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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.
 

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Doesn't do it for me. I'd rather have the new Jag F type shape.
 

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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.
 

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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:cool:. 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. :devil:

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!:willy::willy::willy:
 

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Excellent vids

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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. :devil:
 

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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.
 

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It needs a butt-ectomy. Otherwise, I like it.

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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.......
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Unbelievable! At the Detroit Auto Show today I saw the new Corvette. Photo journalists can not capture the beauty of this new Corvette. I was stunned...........and this is from someone who loves the style of his Solstice Roadster! This Vette puts all the uber expensive sports cars to shame -- Ferrari, Maserati, Audi, etc. etc. I was not prepared to like this car after reading forum comments and viewing the press pictures. I have a warm not hot opinion of the prior years' Corvette style. I do appreciate the power delivered at the price point of the Corvette -- during its lifetime. I have enjoyed driving friends' Vettes. But......this new Corvette simply causes your jaw to drop when you stand next to it. I know this is an opinion and others may differ, but it is a significant, very beautiful car. If you have the chance to see it in person, I suggest you form your own opinion. The new aluminum frame is also on display. It is a work of art TOO!
 

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We love it!

Will probably get a 2015 model, by then the most of the bugs will be worked out and any improvements should be complete. Unfortunately the Sky will go to a new home then. The coupe will be hanging around for awhile. :thumbs:
 

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Photo journalists can not capture the beauty of this new Corvette.
I agree, 2D pics give an indication but you have to see the design in the real world to form a true opinion. My main concern is it's 177 length (read not width not height). Regardless of how well a car performs when it starts getting so long the first though is GT or land yacht (instead of sports car) then it may be time to consider what is a good length for a sports car? The Viper is 175, 2015 Honda NSX is rumored to be 170 which is right around the boundary between sports car and GT for me.

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Corvette Stingray Convertible images mysteriously appear on web, so we add our own

I understand I may be in the minority when it comes to length but I can't help that in 50 years the lengths of modern sports cars will start being compared to the land yacht's of the 50s & 60s. The above link is a good indication of how long the vehicle appears to be compared to an average sized human occupant. First thought is GT not sport car.

The 63-67 mid-year Corvettes were 175. However, remove the chrome bumpers and the body itself is closer to 170. :cool:

First Look: 2014 Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube
 

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Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

I still dont like it.

And I can hear Jerimy . .. "Its cheap plasticky and flimsy"

I like the simplicity and purity of design of the Solstice and the uniqueness of the late 50's and early 60's Corvettes. The new car has too many "things" sticking out and screaming for attention.

To me, its not pretty enough to overcome the stigma of being a Corvette owner. Many are very nice people but enough are butt head investment bankers who cant drive or be social to leave a bad taste in my mouth.:willy:
 

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After having spent a very long time at the display for this yesterday at NAIAS, I have to say... pictures don't do this justice. The car is beautiful in person. Yeah... the taillights aren't round, but they look better in person than the pictures I've seen before going to the show.

I'd reserve comments until you see it in person.
 
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