New Corvette Stingray with pics - Pontiac Solstice Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
Sleepy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 144
New Corvette Stingray with pics

The Stingray returns: Chevy unveils C7 Corvette - Business on

I like it.

One more article

Bob Lutz on the new Corvette

2009 GXP Coupe
2008 Saturn Sky

Last edited by Sleepy; 01-14-2013 at 07:41 AM.
Sleepy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 10:15 PM
rob the elder's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Parker Colorado, USA, directly above the center of the earth
Posts: 11,845
It looks like a Camero...strange

Rob the Elder

Punisher's Daddy
Green Dragon's chief mechanic
Carol's husband for 48 years

Secretary Rocky Mountain Solstice and Sky Club
Punisher's story
Punisher thread index

rob the elder is offline  
post #3 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 05:14 AM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 668
Originally Posted by rob the elder View Post
It looks like a Camero...strange
I dunno...

...reminds me a little of a 240Z that been doctored by Mr. Bangal, late of BMW Z-4 fame (as in "Bangalized").
Radio Doc is offline  
post #4 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:19 AM
OSUCherokee's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 574
I do not like the rear fascia. That is not a Corvette rear end. It's a horrible blend of Lexus LFA and Camaro. Everything else is great.

2009 2.4L Solstice Roadster
Color: Mysterious
Mileage: 60,149
States Visited: 19

Cars History:
2000 Chevrolet S10
2000 Chevrolet Corvette *
2004 Chevrolet SSR *
2005 Mazda RX8
2005 Jeep Wrangler *
2009 Pontiac Solstice
2013 Chevrolet Spark *

Stage II Drive By
OSUCherokee is offline  
post #5 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:40 AM
wspohn's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Vancouver BC
Posts: 5,085
Doesn't do it for me. I'd rather have the new Jag F type shape.

Current fleet:
1957 Jamaican bodied MGA
1958 MGA Twin Cam (race car)
1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe
1965 Jensen CV8
1969 MGC roadster
1969 Lamborghini Islero S
1971 Jensen Interceptor
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe
Mods at

Bill in BC
wspohn is offline  
post #6 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 09:32 AM
rob the elder's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Parker Colorado, USA, directly above the center of the earth
Posts: 11,845
I agree. They went hard edged and brought in the styling theme of the Camero none of which looks particularly appealing to me.

I like the Sky a lot better. At least its an honest design while the Vette looks like it was done by committee with muddled objectives in mind.

Rob the Elder

Punisher's Daddy
Green Dragon's chief mechanic
Carol's husband for 48 years

Secretary Rocky Mountain Solstice and Sky Club
Punisher's story
Punisher thread index

rob the elder is offline  
post #7 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 09:50 AM
Northern Sol's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,169
Talking Vette tales!

It is not working for me either. I agree about the back not looking right. Maybe need to see one up close or driving by. When the 1984 body design came out I drooled and dreamed of getting one. I almost got a used 84 in 1986 but it fell through. In hindsight I was glad it did as that year had a lot of bugs. Finally in 1988 I got a 1985 in two tone metallic blue. It was my 30th birthday present to me. Had her for 18 years and loved her. After she died and I finished grieving I got my Sol as my 50th birthday present to me.

Maybe I am just getting old or maybe I am just really happy with my Sol. I just don't feel the excitement when I look at the pics of the new Vette. If I got to drive one that might be another story!

Mods: too many to list!

2007 GXP manual. Bought new Sept 2007
The Mean Machine
2009 GXP Coupe # 526. Bought May 2016 - 1800 miles
The Ace of Spades

Last edited by Northern Sol; 01-14-2013 at 07:38 PM. Reason: Grammer
Northern Sol is offline  
post #8 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 10:08 AM
KappaKadet's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Third Rock
Posts: 1,077
Took that long to design and _this_ is what they came up with?

Originally Posted by Northern Sol View Post
It is not working for me either.

I agree about the back not looking right.

No distinct 4 tail lights ~ ~ ~ ~ no Corvette.
KappaKadet is offline  
post #9 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 10:12 AM
ChopTop's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hooterville, MI
Posts: 3,551
Excellent vids

Vid 1
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray / Z51 Revealed - CAR and DRIVER - YouTube!

Vid 2

Appearance wise, looks like an American had an illegitimate child with a Italian (whether it was a street-hooker or high-class-call-girl is a personal opinion). Part of me is glad they took an evolutionary approach part of me wished they'd gone revolutionary and rendered an refined American style rather than a copy-cat, European direction.

Technical wise; refinement, refinement, refinement was mandated in all areas.

Length 177 (longer than C6, similar to C5), 48 height, 73 wide.

Basically, auto pundits will now have to rely on driving skill rather than brand bias or the old "best bang for buck" moniker when making comparison test to Porsche or Ferrari.

Bottom line, a truly a world-class, sports car that should garner more fans world-wide.

Money wise, while it's claimed prices won't change much I predict prices will indeed be hiked up slowly to justify quality, improvements, and profit.

All the more reason GM should reconsider resurrecting the the Kappa II.

Mr & Mrs ChopTop's 09 Fastback & 06 Vert Mods thread: Original join date; Oct 2005 under LowLife handle.
ChopTop is offline  
post #10 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 11:00 AM
Manuel's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 81
ugly , very ugly , no style
Manuel is offline  
post #11 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 02:35 PM
BellaVerde's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Still BellaVerde, But Now In Archer Lodge, NC
Posts: 2,306
I like it! Unique as any car can be these days. I, too, would prefer 4 round tail lamps to the Camaro knock-offs. Ganged exhausts, sharp corners...just a reflection of where GM is going these days.

Envious, NEW Lightsidetop, N/A, VIN # 1G2MB35B97Y114344
Oh yeah, Steel/Sand interior. Added K&N filter. Vent tube r/r @ 2850 mi. WindRestrictor added 12/12/06. Added high-tone horn. Painted engine cover. ECM retune 6/15/10. Added Vandesign B/U lite covers 12/07. Re-replaced seal due to recall 27570 mi. DDMProBeam added 7/2/08. Envious Emblem overlays. Kappasphere rear deck rack. DDM tunnel plate added 4/22/09. Solo Exhaust system, lit sills and HID conversion 5/1/10.
BellaVerde is offline  
post #12 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 03:27 PM
Treeman's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Scaggsville, MD
Posts: 420
It needs a butt-ectomy. Otherwise, I like it.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using AutoGuide App

2009 Aggressive GXP
DDM Race Backbone, ProBeam, Coil Cover, Alignment, and Oil Catch Can
Solo Mach Shorty Exhaust
LatinVenom Front Brace
Werks Adjustable Sway Bars
Enkei Ammodo Wheels
Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summers/Pirelli 240 Sottozero Winters
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
Sound Deadener Showdown
Beach Party Central Custom Fusebox Cover
JPM Arm Rests
Lead Foot!
Treeman is offline  
post #13 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 03:31 PM
GS Stage 1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,639
I am still trying to get my mind around this car:

I just seems like they took a lot of design elements from existing/previous (Camaro, Sky, original Stingray, Stingray Prototype, etc. etc.) and through them in a blender.

I am sure everyone at GM felt the Stingray Prototype was to over the top to go to mass production: But when I looked at that car I thought; "Now that is a truly original American Design".

I had such high hopes for the C7; just don't know anymore. Maybe when they come out with the rag top, that will change my mind.......

Sent from my DALEK MOBILE DEVICE using Exterminate.Com Free App
GS Stage 1 is offline  
post #14 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:14 PM
Founding Member
LatinVenom's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 9,511
The new Viper is my choice but this Stingray is not bad, I think if the price remains like the 2012's it will get a lot of sales.

Aggressive GXP at $25,995.00 shipping of $600, MT.
Air, $960; Chrome Wheels, $545; PCQ, Premium Package (Leather), $525; Radio, 6-Disc with MP3, $495; Monsoon, $395; Premium Acoustic Headliner, $150; and Sport Metallic Pedals, $115; all totals $29,180.00.
No XM/OnStar and NO Spoiler.

MODS (Magnaflow 2.5", BTF Turbo Upgrade wheel,DDM BB,ProBean&tune, Vntrshield, LVKFCB, JPM.
First 1000. Aggressive with everything, NO XM/OnStar. SOLD
Founding member
LatinVenom is offline  
post #15 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Shadofax's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Erie, Colorado
Posts: 831
I like the whole thing. But I'd agree with Vette enthusiasts that the back seems like a rob from the camaro (though I think it still looks nice). It seems to me rather more soft and rounded in the front, and very linear and harsh in the rear, again not necessarily odd. But to call it a "stingray", I'm not seeing. The stingray corvette of old had the big bulging soft lines over both front and rear wheelwells, and the stingray bumper, this car is not reminding me of a stingray gliding along in the ocean.

'09 Solstice GXP Coupe #492, Mysterious, Auto, 6249 miles.
GMPP tune
DDM Venom Brace
DDM 3/8 Performance backbone
DDM Probeam
DDM Catch can, Tclamps and fender trim kit.
GM Accessories incl. race pedals, rocker panel clear protective tape, console storage bag, and soft targa top.

'95 Bronco, owned 20yrs, totally custom on 37's, my DD
'11 Subaru Forrester, wifes DD.
Shadofax is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac Solstice Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome