographics anymore, & defenitely not in the market for a new Vette. (sorry for the ramble)
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The headlights are much better but the car is still too bulky and heavy looking.

I like...

- The sharp edges
- The revised headlights

I don't like...

- Futuristic look
- thick roof
- huge blind spots


But I'd prefer a cross between the skinny concept headlights and those shown here on the yellow rendering.

Hate the thick roof.

Not sure what Pat means by "futuristic look." If it's the front, outside air intakes, I agree they are unnecessarily big, and would kill the Coefficient of Drag.
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Love it... but please, can we get regular door handles back? I'd like to lose some of the gadgetry. That has a much cleaner grill than the existing concept, although I like the lights on the concept better.
Agreed; I had to crawl through my hatch yet AGAIN today.
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I like a lot about this one, but it's time to change the B-pillar, it's been the same forever.
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You really think the white photoshop would sell enough to be a C7?

To me it may look good as a C6 bodykit... but as a C7 platform think something that close in resemblance will face the same problem the C6 has had (being a C5.5 in the looks dept).

That's just me though, my heart seeks a bold appearance change. Corvette could use it.

The C6 is an evolution of the C5, and that is fine.

It would be OK with me if they ran with the C6 for another 5 years. The C5 (C6) is an excellent chassis and I say let GM leverage it and reap some $'s from it. Then take some of those $'s and make the C7 revolutionary, like the Sideswipe.

Just my $0.02
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Not sure why folks keep trying to push derivatives of that "Transformers" abomination as the C7. It's hideous.

I'm sure a lot of folks will be surprised when the actual C7 appears . . . and although it's going to take longer than we all would like, I'm also sure it will be worth the wait.
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The C6 is an evolution of the C5, and that is fine.

It would be OK with me if they ran with the C6 for another 5 years. The C5 (C6) is an excellent chassis and I say let GM leverage it and reap some $'s from it. Then take some of those $'s and make the C7 revolutionary, like the Sideswipe.

Just my $0.02
Here is the issue with running the C6 for another five years, the cars that compete with it are getting better. This will cause sales of the C6 to drop and GM can do either one of two things, they can lower production on the C6 or they can offer incentives on the C6.

If they offer incentives on the C6 then the profits they will rack in will be lower then what you are expecting. They would be able to keep volume up to where they need it to be though. The other down side is when the C7 comes out people may not want to buy it because it doesn't have the artificially lowered price point and they will be expecting it to get it in a few years. This can hurt C7 sales unless the C7 is dramatically different and received very well by the buying public. If they cut production on the C6 they can maintain its price point however they may want to lay off workers at the plant which is a bad thing for a few reasons. People will loose their jobs and they can use this opportunity to increase the quality of the product that they are building if they didn't lay people off. Then when the C7 comes out and demand is restored they would have to rehire people (might not get all of the same ones) and have to retrain and deal with quality issues for a while from the new workers on top of quality issues from being a new model.

The best thing to do is end the C6 in model year 2012 and bring the C7 out in model year 2013.
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Here is the issue with running the C6 for another five years, the cars that compete with it are getting better. This will cause sales of the C6 to drop and GM can do either one of two things, they can lower production on the C6 or they can offer incentives on the C6.

If they offer incentives on the C6 then the profits they will rack in will be lower then what you are expecting. They would be able to keep volume up to where they need it to be though. The other down side is when the C7 comes out people may not want to buy it because it doesn't have the artificially lowered price point and they will be expecting it to get it in a few years. This can hurt C7 sales unless the C7 is dramatically different and received very well by the buying public. If they cut production on the C6 they can maintain its price point however they may want to lay off workers at the plant which is a bad thing for a few reasons. People will loose their jobs and they can use this opportunity to increase the quality of the product that they are building if they didn't lay people off. Then when the C7 comes out and demand is restored they would have to rehire people (might not get all of the same ones) and have to retrain and deal with quality issues for a while from the new workers on top of quality issues from being a new model.

The best thing to do is end the C6 in model year 2012 and bring the C7 out in model year 2013.

They have to be careful with the C7 design, If it is not well received by the public then the Corvette will be screwed. The C7 has to be a design change, I agree, but not a sweeping change like the concept. I would like to buy a C7, I am just not going to buy the 2013 version since usually the first year of any body style change usually sucks and the 2014 version will be the better car imo
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They have to be careful with the C7 design, If it is not well received by the public then the Corvette will be screwed. The C7 has to be a design change, I agree, but not a sweeping change like the concept. I would like to buy a C7, I am just not going to buy the 2013 version since usually the first year of any body style change usually sucks and the 2014 version will be the better car imo
At first I thought the stingray concept looked odd however it has grown on me (Transformers 2 helped).

I wouldn't mind if they produced that with some slight changes though.
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I think the lines are too sharp, I prefer smoother lines like the C5, and please bring back the popup headlights, they're iconic. Screw the european need for headlights on 24/7.
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I don't think headlights need to be on here 24/7. I think we need some kind of daylights, which could easily be added a bit lower than the headlights using LEDs. The pop ups could still be used.

Regarding the C7, maybe old news, but I like (and I seems to be one of the few) this the best :

It looks so badass, love the C3 back window. The typical 4 round backlights are hidden beneath the angry looking face.

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Regarding the C7, maybe old news, but I like (and I seems to be one of the few) this the best :
Way too retro C3 for me, but I LOVE the wheel design and the accent color. Very cool
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THAT is sexy hot too....but I don't think a Corvette with a difficult to access storage area will sell very well. People are amazed at how much I fit in my C4...and I know the C5 and 6's are bigger still.
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Not sure why folks keep trying to push derivatives of that "Transformers" abomination as the C7. It's hideous.

I'm sure a lot of folks will be surprised when the actual C7 appears . . . and although it's going to take longer than we all would like, I'm also sure it will be worth the wait.
Transformers abomination???? C'mon that was one of the best parts about that movie. If they build Sideswipe, I'm going to have to pull the trigger on a new one.

Btw, I liked the OP's posted pic but I agree with Patrick the roof is too thick. Otherwise it looks pretty good.
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Transformers abomination???? C'mon that was one of the best parts about that movie. If they build Sideswipe, I'm going to have to pull the trigger on a new one.

Btw, I liked the OP's posted pic but I agree with Patrick the roof is too thick. Otherwise it looks pretty good.
I agree except the best part of Transformers 2 was Megan Fox. I think the sideswipe concept is hot.
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