Skip to comments.The New Vette
Posted on 01/13/2013 6:38:47 PM PST by central_va
In a rational world, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray wouldnt exist. The very idea of launching a two-seat sports car named after a World War II ship powered by a truck-sized V-8 goes against every trend line on every chart in every automakers boardroom. Yet here it is, the seventh generation of Americas most venerated sports car, sharpened in all dimensions by racing experience toward out-hustling the best sports cars in the world. The question will be whether it can outrun history.
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Looks like a damned Camaro. Nothing too wrong with that, Just saying.
On second thought, it looks like something out of a Japan design studio.
Nothing wrong with that either?
It looks fat with the high beltline of today’s cars. Too bad.
Don’t look like no ‘Vette to me. Great car, no doubt, but it just don’t look like no ‘Vette.
The back end looks too fat, and the rear tires look undersized
Obama Motors, who cares?
Then, again, it kinda reminds me of back when I was a kid and you had a very pure styling design in the ‘57 Vette and it morphed into the blinged-out ‘58. We then spent 3 model years (’58 - ‘60) until we got back to a somewhat nice ‘61.
GM has lost its way, styling-wise, on and off for 60 years or so.
I fully expect it to turn in to a robot. It has too much ‘stuff’ on it.
Baby’s got back!
I think it’s ugly.
Much better looking than the previous generation IMHO ... I thought they looked like the illegitimate love child of an NSX and a Ferrari.
Do these tires make my back end look fat?
Why does anyone NEED a Corvette? People can get around perfectly well on a bicycle.
I hate black rims except on a dirt track car...
If someone just showed me the picture and asked what was it, ain’t no way I would have said or guessed Vette.
Government Motors copies the Nissan 280-Z
There, ladies and gentlemen, paid for with your hard-earned tax dollars, is the new Nissan Corvette. Put some batteries in it, UAW, and you’ll get a charge out of it. The UAW can convince the Democrats to take my money and pay UAW retirements, but that will be the only way General Motors gets another dime from me. I’ll never buy another General Motors car. I was raised in a union family. I brought food to my Dad when he walked the picket line. But using taxpayer money to payoff the unions is criminal.
Yeah, it just doesn’t say “’vette” to me....
And look - who needs a 6.6L 450 HP racecar anyway? </s>
Save your money and get this Alfa Romeo/Dodge.
That’s a real beaut!
It’s got “Michelle Obama” disease in the back.
I had a 2005 C6, which actually was a very good car...but sold it after the Obamadork Clown show entered the picture.
Won’t even think about the new one though...it appears that Bangle has transferred from BMW to Gubmit Motors.
“The back end looks too fat”
AKA, Fat ass Vette.
And it’ll probably be half the price of the base Corvette, even loaded for bear.
Big a55, all right. And it *does* look like a Camaro.
What’s with the skinny hip hop tires?
Just can’t picture Buzz and Todd driving the mother road in this.
OK let me try this again:
Does obamamotors still build them in Bowling Green?
Those ultra-low profile tires do two things: they provide enough room for the huge brake discs without being cartoonishly large, and their sidewalls are so small that the tires flex very little under side loads, giving better handling.
Sports cars have legitimate reasons for using ultra-low-profile tires, unlike those ridiculous hip-hop disasters you mention.
Looks like a Nissan Z car. High beltline looks like the Wookie FLOTUS.
That Stingray Concept Car from a few years back was a nice design. Should have gone with that.
Chrysler also is Obummer Motors, including RAM trucks! No thanks.
Well, I see they have brought the Aztec design team out of retirement.
They cut-and-pasted the ass end of the camaro onto the previous-generation vette to get this. Ridiculous.
They’ve lost one of the main identifying style elements of the vette: the twin *and separated* tail lights. The new ones are nearly identical to the camaro lights. The ridiculous little “quarter window” cheapens the whole car too. Vettes have never had those. And as noted upthread, the high beltline really adds fat to the car. They could have continued the drop in the bodyline along the window, and then they’d have a real place to put that rear air inlet.
Give me a C-3 anyday. Larry Shinoda must be rolling in his grave.
Hey, now wait a minute.
My ‘59 was a thing of beauty!
Do not like. The Vette has lost it’s character. I’m sure it performs wonderfully, but it looks too much like too many other cars ... Lotus, Nissan/Infinit, etc.
All that car’s missing is for those rims to be original Cragar S/S’s. Awesome.
Also, is the photo reversed, or is that really a RHD ‘Vette?
Originally, but in ‘76, they replaced the rotary with a V-8.
Government Motors. End of story.