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#61 vintagercr

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

I like the new version. I don't know about anyone else, but I remember the time when I was a kid and could hardly wait for September to come and see all of the new body styles. Each manufacturer was different and their designs reflected that. Now it seems each styling department just has a direct line to one another and there is no imagination. How many times do you drive down the highway and think you are behind a BMW and realize it is a Hyundai or something similar.

#62 Craig Irwin

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

I drove Camaros and Corvettes for years untill the kids got in school, always intending to return when the kids were grown. Well the youngest graduated collage last year, and a used Porsche is looking pretty good right now.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

The current Corvette has my vote. You always hear the foreign car guys talking about the unrefined power and brute force the current model has and I personally find that endearing and kind of genuinely American. Then again, I do believe that Corvette owner is synonymous with AARP member.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

 
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.

That's funny but true. As for the car, I like it. GM has pulled out all the stops with this one, that's why they have it the stingray name (for special generations). Hand crafted leather seats, carbon fiber dash. At least most of us agree that the interior is a major upgrade from the previous generation. Yea, you are right when you say it looks like other high performance cars and that's because aerodynamics have certain properties that are difficult to use with any shape. I think this thing is supposed to get like 30 mpg! Plus 450 horses and a top speed close to 200 as well as a 50/50 weight bias and a 2 foot narrower turning radius. What more could you ask for? I agree that I don't like the rear end as much because it is not corvetteish, maybe because then it would've looked too much like a Ferrari (the round tailights). At least they are not doing the retro-thing.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

I like the new Vette. If I had the money I would buy one in a heartbeat. I love Ferraris and Lambos as well. As much as GM says that it is a world class super car, it just does not compete in one area that Ferraris, Lambos, Astons, Lotus, etc compete in, the maintenance bill! The Vette is an every day sports car, something you can't do with a $300,000 Lambo. You could easily put thousands of miles on one a year, drive it in the rain, and probably have no worries about driving it across country. That's not something one would do with a GTO/Berlineta/599/458. Those owners buy their cars to pamper them because they're to expensive to do anything else.

 

Of course if someone wanted to give me the latest greatest Lambo or Ferrari I wouldn't say no.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

the 450 horse rating is a joke.

 

when hotrod asked about the 450 number, a few engineers werre reported to have looked at one another and giggled.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

I happen to like the new style 'Vette, as it is a nice departure from the same styling elements we've been seeing for years. I've gotten tired of the "bubbleback" rear glass, the too plain rear end, among other things. Sometimes, things need to change-------otherwise, where is the progress?

 

When I first saw the spy photos and renderings of the rear end on the '14, I knew that would be a polarizing styling element. Folks either like it or they don't. I like it, because there will be no mistaking what's up ahead as you roll up on one.

 

Now, if I could only AFFORD one! :D



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

the 450 horse rating is a joke.
 
when hotrod asked about the 450 number, a few engineers werre reported to have looked at one another and giggled.


Oh I know. I just didn't know how many people read that article.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

the heads are supposed to flow something rediculous like 350-400 cfm right from the show room.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

the heads are supposed to flow something rediculous like 350-400 cfm right from the show room.

Not much help with a cam with 114 or so LSA and lift less than .650". And small ID headers and cats.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

I like it. Not thrilled with the "Camaro" rear end, but overall I think it looks pretty cool. Doesn't matter one way or another, though, there's no way I could ever afford one... so what I think  of it is irrelevant to myself!  :lol:



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

I like it. Not thrilled with the "Camaro" rear end, but overall I think it looks pretty cool. Doesn't matter one way or another, though, there's no way I could ever afford one... so what I think  of it is irrelevant to myself!  :lol:

But if you could, would you buy one?



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

But if you could, would you buy one?

NO!



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

But if you could, would you buy one?

 

Sure would. And a Viper, too!  :D



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Overall, I like it. I can't afford a full sized one, but sure would buy at least one in scale!!



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

I think the front end looks okay, and side profile isn't too bad either.... Only the rear end looks bad for me, where are the round taillights what have been in Corvettes from the Early days? But overall, it's pretty nice car, and especially I like that GM builds Front engined sports cars with powerful engine, not as europeans or japanese manufacturers, who make Middle-engined cars.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

The pics in this thread look like screen grabs - at least look at the pics GM released...

 

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I had the spare dough. As previously mentioned, designers from all the manufacturers are faced with similar constraints and challenges, like aero, ergonomics, lowering weight, MPG, materials, manufacturing, etc. Look at vehicles in any category, the similarities abound.

 

The C7 is an excellent evolution of the previous designs and doesn't suffer from the sameness like the C5-C6. They've also managed to incorporate some Chevy family design queues as well.

 

Evolving, yet edgy.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

These will let all you critics compare...

 

 

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The opinions are always fun to hear when something new is released!
 


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I think the Corvette is the Only car that looks better Every year for it's time..