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Old 01-14-2013, 11:26 PM
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Far too busy, with too many design cues cribbed from other manufacturers (and Chevy's own past), inside and out.

The more I look at it, the more it gives me a headache. The front looks like it could almost work with some smoothing; if some of the lines on the side could be resolved it might work. But the back is a disaster.

Shame.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Far too busy, with too many design cues cribbed from other manufacturers (and Chevy's own past), inside and out.

The more I look at it, the more it gives me a headache. The front looks like it could almost work with some smoothing; if some of the lines on the side could be resolved it might work. But the back is a disaster.

Shame.
That sums it up pretty well.....
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:05 AM
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Is there a new batman movie and this is the new batmobile? The 911 has a classic, historic line, that will not ever be compromised! The lines of the new vette are just overdone and goofy.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:43 AM
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Those who believe the Corvette and 911 are competitors have obviously never driven a 911. Not knocking the GM product; unbeatable bang for the buck, but I don't know anyone who ever had the buying process narrowed down to a choice between the two. The cars are from different planets.
Actually I went from a 996TT to a Z06, and now back to a 991S. The cars are actually a lot closer than immediately evident, at least from a driving perspective. The Porsche is obviously more refined and attracts a different clientele, the Vette is definitely more "visceral" and thats what makes it attractive. Both are great cars. Similar to BMW vs Mercedes, Ferrari vs Lamborghini, etc. It comes down to preference.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:40 AM
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The front tries to be an Italia, the back is literally a Camero, and the side is a vamped GTR vent slapped on backwards...?



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The car looks much better in silver than the car-show red ...







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Old 01-15-2013, 01:53 AM
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Disgusting interior IMO
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:56 AM
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Well the exterior/interior colors are nice. Sophisticated, even. Out of place on what is otherwise complete clown car. But hey, nice interior. Anyone else notice the extra left side handle for the passenger? Sweet!
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by hms90 View Post
Disgusting interior IMO
Just to clarify, I was talking about the colors only. If you can't say something nice....
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:10 AM
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Look closely at the side view. Anyone else see a GT-R rear ending an F12? Just wondering.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by pfan View Post
Those who believe the Corvette and 911 are competitors have obviously never driven a 911. Not knocking the GM product; unbeatable bang for the buck, but I don't know anyone who ever had the buying process narrowed down to a choice between the two. The cars are from different planets.
Actually I think there will be a lot of comparisons...Similar weight, 7 spd, rev matching tranny. Someone like me contemplating shelling out 130K + for the 991 C2S with the X51 and still not matching the vettes base hp....hmm. I had 2 vettes before my current 997 C2S. The corvette is getting better and better.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:55 AM
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I give Chevy credit, at a time when many companies are cutting costs to increase profits, at least they focused on improving the car. Most of us will never see the Vette as a direct competitor to a 911, but some people may. The fact that another company is trying to push the performance envelope, and will probably compete in racing, is a good thing, it will keep Porsche on it's toes. Porsche wil not want to lose to a Vette, the 911 will need to stay on the forefront of performance, and yes, even other things like interior design and technology.

I think competition is a good thing.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 AM
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The front in nice. Rear is ugly and the interior is a vast improvement from the prior Gen's. That said, the interior still looks like a US made car. The back of the car is killing the looks. And no comparison to 911. Forget the HP argument. Put them on a track and say goodnight to the vette
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by spourreza View Post
The front in nice. Rear is ugly and the interior is a vast improvement from the prior Gen's. That said, the interior still looks like a US made car. The back of the car is killing the looks. And no comparison to 911. Forget the HP argument. Put them on a track and say goodnight to the vette
I much prefer my 991 all around, but if you go tracking, don't bet your title on who will turn out the lights.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:02 AM
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Corvette is my third favorite car after Ferrari and Porsche. I've had plenty of all three. This is a giant step forward and yes, maybe not to everyone, but the 911 and Corvette are, and always have been, direct competitors. The general public thinks so and so does the automotive press. People that have chosen one or the other are the only ones that dismiss that rivalry.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:47 AM
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I can already see Jeremy Clarkson knocking on the rear panel above the bumper for that cheap plastic feel...
6.2 L???!!! Come on! It's 2014!!! That era is gone! Did GM ever hear about efficiency?! Couldn't they have come up with like a 4.0L V8 Turbo or similar and get MORE for LESS?!
How are they going to compete with European cars when in Europe the trend is small cars,small engines and most of all DIESEL efficiency?! Even sports cars seem to be heading in the efficiency direction... That's what the guy is saying in the video : ' we need to be competitive in all markets ' How?!...I'm asking... How efficient can a 6.2L be...?!
Don't even want to start talking about looks and interior quality...
I see the same concept here...lots of HP and torque for not that much money...which works great for some...
I'd give them this : they are improving...slowly but surely!
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