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#41 Scale-Master

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Most of those who don't like it would have never been in the market for it anyway.  Face it, GM is designing for who they think are the target audience of buyers.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

... Face it, GM is designing for who they think are the target audience of buyers.

 

Oh, right. People with no sense of design or style, but happily-mindless me-too followers of fashion. Kind of like all the cookie-cutter rebels, being different by being just like everyone else who's being different. Now I understand.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 14 January 2013 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

Bernard has stated it perfectly.

From an engineering standpoint I applaud several things. The move to less weight, excellent brakes, sensible tires. What kills that credibility is (still) the interior, upshift manual trans and a pushrod engine. A 'World-class' super car (groan) should have a millisecond 7 speed paddle shift trans-like the others. Period.

I know all about the LS family and 7K is doaable from street pushrods but it seems the design / engineering group aims for the bottom denominator. Because they know there is a large core faithful to the marquee despite formulaic design. The leather jacket CCCA owners or the 'look-at-me schmucks.

All the LeMans victory hoopla hasn't advanced the car's sophistication.

And a 240Z roofline from the '70's doesn't either.

As several pointed out, look to the Astons for what a street / track GT should be.

 



#44 Erik Smith

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

 
Oh, right. People with no sense of design or style, but happily-mindless me-too followers of fashion. Kind of like all the cookie-cutter rebels, being different by being just like everyone else who's being different. Now I understand.


Or someone more interested in the performance. I haven't looked into the car much to see what the numbers are. I would drive one - I wouldn't buy one :)

And, ya, don't get me started on the whole I'm-different-just-like-everybody else thing...

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

Let's not forget cost. While top-of-the-line versions are sky-high, Corvette has always been price-engineered by GM and delivers a superior package of price/performance at a fraction of the cost of cars like Aston and Ferrari. According to The Huffington Post:

 

"PRICE: Not released, but the car's chief engineer says people who can afford one now will be able to buy a new one. The current Corvette starts at $49,600."



#46 robertw

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

I'll say only one thing about the new C7, "you won't find me buying one and I'm a Vette fan!!"  Oh I forgot to mention, I couldn't afford one. At $55 grand+ its well beyond the price range of this guy but I will be patiently waiting for a kit of it.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Just when I thought Chevy's modern designs couldn't get much worse...



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

Most of those who don't like it would have never been in the market for it anyway.  Face it, GM is designing for who they think are the target audience of buyers.

 

Now there is the best most knowledgeable "hands on" reply yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

CadillacPat



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

what drug was the guy on went he said yes to the rear tail fascia and lights :lol: the front looks great



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

I like it.  It's an interesting progression of the design of the C6.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

inbreeding between a Camaro & a Vette..

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

The new 2013 / 2014 design just made this beautiful 2012 Corvette (below) much more desirable. 

 

Buy a 2012 now and hang on to it for 30 years and make lots of money.

 

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#53 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Jim, it looks like that might be the last year where the Corvette looked like a Corvette.

 

In ten years it will look like a mixture of a Miata crossed with a Tata with a pinch of YUGO.  LOL.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Jim, it looks like that might be the last year where the Corvette looked like a Corvette.

 

I'm not sure about that logic. Compare the '53 to the '63. Not much family resemblance between them. How about the '67 and '68? Compare either of those to the '84. It is an evolving design so who is to say what looks like and doesn't look like a Corvette? By that rationality the Corvette has not looked like one for about 50 years.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

I sometimes think about why it took so long for America's sports car to become what it was supposed to be since it's inception.  Then, I remember that there are more important things to ponder, such as "I wonder what's for dinner...?"



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Just as in 1958 when that version of the Corvette showed that Harley Earl had lost his touch,the 2014 version shows that Ed Welburn and his staff have lost THEIR touch.This thing is unoriginal,derivitive,and just over wrought.From the Ford grille shape to the Ferrari /Dodge headlights to the Ferrariesque sides to the Camaro tailights this thing just screams "copycat".And just like the 1958 version this thing has way too many lumps,bumps,and phony gills and vents.Is Ed Welburn 65 yet?


Edited by ZTony8, 14 January 2013 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Just as in 1958 when that version of the Corvette showed that Harley Earl had lost his touch,the 2014 version shows that Ed Welburn and his staff have lost THEIR touch.This thing is unoriginal,derivitive,and just over wrought.From the Ford grille shape to the Ferrari /Dodge headlights to the Ferrariesque sides to the Camaro tailights this thing just screams "copycat".And just like the 1958 version this thing has way too many lumps,bumps,and phony gills and vents.Is Ed Welburn 65 yet?

 

 

How can GM ever do, someday in the future, a retro looking Corvette unless they create cars that look totally different then they used to.....  LOL



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

I know I'm going to catch hell for saying this, but you know what? I think it's an improvement over the current 'Vette. Meaner and a lot less 'flabby' looking.

It's funny you say that, Chuck, as I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder as my reaction is that it looks dumpy (or flabbier) than the current model. I think the C6 looks meaner and more purposeful. Oh well.... :unsure:



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

What color will you be ordering YOUR Stingray in?



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Most of those who don't like it would have never been in the market for it anyway.  Face it, GM is designing for who they think are the target audience of buyers.

I have to agree 100% with Mark, maybe 1% of the people on this forum will be able to buy this thing, ten years from now.   And that target audience is not here on MCM.    You dont like, thats fine, so say your peace and leave it at that.

 

I am in the middle, and in that 99% , I like it, but I dont,  the taillights and rear end are what I am not liking, but I dont really care, I am not a Vette fan to start with,  would I buy this if I were in the 1% on here, sure, after I buy the dozen or more other cars that I would much rather have and can blow the doors off Vettes


Edited by martinfan5, 14 January 2013 - 11:19 AM.