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imxlr8ed
2013.01.14, 09:33 AM
In case you live under a rock...

http://www.dailytech.com/Next+Generation+Chevrolet+C7+Corvette+Stingray+Unv eiled+in+Detroit/article29641.htm

http://www.netcarshow.com/chevrolet/2014-corvette_c7_stingray/800x600/wallpaper_15.htm


Wow... it's like an American built 599!!! :rolleyes:

So now we all face the long wait for our friends at Kyosho to get one Autoscaled! :D

http://images.dailytech.com/nimage/8377674953_13eee02867_b.jpg

chad508
2013.01.14, 10:04 AM
It would nice but if they did make it I'm sure they would screw it up and make it 98 like everything else lately.

Traveler
2013.01.14, 10:06 AM
Nice! A guy I work with has the C6 and has been waiting for the 7 for a while. Guess he'll have one by year end.

arch2b
2013.01.14, 12:37 PM
love the overall style but hate the rear end. the black tail light surrounds make it look like it's flacid and in need of some viagra. at least with a ferrari, those rear vent areas are real and useful vs. plastic surrounds.

not crazy about the interior layout which looks rather dated. materials however look fantastic.

i'd love to see the autoscale but i'd rather wait for the racing circuit c7-r version which i'm sure is on it's way. by then they will likely cost $90 :rolleyes:

trexflyer02
2013.01.15, 09:36 PM
love the overall style but hate the rear end. the black tail light surrounds make it look like it's flacid and in need of some viagra. at least with a ferrari, those rear vent areas are real and useful vs. plastic surrounds.

not crazy about the interior layout which looks rather dated. materials however look fantastic.

i'd love to see the autoscale but i'd rather wait for the racing circuit c7-r version which i'm sure is on it's way. by then they will likely cost $90 :rolleyes:

If I understand correctly (don't quote me on this), every vent/intake is functional on the C7. The ones beside the taillights could be the exit for the diff/trans intakes above the rear wheels.

arch2b
2013.01.15, 10:20 PM
Ill assume you are right but still doesn't address the design aspect that makes the rear end appear as if it dropping. For me, the seemingly simple issue of tail lights and trim surrounds severely detract from the design.

trexflyer02
2013.01.15, 11:02 PM
Ill assume you are right but still doesn't address the design aspect that makes the rear end appear as if it dropping. For me, the seemingly simple issue of tail lights and trim surrounds severely detract from the design.

I would say that the rear end isn't a strong part of the design, but it isn't bad. I think it will look much better in real life and in some colors other than red.

All personal opinion however :)

arch2b
2013.01.16, 06:49 AM
yep, just opinion. although on most automotive message boards, the biggest complaints seem to be the rear end design and interior layout. can't say i disagree. i still don't get the stingray moniker being applied to this model? sure it's the most powerful stock corvette but it's no iconic stingray for sure.

anyone see images of racing version yet?

imxlr8ed
2013.01.16, 09:29 AM
Just a rendering out there so far...

http://cdn3.worldcarfans.co/2013/1/15/medium/831176751976790902.jpg

hilldebrandt
2013.01.16, 11:30 AM
The stingray moniker is being applied because this is the 50th anniversary of the original stingray...

*Well actually 51, since this version is technically a 2014 model...

trexflyer02
2013.01.16, 01:27 PM
yep, just opinion. although on most automotive message boards, the biggest complaints seem to be the rear end design and interior layout. can't say i disagree. i still don't get the stingray moniker being applied to this model? sure it's the most powerful stock corvette but it's no iconic stingray for sure.

anyone see images of racing version yet?

The Stingray moniker is being used because it is the pinnacle of GM technology, just like the old Stingray at the time. The C6 Vettes were not exactly revolutionary in terms of using new technology. The LT1 in the C7 employs direct injection (first time in a GM V8), cylinder deactivation, and variable valve timing, all huge changes from the previous generation.

arch2b
2013.01.16, 02:18 PM
Guess that makes sense. I look forward to the top gear review... Should be entertaining at least

trexflyer02
2013.01.16, 11:17 PM
Guess that makes sense. I look forward to the top gear review... Should be entertaining at least

Me too, hopefully Jezza likes it as much as he did the ZR1 :)

"Good job fat man in Kentucky!"

cowboysir
2013.01.17, 09:13 AM
The Stingray moniker is being used because it is the pinnacle of GM technology

Heh...that made me laugh.

To me, the C7 looks like they took all the top cars from major supercar manufacturers and photoshopped the parts together with some vaguely shaped corvette headlights.

As long as it performs well, it'll sell to the North American crowd. It's not something that I'd yearn for...

arch2b
2013.01.17, 09:29 AM
the styling, as often commented upon, is to draw more buyers that aren't of retirement age :rolleyes: seriously, they have a real problem with the brand when the average buyer is that old. they HAD to take a serious chance and make serious changes if they hope to extend the life of the brand. with change comes haters though so your going to upset many but they hope it will bring in more. only time will tell if it pays off. for the most part though, people just don't like change.

imxlr8ed
2013.01.17, 10:31 AM
C8?... the future NSX fighter?

http://www.corvetteconti.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/c7-concept-ncm2.jpg

http://www.cheersandgears.com/uploads/monthly_07_2008/post-1820-1216457331.jpg

Mid-engine has to be the next step... I guess.

arch2b
2013.01.17, 10:42 AM
in publications, the prototype (pictured) used in the TF movie was what the C7 was based on for styling. i doubt the next gen will look like, as this is already dated, but may move to mid engine? who knows.

trexflyer02
2013.01.17, 02:11 PM
Heh...that made me laugh.

To me, the C7 looks like they took all the top cars from major supercar manufacturers and photoshopped the parts together with some vaguely shaped corvette headlights.

As long as it performs well, it'll sell to the North American crowd. It's not something that I'd yearn for...

You edited out the rest of my post that included what kind of new technology it has. The shape of the body ... has nothing to do with technology other than the fact it has a CF roof and hood. :rolleyes:

the styling, as often commented upon, is to draw more buyers that aren't of retirement age :rolleyes: seriously, they have a real problem with the brand when the average buyer is that old. they HAD to take a serious chance and make serious changes if they hope to extend the life of the brand. with change comes haters though so your going to upset many but they hope it will bring in more. only time will tell if it pays off. for the most part though, people just don't like change.

Couldn't agree more.

cowboysir
2013.01.17, 02:35 PM
It was a good " I totally agree with you" laugh. Your comments were very appropriate for the situation.

I will say this for Chevy...they make a glorious sounding V8 even though its heavier than most of their competition.

trexflyer02
2013.01.17, 06:16 PM
It was a good " I totally agree with you" laugh. Your comments were very appropriate for the situation.

I will say this for Chevy...they make a glorious sounding V8 even though its heavier than most of their competition.

Ah ok, gotcha.

I hope this new motor sounds good also ... the ZR1 was by far the BEST sounding stock V8 I have ever heard. Dat rev limiter ... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOutY92VqHY