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2013-01-13 08:19:39 PM
Jesus Christ that is hideous. Anyone seen driving one of those in public should be mocked and possibly egged.
 
2013-01-13 08:22:28 PM
Looks like a Charger and a Viper had a baby.
 
2013-01-13 08:24:17 PM
Things were going pretty well for a while, but now it's returning to its redneck roots. Still a good performing car.
 
2013-01-13 08:26:12 PM
We are not amused

/seriously... that looks like a real ugly Viper
 
2013-01-13 08:29:20 PM
The thing is that anyone with any brains has gotten as far away from the American Auto industry as possible, hence the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro taillights and all.
 
2013-01-13 08:38:39 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: We are not amused

/seriously... that looks like a real ugly Viper


You're more of a Pinto man.
 
2013-01-13 08:44:11 PM
That actually doesn't look that bad to me.  I am, however, known to have terrible taste in cars.
 
2013-01-13 08:51:21 PM

Popcorn Johnny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: We are not amused

/seriously... that looks like a real ugly Viper

You're more of a Pinto man.


Heh... I had one of those

/traded it for a Triumph Spitfire
//actually, they were both spitfires, come to think of it
///the corvette is still kinda ugly
 
2013-01-13 08:55:14 PM
Looks like a Transformer.
 
2013-01-13 09:01:33 PM
Cool looking car, imho

/for a chic vehic'
 
2013-01-13 09:03:10 PM
Thinks the Stingray is a bad idea:

news.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-01-13 09:08:28 PM
If I had enough money to afford that car I would not be buying that car.

lines are so "un-clean", side inlets or whatever those are just look tacky.
 
2013-01-13 09:12:33 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

Sure, why not.
 
2013-01-13 09:16:25 PM
Looks like they just said "Oh, the Camero is selling well? Let's style the Corvette a lot like it!"
 
2013-01-13 09:17:12 PM

basemetal: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Sure, why not.


Looks like A GT-R and a C6 Corvette meshed together.
 
2013-01-13 09:17:14 PM
Very hot. I would give my right nut for it kind of hot.
 
2013-01-13 09:17:55 PM
Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.
 
2013-01-13 09:18:08 PM

fusillade762: Looks like a Charger and a Viper had a baby.


I was going to say Camaro and Viper.
 
2013-01-13 09:18:35 PM
Looks like somebody chopped the front clip off of a gtr
 
2013-01-13 09:18:52 PM
None of the angle-y lines seem to have a purpose, they're thrown all over the car like scrabble pieces.
 
2013-01-13 09:19:43 PM
I'm sure I won't ever buy one; but I like the look.
 
2013-01-13 09:19:56 PM
If the base $50K I'm hearing is for real, I'd seriously consider one.

/kinda useless in winter, will have to settle for a WRX, Wrangler Rubicon, or F150 Raptor
 
2013-01-13 09:20:10 PM
I would expert some rather seriously worded correspondence from Maranello, GM.
 
2013-01-13 09:20:19 PM
I couldnt get past the embarrassing guitar solo.
 
2013-01-13 09:20:25 PM
The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?
 
2013-01-13 09:20:36 PM
Sad that for the past decade the Vette has been taking styling cues off the Viper. Not saying the Viper is bad, I like the car, but sad that the iconic Vette seems to be trying to duplicate it's younger brother....
 
2013-01-13 09:20:53 PM
They couldn't even bother to put an engine with the same hp as a CTS-V. Weak.
 
2013-01-13 09:21:28 PM
I guess I'm in the minority here, I like it.
 
2013-01-13 09:21:36 PM
The front end looks just like a Pokemon character.
 
2013-01-13 09:21:56 PM
I'm not getting a "corvette" vibe from it.

Let's see how The Stig takes to it.
 
2013-01-13 09:22:27 PM
Oh, there's a Eurotrash "supercar" on the page, too, but surely the 'Vette's picture will be next....wait, that's the 'Vette? Ah, crap.
 
2013-01-13 09:22:27 PM
Proof that American styling is still way behind everyone else.

/except Ford
 
2013-01-13 09:22:30 PM
Let me guess Live axle rear suspension with an open diff?
 
2013-01-13 09:22:57 PM
Change scares me so i hate it ok i like it a lot now
 
2013-01-13 09:22:59 PM
Looks like a big, retarded Lotus.
 
2013-01-13 09:23:14 PM

DemoKnite: I couldnt get past the embarrassing guitar solo.


Muted the sound and skipped ahead several times, until the actual car appeared. It helped.
 
2013-01-13 09:23:29 PM

fluffy2097: Let me guess Live axle rear suspension with an open diff?


Those days have been gone for a while on the 'vette. Still fun to talk about though!
 
2013-01-13 09:23:38 PM

Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?


The only thing vette owners do with all that horsepower is try an jackrabbit out of a parking lot, break traction and skid into a curb.
 
2013-01-13 09:24:04 PM

Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?


That's the Z06, which has a different V8 from the base Vette.  Base Vettes hover around 400 HP.

That said, I would give Rush Limbaugh a big sloppy beej for a Z06 version of this.
 
2013-01-13 09:24:06 PM
Meh.
Could be worse.
 
2013-01-13 09:24:15 PM
I like it. Lean and mean looking.
 
2013-01-13 09:24:16 PM
Looks cool to me, but then again I'm not that into cars so what do I know?
 
2013-01-13 09:24:25 PM

The Muthaship: fluffy2097: Let me guess Live axle rear suspension with an open diff?

Those days have been gone for a while on the 'vette. Still fun to talk about though!


You're kidding. The certainly seem to handle like they've got them.
 
2013-01-13 09:24:27 PM
I will kill everyone in this thread to oen that car.

/give me that farking car
 
2013-01-13 09:24:32 PM
Listen, I'm up there in age now. So I want my motherfarking KITT mobile that talks to me and follows my commands. I really don't care about the latest Chevy 2014 I Have A Small Penis Mobile. I want my sentient car and I want it now!
 
2013-01-13 09:24:41 PM

Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?


marsgwar: They couldn't even bother to put an engine with the same hp as a CTS-V. Weak.


The base C6 has the 430hp LS3. The C7 has the new 450hp LT1.

ZO6 / ZR1 models will be along next with much more HP.
 
2013-01-13 09:25:07 PM
Too many holes and bumps all over it. Looks like it was carved with a big chisel then tinkered with for too long.
 
2013-01-13 09:25:07 PM
For the Small Penised Man on a Budget, the new Chevy Corvette
 
2013-01-13 09:25:28 PM
I like the front, but the rear is too.. busy, I guess.

And fluffy, the 'vette has had IRS and positrac for a long time. Although, they still use transverse leaf springs.
 
2013-01-13 09:25:52 PM
It looks like a different person was responsible for each part of the body, and they worked independently.
 
2013-01-13 09:26:07 PM

skinink: I want my sentient car and I want it now!


I don't want a sentient car. Nothing worse than having to convince your car that you have to go to work, and not the mall parking lot to pick up cute minivans.
 
2013-01-13 09:26:50 PM
I think that this Corvette will be an amazing car for the money compared to European counterparts. It still looks to have a cheap interior but lots of driver assists (needed). Great car for speed and better looks.

Does it stand up to the GT-R. No nothing does for the money.
 
2013-01-13 09:27:14 PM

Wulfman: fusillade762: Looks like a Charger and a Viper had a baby.

I was going to say Camaro and Viper.


Yeah definitely has the Camaro taillights. Which is funny because when the new model came out I at first thought it was a new Corvette due to the four taillights. Came full circle I guess.
 
2013-01-13 09:27:33 PM
Looks pretty wide. Like an AMC Pacer.
 
2013-01-13 09:28:24 PM
The interior looks much improved as well. Not up to Lamborghini or Ferrari standards, but it's less than half the price.
 
2013-01-13 09:30:09 PM

whatshisname: Too many holes and bumps all over it. Looks like it was carved with a big chisel then tinkered with for too long.


This. Looks like there could be a sexy car underneath all that, but the lines need flattened and smoothed out.
 
2013-01-13 09:30:17 PM
No gun rack? That's a deal breaker.
 
2013-01-13 09:30:21 PM
starsandcars.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-13 09:30:41 PM

ZzeusS: For the Small Penised Man on a Budget, the new Chevy Corvette


For the small-walleted thread-poster bent on psychological projection, the above comment.
 
2013-01-13 09:31:21 PM
So that's a Matador.

Oh, wait...
 
2013-01-13 09:31:54 PM

eddievercetti: basemetal: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Sure, why not.

Looks like A GT-R and a C6 Corvette meshed together.


This. With a little bit of Aston mixed in towards the rear roofline. And to quote Clarkson, it looks like someone was given a ruler and a sheet of paper and told, 'no compound curves'.

Curious how the valves are computer controlled; if it's similar to how Honda does it, etc.

The shape looks like it won't age well. Meh. If it works for you, more power to you, not my thing.
 
2013-01-13 09:32:03 PM

KopiLuwaked: Does it stand up to the GT-R. No nothing does for the money.


Now that the GT-R is close to $100k, it's hard to leap to that conclusion.
 
2013-01-13 09:32:33 PM

cqaudi: Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?

marsgwar: They couldn't even bother to put an engine with the same hp as a CTS-V. Weak.

The base C6 has the 430hp LS3. The C7 has the new 450hp LT1.

ZO6 / ZR1 models will be along next with much more HP.


It goes 0-60 in less than four seconds. At some point horsepower just becomes a number when you factor in weight, aerodynamics and suspension.
 
2013-01-13 09:33:01 PM
Not bad.
 
2013-01-13 09:33:09 PM
So if I drive around a rusted out '89 Buick Century with 225000 miles people will think I'm hung like a horse?
 
2013-01-13 09:33:47 PM

kmt11: I guess I'm in the minority here, I like it.


It's an awesome car, Farkers just love to hate on everything, more so if it's American.
 
2013-01-13 09:34:25 PM

Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?


Why do you need more than 10 rounds in a magazine 150 hp? What could you possibly be doing that you need more than that? You should feel bad for thinking you do.
 
2013-01-13 09:34:31 PM
Well, it's no PT Cruiser, that's for sure.

Better luck next time.
 
2013-01-13 09:34:45 PM

Fish in a Barrel: It looks like a different person was responsible for each part of the body, and they worked independently.


And they all hated each other. They wanted each other to suffer.
 
2013-01-13 09:35:02 PM
Corvettes have sucked since the 1970s, and this continues the trend.
 
2013-01-13 09:35:16 PM
Just retool for these and were are done.
www.thefreewheelers.net
 
2013-01-13 09:35:40 PM
I really can't understand how a car can both be a substitute for a small penis and be considered sexually hot, that is unless the target market is guys who deny they are GAY.
 
2013-01-13 09:35:40 PM

Current Resident: Looks like a big, retarded Lotus.


First thing that ran through my head too.
 
2013-01-13 09:35:47 PM

SevenizGud: ZzeusS: For the Small Penised Man on a Budget, the new Chevy Corvette

For the small-walleted thread-poster bent on psychological projection, the above comment.



I call it reverse projection. I drive a Smart car.
 
2013-01-13 09:36:49 PM

ZzeusS: I drive a Smart car.


That doesn't mean you have a big dick, it means you are one.
 
2013-01-13 09:37:54 PM
I'll keep my Astro van, thanks.
 
2013-01-13 09:38:26 PM

aiiee: The thing is that anyone with any brains has gotten as far away from the American Auto industry as possible, hence the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro taillights and all.


Actually the 5th gen camaro got it's tail lights from the corvette.

It's not bad, I think they're getting away from the clean smooth curves which define the corvette.
Still pretty decent looking...

We have a 2010 camaro and absolutely love it, I'll bet the Vette is a blast to drive.
 
2013-01-13 09:38:28 PM

Current Resident: Looks like a big, retarded Lotus.


Came for looks like a Lotus.
 
2013-01-13 09:38:50 PM
So anyone with a nice car has a small dick? A rich guy with an average or big dick is supposed to drive a mini van or something?
 
2013-01-13 09:39:01 PM

HairBolus: I really can't understand how a car can both be a substitute for a small penis and be considered sexually hot, that is unless the target market is guys who deny they are GAY.


You spend a lot of time thinking about penis, don't you?
 
2013-01-13 09:39:15 PM
Doesn't look bad to me. But I wouldn't own one.
 
2013-01-13 09:40:15 PM
It sucks.
 
2013-01-13 09:40:45 PM

kmt11: I guess I'm in the minority here, I like it.


I think it looks awesome.
 
2013-01-13 09:40:47 PM
At least the phrase sports car hasn't been used yet.

/d'oh
 
2013-01-13 09:41:03 PM

GAT_00: That actually doesn't look that bad to me.  I am, however, known to have terrible taste in cars.


Crikey, common ground.
 
2013-01-13 09:41:09 PM

Phlogiston Verdigris: Current Resident: Looks like a big, retarded Lotus.

Came for looks like a Lotus.


I guess I'm the only one that thinks they tried to rip off the 458, poorly.

Not a bad looking car. But, I have never been a 'vette fan. Doesn't mean I don't respect what they are.
 
2013-01-13 09:41:23 PM
It looks tasty enough, but you know it'll be a cross between a John Deere harvester and a shopping trolley.
 
2013-01-13 09:41:25 PM
I liked Hot Wheels cars too, but then I hit puberty.
 
2013-01-13 09:41:27 PM
Meh2
 
2013-01-13 09:41:36 PM

HairBolus: I really can't understand how a car can both be a substitute for a small penis and be considered sexually hot, that is unless the target market is guys who deny they are GAY.


I see you've heard about the Miata.
miata.lewisd.com
/gayest car. in the wrooorld
 
2013-01-13 09:41:51 PM
i1303.photobucket.com

Sweet!
 
2013-01-13 09:41:55 PM

goodwynn: Just retool for these and were are done.
[www.thefreewheelers.net image 640x480]


No, THIS one.

world-viewer.com
 
2013-01-13 09:42:24 PM
First look at the new Chevy Corvette: Hot or not?

Wrong question, is it fast or not is the right question
 
2013-01-13 09:43:47 PM

StrangeQ: cqaudi: Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?

marsgwar: They couldn't even bother to put an engine with the same hp as a CTS-V. Weak.

The base C6 has the 430hp LS3. The C7 has the new 450hp LT1.

ZO6 / ZR1 models will be along next with much more HP.

It goes 0-60 in less than four seconds. At some point horsepower just becomes a number when you factor in weight, aerodynamics and suspension.


The thing that's really holding back the Corvette series are the cost-saving measures like plastic body panels and consumer-grade construction.

It's a monstrosity of design-by-committee. The engineers have created an amazing engine and suspension with great aerodynamics. Classic American mechanical engineering genius. Then the accountants came in and made the body panels and interior be cheap plastic. Classic American penny-wise, pound-foolish financials.

If they really wanted to make something special, and it may just be restricted to the Z-01 series, they'd replace the body and panels with ceramics, aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre. The Italians, the French, the Germans and the British have all moved into these materials because they're simply better. If Chevy want the Corvette to truly be a brand-ambassador, they need to act like it and compete with the German and Italian supercars on a whole-car basis.
 
2013-01-13 09:44:12 PM
I like it better than the last few corvettes. A lot better.
 
2013-01-13 09:44:40 PM
Knees are too sharp.
 
2013-01-13 09:44:42 PM

KopiLuwaked: I think that this Corvette will be an amazing car for the money compared to European counterparts. It still looks to have a cheap interior but lots of driver assists (needed). Great car for speed and better looks.

Does it stand up to the GT-R. No nothing does for the money.


How many times has the GT-R won Le Mans again?

/Not a fan of the 'Vette, but I know my place.
 
2013-01-13 09:45:46 PM
It's not bad, but it sure as f*ck ain't a Stingray.
 
2013-01-13 09:46:49 PM
Not. It looks like one third Toyota, one third Ferrari knockoff, and one third Vauxhall.

And not necessarily the good thirds.
 
2013-01-13 09:46:53 PM

born_yesterday: Well, it's no PT Cruiser, that's for sure.

Better luck next time.


You magnificent bastard. I almost choked on my sandwich I was laughing so hard.
 
2013-01-13 09:47:41 PM
for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R
 
2013-01-13 09:47:53 PM

hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.


Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...
 
2013-01-13 09:48:06 PM

Confabulat: Jesus Christ that is hideous. Anyone seen driving one of those in public should be mocked and possibly egged.


You mean more than we currently mock Corvette owners?
 
2013-01-13 09:48:09 PM

penfold314: First look at the new Chevy Corvette: Hot or not?

Wrong question, is it fast or not is the right question


Yes it's crazy fast, 450HP, a lot of torque, and not overly heavy, and that's just the base model, Z06 and ZR1 are going to be killing people before they even get off the dealership lot.
 
2013-01-13 09:48:11 PM
Corvette? Small dick!
Miata? GAY!
Prius? SMUG!

Based on this, 99% of Fark drives a Camry, eats celery for fun, and listens to Peter Cetera.
 
2013-01-13 09:48:53 PM
I'll refrain from commenting about the looks until we find out just how fast it really is. A lot can be forgiven stylistically if the car can deliver the goods. It can be as ugly as possible if the Stig can get it around the Top Gear test track in under 1:19 for all I care. This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle. If the styling allows better speed and handling then I'm all for it.
 
2013-01-13 09:49:18 PM
i306.photobucket.com

Would rather have this Vette.
 
2013-01-13 09:50:20 PM

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 327x240]

Would rather have this Vette.


Don't like corners huh?

You don't call yourself a driver do you?
 
2013-01-13 09:50:20 PM

rohar: KopiLuwaked: I think that this Corvette will be an amazing car for the money compared to European counterparts. It still looks to have a cheap interior but lots of driver assists (needed). Great car for speed and better looks.

Does it stand up to the GT-R. No nothing does for the money.

How many times has the GT-R won Le Mans again?

/Not a fan of the 'Vette, but I know my place.


The stock Corvette and the LeMans Corvette share a name badge and nothing else.
 
2013-01-13 09:50:20 PM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R


I agree.

i1240.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-13 09:50:23 PM
When the C6 came out 8 or so years ago, I thought it was too conservative of a styling upgrade.

This C7 is a fantastic styling upgrade. It definitely look like a vette of of the future. Can't wait to see them on the road.
 
2013-01-13 09:51:35 PM
Coolest car ever!

www.imcdb.org

/stroke me
 
2013-01-13 09:51:40 PM
You know what the difference is between a porcupine and a corvette?

On the porcupine, the prick is on the outside.
 
2013-01-13 09:51:49 PM
Modest update to a car in need of much more.

I like throwing back to the rays, but that thing *still* has *way* too much of the shiatty uninspired 90s look.
 
2013-01-13 09:52:22 PM

The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]


These three guys disagree. Somehow, I think they may be better judges of sports cars:

www.corvetteracing.com
 
2013-01-13 09:52:30 PM

red230: This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle.


www.toptenz.net

Turnin' is for them NASCAR dweebs.
 
2013-01-13 09:52:54 PM
I work for a Chevy dealership and will have to muster up some faux enthusiasm for this thing to write a blog post tomorrow, so I'm getting a kick...

Long before this job, I'd always been impressed with how the Corvette was designed to evoke the shape of a naked lady. This one looks like a naked lady with no boobs and a big fat ass. And I've been watching the spy pics and speculative renderings for months now and have been saying all along that it looks too much like a Camaro.
 
2013-01-13 09:55:33 PM

Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?


You're obviously not familiar with the Corvette's target market. My uncle bought one in August. I asked him a couple of weeks ago how fast he could do 0 to 60 in it and he said he'd only floored it a couple of times on the on ramp when he was sure there was no other traffic. In six months he'd never gone over 85.

The average age of the Corvette owner is in the mid 50s. If you go down to the Black Hills classic it looks like an AARP convention with nice cars.
 
2013-01-13 09:56:08 PM

rohar: These three guys disagree. Somehow, I think they may be better judges of sports cars:


Only the ZR1 is in the GT-R's league if run stock, and it's at least $20k more. Check out how the stock GT-R they ran in the 24 hours of Nurburgring did.

/plus, my uncle has a Z06
//it would have been seen as derivative if I''d bought one;)
 
2013-01-13 09:56:16 PM
Nope.

Can I sell my part of the taxpayer owned stake in GM now? I don't want anything to do with it.
 
2013-01-13 09:57:27 PM

red230: I'll refrain from commenting about the looks until we find out just how fast it really is. A lot can be forgiven stylistically if the car can deliver the goods. It can be as ugly as possible if the Stig can get it around the Top Gear test track in under 1:19 for all I care. This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle. If the styling allows better speed and handling then I'm all for it.


I'll bet it screams.
The Vette has some monster times on the Nurnburgring.....
Looking forward to the numbers...
 
2013-01-13 09:57:49 PM
I was thinking of hitting Detroit's auto show to check this, and others out. Another week I believe ...
 
2013-01-13 09:58:15 PM

Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...


At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.
 
2013-01-13 09:58:16 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: These three guys disagree. Somehow, I think they may be better judges of sports cars:

Only the ZR1 is in the GT-R's league if run stock, and it's at least $20k more. Check out how the stock GT-R they ran in the 24 hours of Nurburgring did.

/plus, my uncle has a Z06
//it would have been seen as derivative if I''d bought one;)


Limited factory competition kinda makes the Nurburgring look like kindergarten. If you can't put it down at Le Mans, you're not really trying. Come back when you've got something to brag about.
 
2013-01-13 09:59:14 PM
Am I the only person who sees like 5 different cars from the different angles? I mean, obviously cars will look different depending on the angle, but I keep going back and forth between "KILL IT WITH FIRE" and "not half bad"

/Still not going to buy it
 
2013-01-13 09:59:43 PM
The AR-15 of cars
 
2013-01-13 10:00:07 PM
images.sodahead.com
Not the most inspired design, is it?

I also have a thing against the string-of-blush-leds as daytime running lights. It looks like something Joe Bob put on his '97 Civic to pimp it out. Can't they design something a little more sophisticated, or get warm white lights?

I wonder if I can order it with a T-top.
 
2013-01-13 10:00:19 PM
Since subby linked to some really low-quality pics, here is a link to many more pictures in much higher resolution, if anyone is interested.
 
2013-01-13 10:00:24 PM

The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]


The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.
 
2013-01-13 10:01:37 PM
It's the lovechild of a Ferrari 458 and a Lamborghini Aventador.
 
2013-01-13 10:02:56 PM

madgonad: The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

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The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.


Wait a couple of years and pick up a used one with 5000 miles on it for half the original price.
That's one of the cool things about these cars, there's a solid used market of them in near perfect condition.
 
2013-01-13 10:03:02 PM

Sgygus: Cool looking car, imho

/for a chic vehic'


I was just thinking that it looked like the Miata's athletic and much older hot sister.

/want
 
2013-01-13 10:03:59 PM

rohar: Come back when you've got something to brag about.


Sorry if it sounded like bragging. I had nothing to do with the great work Nissan did.

They just started taking the GT-R project that is relevant here a few years ago, and it has done astoundingly well. Really groundbreaking stuff that has driven high end sports car makers to up their game (Ferrari especially).
 
2013-01-13 10:04:58 PM
Really want to see the new Jeep. Heard they were kind of bringing back the Cherokee sport. Another 7 yrs and I can put classic plates on mine. /130k on the inline 6, prolly have 200 more to go/
 
2013-01-13 10:05:14 PM

computerguyUT: red230: I'll refrain from commenting about the looks until we find out just how fast it really is. A lot can be forgiven stylistically if the car can deliver the goods. It can be as ugly as possible if the Stig can get it around the Top Gear test track in under 1:19 for all I care. This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle. If the styling allows better speed and handling then I'm all for it.

I'll bet it screams.
The Vette has some monster times on the Nurnburgring.....
Looking forward to the numbers...


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-13 10:05:32 PM

Bored Horde: Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...

At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.


That depends on who is buying it, and why. For me, the Corvette has always been about delivering the performance without the snob appeal. Speaking for myself, the styling takes a back seat to news like direct fuel injection, variable cam timing, and a seven speed manual.

I'll probably never have a Corvette. If I do, it'll be a used one. There was a 2001 Z06 for sale locally recently that I might should have bought.
 
2013-01-13 10:06:23 PM
Front and sides look awesome. Back has too many angles.

I'd drive it.
 
2013-01-13 10:06:26 PM

ZzeusS: SevenizGud: ZzeusS: For the Small Penised Man on a Budget, the new Chevy Corvette

For the small-walleted thread-poster bent on psychological projection, the above comment.


I call it reverse projection. I drive a Smart car.


Shouldn't you be under a doctor's supervision?

I weep for the days of psychiatric incarceration.
 
2013-01-13 10:07:28 PM

Ooba Tooba: I was thinking of hitting Detroit's auto show to check this, and others out. Another week I believe ...


Yep. This week is for VIPs and manufacturers, with I think proceeds going to charity. Next week is open to the public.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:23 PM
Looks like a miata in the front.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:29 PM

Repo Man: Bored Horde: Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...

At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.

That depends on who is buying it, and why. For me, the Corvette has always been about delivering the performance without the snob appeal. Speaking for myself, the styling takes a back seat to news like direct fuel injection, variable cam timing, and a seven speed manual.

I'll probably never have a Corvette. If I do, it'll be a used one. There was a 2001 Z06 for sale locally recently that I might should have bought.


If all you want is performance, then get an Ariel Atom.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:50 PM

Bored Horde: Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...

At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.


That's what makes the C7 different.

Why on earth would I waste my time with rear seats in a small coupe that can't even fit real people? Just drop the bull and get a proper two-seater.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:53 PM

computerguyUT: madgonad: The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]

The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.

Wait a couple of years and pick up a used one with 5000 miles on it for half the original price.
That's one of the cool things about these cars, there's a solid used market of them in near perfect condition.


You are smoking crack. A 'Vette isn't a Camry. They hold their value pretty damn well. I just checked up and a 2009 base C6 will still get close to $40k with typical mileage. Not much savings. You will probably need to wait almost a decade to get it at half price. Hell, a five year old Z06 will still demand $45k.

On the plus side, that means a lease won't kill you (though driving the car might).
 
2013-01-13 10:11:32 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: Come back when you've got something to brag about.

Sorry if it sounded like bragging. I had nothing to do with the great work Nissan did.

They just started taking the GT-R project that is relevant here a few years ago, and it has done astoundingly well. Really groundbreaking stuff that has driven high end sports car makers to up their game (Ferrari especially).


We'll that's an interesting theory. BMW showed up for hundreds of races for 2 consecutive years putting Ferrari in second place. But that one or two races Nissan showed up at caused them to up their game.

The GT-R could be a great car. It isn't. The largest part of that is Nissan's lack of commitment to endurance racing. Once they commit, every system on the car will be 5 to 10% better. Until then, it's a boring looking sports car that weighs too much and doesn't go fast enough.
 
2013-01-13 10:12:33 PM
That's one fine $50K erectile dysfunction pill.
 
2013-01-13 10:13:24 PM

madgonad: computerguyUT: madgonad: The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]

The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.

Wait a couple of years and pick up a used one with 5000 miles on it for half the original price.
That's one of the cool things about these cars, there's a solid used market of them in near perfect condition.

You are smoking crack. A 'Vette isn't a Camry. They hold their value pretty damn well. I just checked up and a 2009 base C6 will still get close to $40k with typical mileage. Not much savings. You will probably need to wait almost a decade to get it at half price. Hell, a five year old Z06 will still demand $45k.

On the plus side, that means a lease won't kill you (though driving the car might).


I'm dead serious, look around they're all over the place here in Utah.
I know three people where I work that picked up used vettes in prime condition for right around 20k.
We picked up our 2010 Camaro with 4800 miles on it for 31k vs a window sticker of 40k.
Have a freind/ co worker that did the exact same thing just this fall.
If you really cared, hit the Vette forums and ask what people paid for them. They're usually pretty up front.
 
2013-01-13 10:13:32 PM
Ehhhh I'm not sure...looks a bit busy for my tastes. Maybe she looks better in person.
 
2013-01-13 10:14:52 PM

rohar: We'll that's an interesting theory. BMW showed up for hundreds of races for 2 consecutive years putting Ferrari in second place. But that one or two races Nissan showed up at caused them to up their game.

The GT-R could be a great car. It isn't. The largest part of that is Nissan's lack of commitment to endurance racing. Once they commit, every system on the car will be 5 to 10% better. Until then, it's a boring looking sports car that weighs too much and doesn't go fast enough.


Ok, you're trolling me or demented. Read up on what Ferrari's people have said about the car, no need to take my word. The new one goes 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 197. Pokey little thing.
 
2013-01-13 10:16:25 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

"Back in the day we used to call 'em panty-melters," Biden continued. "One babe caught a glimpse of those rims after a Cinderella concert in '86 and she couldn't get into that backseat fast enough. If any of you girls wanna take a ride, just let ol' Joe know."
 
2013-01-13 10:16:35 PM
What I really need to do is get off my butt, stop looking at Craigslist, and get to work on my '67 Camaro. These brakes don't do me any good sitting in a box in my room.
i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-13 10:16:47 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: We'll that's an interesting theory. BMW showed up for hundreds of races for 2 consecutive years putting Ferrari in second place. But that one or two races Nissan showed up at caused them to up their game.

The GT-R could be a great car. It isn't. The largest part of that is Nissan's lack of commitment to endurance racing. Once they commit, every system on the car will be 5 to 10% better. Until then, it's a boring looking sports car that weighs too much and doesn't go fast enough.

Ok, you're trolling me or demented. Read up on what Ferrari's people have said about the car, no need to take my word. The new one goes 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 197. Pokey little thing.


Like Ferrari's people would pay attention to a sub par vehicle.
 
2013-01-13 10:17:42 PM

DentalMoshPit: Like Ferrari's people would pay attention to a sub par vehicle.


You magnificent bastard.
 
2013-01-13 10:18:02 PM

Bored Horde: StrangeQ: cqaudi: Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?

marsgwar: They couldn't even bother to put an engine with the same hp as a CTS-V. Weak.

The base C6 has the 430hp LS3. The C7 has the new 450hp LT1.

ZO6 / ZR1 models will be along next with much more HP.

It goes 0-60 in less than four seconds. At some point horsepower just becomes a number when you factor in weight, aerodynamics and suspension.

The thing that's really holding back the Corvette series are the cost-saving measures like plastic body panels and consumer-grade construction.

It's a monstrosity of design-by-committee. The engineers have created an amazing engine and suspension with great aerodynamics. Classic American mechanical engineering genius. Then the accountants came in and made the body panels and interior be cheap plastic. Classic American penny-wise, pound-foolish financials.

If they really wanted to make something special, and it may just be restricted to the Z-01 series, they'd replace the body and panels with ceramics, aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre. The Italians, the French, the Germans and the British have all moved into these materials because they're simply better. If Chevy want the Corvette to truly be a brand-ambassador, they need to act like it and compete with the German and Italian supercars on a whole-car basis.


Would be nice. I'd like to see Ford do the same with the Mustang, but we seem to be stuck sacrifice all else for horsepower and affordability mindset.
 
2013-01-13 10:18:09 PM
Another car i'll never be able to afford.

stylin' on a budget: $1800

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-13 10:18:11 PM
Meh, the cartoon was better

media2.wxyz.com
cimbeon.com
 
2013-01-13 10:19:33 PM

computerguyUT: madgonad: computerguyUT: madgonad: The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]

The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.

Wait a couple of years and pick up a used one with 5000 miles on it for half the original price.
That's one of the cool things about these cars, there's a solid used market of them in near perfect condition.

You are smoking crack. A 'Vette isn't a Camry. They hold their value pretty damn well. I just checked up and a 2009 base C6 will still get close to $40k with typical mileage. Not much savings. You will probably need to wait almost a decade to get it at half price. Hell, a five year old Z06 will still demand $45k.

On the plus side, that means a lease won't kill you (though driving the car might).

I'm dead serious, look around they're all over the place here in Utah.
I know three people where I work that picked up used vettes in prime condition for right around 20k.
We picked up our 2010 Camaro with 4800 miles on it for 31k vs a window sticker of 40k.
Have a freind/ co worker that did the exact same thing just this fall.
If you really cared, hit the Vette forums and ask what people paid for them. They're usually pretty up front.


The car I was seriously considering was a silver 01 Z06 with 65 K, and in very good condition. The asking price was $17,000.
 
kab
2013-01-13 10:20:21 PM
No thanks, the current C6 is more appealing.
 
2013-01-13 10:20:37 PM

The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]


That's not even your car!
 
2013-01-13 10:20:48 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: We'll that's an interesting theory. BMW showed up for hundreds of races for 2 consecutive years putting Ferrari in second place. But that one or two races Nissan showed up at caused them to up their game.

The GT-R could be a great car. It isn't. The largest part of that is Nissan's lack of commitment to endurance racing. Once they commit, every system on the car will be 5 to 10% better. Until then, it's a boring looking sports car that weighs too much and doesn't go fast enough.

Ok, you're trolling me or demented. Read up on what Ferrari's people have said about the car, no need to take my word. The new one goes 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 197. Pokey little thing.


Not at all. Those are great specs. Why don't they race it except at less than 5 low factory involved endurance races per year? If it's all that, bring it to the big games. ALMS, GARRA, ELS etc.
 
2013-01-13 10:22:35 PM

aiiee: The thing is that anyone with any brains has gotten as far away from the American Auto industry as possible, hence the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro taillights and all.


The Corvette is to Chevy what the Skyline (GTR) is to Nissan. Their entire lineup is complete garbage, but they actually put some effort and quality into one car.

Granted this is less so for Nissans now since they're much better, but you get the point.
 
2013-01-13 10:22:50 PM

rohar: If it's all that, bring it to the big games


So, you think they are faking the numbers, or cheating in the races they do run?

gspazg: That's not even your car!


Sad but true, but I did pay for it!
 
2013-01-13 10:23:21 PM
www.rccrawler.com

You know how I know the 2014 Vette is gay? It looks European.
 
2013-01-13 10:24:07 PM

hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.


I just realized why people say this... they are compensating for a small wallet.

Feel free to share that one. I just invented it, right now.
 
2013-01-13 10:24:12 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Still more affordable (and could run circles around it on a bad day).
 
2013-01-13 10:24:49 PM

The Muthaship: Sad but true, but I did pay for it!


That implies you've stopped paying.

/I like the new Vette.
 
2013-01-13 10:24:55 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: If it's all that, bring it to the big games

So, you think they are faking the numbers, or cheating in the races they do run?


No. They're cherry picking tracks to match the limitations of their car. Chevy didn't do that when they got back in to endurance racing. They perfected everything. Then they won Le Mans AND damned near routed the entire ALMS series.
 
2013-01-13 10:25:19 PM

gspazg: I like the new Vette.


I don't hate it.
 
2013-01-13 10:26:31 PM

clowncar on fire: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x542]

Still more affordable (and could run circles around it on a bad day).


If only those were legal in the US. (Yes I know there's some loopholes for kit-built Atoms in some states, but that doesn't really count.)
 
2013-01-13 10:27:14 PM

rohar: They're cherry picking tracks to match the limitations of their car.


Like that oh so forgiving Nurburgring. Got it.
 
2013-01-13 10:28:39 PM
gmauthority.com
 
2013-01-13 10:29:00 PM
Appearance wise I think it mimics a Ferrari too much. The angular lines don't do much for me but maybe seeing it in person might change my mind.
 
2013-01-13 10:32:00 PM

HMS_Blinkin: clowncar on fire: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x542]

Still more affordable (and could run circles around it on a bad day).

If only those were legal in the US. (Yes I know there's some loopholes for kit-built Atoms in some states, but that doesn't really count.)


News to me. Seen several in the wild here in Chicago suburbs...
 
2013-01-13 10:32:44 PM

rohar: The Muthaship: rohar: If it's all that, bring it to the big games

So, you think they are faking the numbers, or cheating in the races they do run?

No. They're cherry picking tracks to match the limitations of their car. Chevy didn't do that when they got back in to endurance racing. They perfected everything. Then they won Le Mans AND damned near routed the entire ALMS series.


You're arguing a purpose built factory backed race car vs a production car.
 
2013-01-13 10:33:44 PM
Throw in a suicide knob, and I'll buy one!
 
2013-01-13 10:34:08 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: They're cherry picking tracks to match the limitations of their car.

Like that oh so forgiving Nurburgring. Got it.


The 'ring plays to it's strong suits. Acceleration and top speed. Did you see it in the carousel on that run? The 911s it just passed were trying to get up it's exhaust in that part of the track. You can't do that at Le Mans or anywhere in ALMS. The car's got massive weaknesses, unless you've got another perfectly rational reason why they don't race it except at large long non technical tracks.

Any?
 
2013-01-13 10:35:03 PM

gspazg: rohar: The Muthaship: rohar: If it's all that, bring it to the big games

So, you think they are faking the numbers, or cheating in the races they do run?

No. They're cherry picking tracks to match the limitations of their car. Chevy didn't do that when they got back in to endurance racing. They perfected everything. Then they won Le Mans AND damned near routed the entire ALMS series.

You're arguing a purpose built factory backed race car vs a production car.


You know how I know you don't know what FIA rules are?
 
2013-01-13 10:35:45 PM

Bored Horde: If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.


What interior are all you people looking at?  This isn't bad:

img21.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-13 10:37:10 PM

rohar: You know how I know you don't know what FIA rules are?


I'm going to go down the the Chevy dealership and pick up a C6.R then.
 
2013-01-13 10:37:30 PM

Lsherm: Bored Horde: If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

What interior are all you people looking at?  This isn't bad:

[img21.imageshack.us image 850x566]


Looks good but that LCD Odometer isn't new. Lexus and Lamboghini did it first. If it can color match with the exterior, that'll be good.
 
2013-01-13 10:39:01 PM

rohar: Any?


I don't have any idea why Nissan races it where it does. We started out talking about it versus the 'vette. It absolutely kills every 'vette, but the ZR1, with which it is basically a dead heat (and much cheaper). You interjected the Le Mans comparo, which is utterly meaningless to me. I'm just enjoying humiliating 'vette owners...at least the ones bold enough to try.
 
2013-01-13 10:39:26 PM
Let's go to the Cool Wall.
 
2013-01-13 10:39:34 PM

StrangeQ: Would be nice. I'd like to see Ford do the same with the Mustang, but we seem to be stuck sacrifice all else for horsepower and affordability mindset.


I'd like to see Ford beef up the Mustang to all they can muster, pimp out the exterior so it doesn't look like a Mustang, spruce up the interior/features, and slap a Lincoln badge on that bad boy.

Lincoln is apparently going to something with the Mustang in the near future (if they survive), but it sounds like they're going to make it a coupe. Yuck.

I love my MKZ, and I would hate to see Lincoln go the way of Mercury just because Ford didn't have enough balls to go out on a limb and try something extreme with Lincoln. The brand can be saved and it is worth saving.
 
2013-01-13 10:40:30 PM
Sharp in the back, like the GT-R. Bulbous in the front like the Viper. Big beef under the hood.

Verdict: Looks good. But they decided to follow the pack instead of lead it. Mercedes typically sets the pace, which Lexus and Hyundai mimic. Corvette is an iconic brand, should be setting the pace too.

Summary: Cautious redesign.
 
2013-01-13 10:43:08 PM

hdhale: Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?

Why do you need more than 10 rounds in a magazine 150 hp? What could you possibly be doing that you need more than that? You should feel bad for thinking you do.


FFS quit whining about guns....we get it, a bunch of kids get butchered and everyone wants to reexamine our countries gun policies.But what about the guns? Dear god, won't someone think of the guns?
/don't be a thread jacker, jackoff.
 
2013-01-13 10:43:26 PM

The Muthaship: gspazg: I like the new Vette.

I don't hate it.


I doubt I'd be able to drive it.
 
2013-01-13 10:44:47 PM

Lsherm: Bored Horde: If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

What interior are all you people looking at?  This isn't bad:

[img21.imageshack.us image 850x566]


The production models will have cheaply made, ill-fitting panels unless Chevy has solved their quality control issues.
 
2013-01-13 10:44:52 PM

GAT_00: That actually doesn't look that bad to me.  I am, however, known to have terrible taste in cars.


Do you taste any better in bed?
 
2013-01-13 10:44:56 PM

gspazg: The Muthaship: gspazg: I like the new Vette.

I don't hate it.

I doubt I'd be able to drive it.


My uncle is pretty big and tall and drives one, you'd probably fit.
 
d3
2013-01-13 10:45:35 PM
It looks like a Ferrari fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way to the ground!
 
2013-01-13 10:47:28 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: Any?

I don't have any idea why Nissan races it where it does. We started out talking about it versus the 'vette. It absolutely kills every 'vette, but the ZR1, with which it is basically a dead heat (and much cheaper). You interjected the Le Mans comparo, which is utterly meaningless to me. I'm just enjoying humiliating 'vette owners...at least the ones bold enough to try.


Of course it's meaningless to you, you don't know what it entails. That said, let's ignore the big game and look at every endurance race since the GT-R was created. Who won more races? The GT-R or the 'Vette?

Chevy's been whooping the shiat out of Porsche, and even Porsche has won more races than the GT-R.

/lateral forces are a biatch
 
2013-01-13 10:49:40 PM
The nissan gtr doesnt do it for me. The concept is neat but the all wheel drive kind of kills it. You cant do any decent burn outs or donuts in it.
 
2013-01-13 10:49:55 PM
lol.... is this ironic day..... where everything one says, its the opposite? Gorgeous car that looks exactly like a corvette should, and people somehow hating on it... as if it wouldn't turn their lives for the better had they owned one.
 
2013-01-13 10:50:32 PM

rohar: Of course it's meaningless to you, you don't know what it entails.


t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-13 10:50:36 PM

Ima4nic8or: The nissan gtr doesnt do it for me. The concept is neat but the all wheel drive kind of kills it. You cant do any decent burn outs or donuts in it.


It has a button that makes it 2 wheel drive. They say it's for highway driving. Who are they kidding?
 
2013-01-13 10:50:42 PM
There's a lot of penis talk in this thread. Why don't we just drop the whole corvette pretence and just stick to dishing about dicks?
 
2013-01-13 10:50:58 PM
preview.turbosquid.com
call me when they get a real vette.
 
2013-01-13 10:51:45 PM

fluffy2097: HairBolus: I really can't understand how a car can both be a substitute for a small penis and be considered sexually hot, that is unless the target market is guys who deny they are GAY.

I see you've heard about the Miata.

/gayest car. in the wrooorld


Possibly, although I've always figured the miata as the car of the 51 year old, lightly paunched, balding middle management type that isn't quite toolish enough to go full Harley Davidson.
I've always observed that the Chrysler Pacifica seems to be the rental car of choice of the older gay couple on vacation.
 
2013-01-13 10:51:48 PM

gspazg: rohar: Of course it's meaningless to you, you don't know what it entails.

[t3.gstatic.com image 273x185]


I deserved that :)
 
2013-01-13 10:51:59 PM

Wulfman: fusillade762: Looks like a Charger and a Viper had a baby.

I was going to say Camaro and Viper.


Came here to say Viper and 1980s Camaro.
 
2013-01-13 10:53:46 PM

rohar: gspazg: rohar: Of course it's meaningless to you, you don't know what it entails.

[t3.gstatic.com image 273x185]

I deserved that :)


Track or not, I've been in that GTR and it's more impressive than any Vette I've ever driven.
 
2013-01-13 10:57:20 PM
Nassau Blue C-5 is the prettiest Corvette ever made.

/Book it
 
2013-01-13 10:57:29 PM

clowncar on fire: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x542]

Still more affordable (and could run circles around it on a bad day).


I had a weird dream about one of those last night.
 
2013-01-13 10:57:32 PM

gspazg: rohar: gspazg: rohar: Of course it's meaningless to you, you don't know what it entails.

[t3.gstatic.com image 273x185]

I deserved that :)

Track or not, I've been in that GTR and it's more impressive than any Vette I've ever driven.


I had the opportunity to take one around Vegas. I've driven that track any number of times. Pit row sucks ass as it's concrete and the tires hook up way too hard so if you don't drive the track often, you'll stall. About the only good thing I can say about the GT-R is that when I lined up to stall the beast, it wouldn't let me. Cornered like a bug with a bathtub on the roof, but it accelerated like speed was going out of style. The 'vette, on that same track with the same driver (me) was .25 secs faster per lap.
 
2013-01-13 10:57:38 PM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R


To each there own. To the ZR1, victory.
 
2013-01-13 10:59:28 PM
Not bad but I'd rather have a Syclone.
 
2013-01-13 10:59:32 PM

clowncar on fire: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x542]

Still more affordable (and could run circles around it on a bad day).


You seem like you know a bit about cars, so it's hard for me to believe you're trying to make a direct comparison between an Atom and a new Vette. Comparing a Lotus Exige to an Atom? Sure. A KTM X-Bow? Absolutely. A car that weighs twice as much with an interior, a roof, doors, body panels, and windows?

If you want to make apples to elephants comparisons, at least make a sensible one and compare an Atom to a GSX-R 600, or an Atom V8 to a ZX-12R.
 
2013-01-13 11:00:14 PM

rohar: Cornered like a bug with a bathtub on the roof


You're the only person I've ever heard say this. In fact, everyone else says quite the opposite. You drove it on the track, so your opinion is legitimate. It just surprises me, because other people I've talked to who've driven it on the track talk about it's great handling.
 
2013-01-13 11:01:43 PM
I'd still rather just have one of these.
cache.jalopnik.com
Maybe more stock than this one.
 
2013-01-13 11:02:02 PM

miss diminutive: There's a lot of penis talk in this thread. Why don't we just drop the whole corvette pretence and just stick to dishing about dicks?


Have you ever driven a car with too much horsepower? A motorcycle? It's a rush. For me ,anything fast is. My favorite part of cycling is descents, where I do my best to hit the highest speed possible (I nearly hit sixty coming down Carson pass once).
 
2013-01-13 11:02:45 PM

s2s2s2: To each there own. To the ZR1, victory.


Can't wait to hear the GT-R fanboys whine.
 
2013-01-13 11:04:32 PM

Popcorn Johnny: s2s2s2: To each there own. To the ZR1, victory.

Can't wait to hear the GT-R fanboys whine.


I love my GT-R, but the ZR1 is a monster, so no whining from me. It is a good bit pricier, though.

/Cheaper by far than the other 2 in that race though.
 
2013-01-13 11:04:40 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: Cornered like a bug with a bathtub on the roof

You're the only person I've ever heard say this. In fact, everyone else says quite the opposite. You drove it on the track, so your opinion is legitimate. It just surprises me, because other people I've talked to who've driven it on the track talk about it's great handling.


If only there was an ALMS track 180 miles from you.
 
2013-01-13 11:05:26 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: Cornered like a bug with a bathtub on the roof

You're the only person I've ever heard say this. In fact, everyone else says quite the opposite. You drove it on the track, so your opinion is legitimate. It just surprises me, because other people I've talked to who've driven it on the track talk about it's great handling.


It's the weight. You can feel it like a lead jacket. Pushes the whole car out in a corner. It "feels" pretty neutral as the AWD will let you intuitively bring the beast back in, but by then you've completely blown your line. Not comparing the whole care head to head, but if you compare it to a V8 TT, the damned thing doesn't push out, so you don't have to crank the wheel to bring it back in. Weight is the problem with that car.

Also, if they had to meet most homologation, they'd have to tear off most of the things that make it "fast".
 
2013-01-13 11:05:51 PM

gspazg: If only there was an ALMS track 180 miles from you.


Maybe next year....
 
2013-01-13 11:07:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-13 11:10:10 PM

Popcorn Johnny: s2s2s2: To each there own. To the ZR1, victory.

Can't wait to hear the GT-R fanboys whine.


GT-R fanboy here, the ZR-1 is impressive, even more than the LF-A.
 
2013-01-13 11:10:15 PM

The Muthaship: Phlogiston Verdigris: Current Resident: Looks like a big, retarded Lotus.

Came for looks like a Lotus.

I guess I'm the only one that thinks they tried to rip off the 458, poorly.


I think you meant to say the Ferrari F12:


www.autoweek.com
 
2013-01-13 11:11:34 PM

cqaudi: I think you meant to say the Ferrari F12:


I see what you mean, but I think the back looks like the 458. And the headllights.
 
2013-01-13 11:11:51 PM
The photography left me feeling they didn't really want you to see it or at least be able to look it in the eye.
 
2013-01-13 11:13:49 PM

badgerb: [i.imgur.com image 500x268]


I asked her if she wanted to have sex with me and that was her response.
 
2013-01-13 11:14:02 PM
It looks like somebody mated a Saturn Sky and a Camaro. I was expecting... better.
 
2013-01-13 11:14:19 PM
www.listen-to-english.com
The Vette...makes 'em wet. Which one of you gals wants a ride?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-13 11:14:38 PM
Hey, you know what they say... the vette, gets 'em wet.
 
2013-01-13 11:14:48 PM
Me no likey.
 
2013-01-13 11:15:05 PM

The Muthaship: gspazg: If only there was an ALMS track 180 miles from you.

Maybe next year....


Is that when the warranty is up?
 
2013-01-13 11:15:11 PM

Lsherm: Bored Horde: If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

What interior are all you people looking at?  This isn't bad:

[img21.imageshack.us image 850x566]


If your single and insisting on staying that way.
 
2013-01-13 11:15:23 PM
autoinjected.files.wordpress.com

All downhill from here.
 
2013-01-13 11:15:55 PM
I would have preferred a more retro look, similar to the treatment given to the Camaro and Mustang. I wanted to like it, but in the end I just don't .

/no loss for Chevy, 'cause it's way the hell out of my price-range
 
2013-01-13 11:16:16 PM

gspazg: The Muthaship: gspazg: If only there was an ALMS track 180 miles from you.

Maybe next year....

Is that when the warranty is up?


I hope not!

But, I think they are letting people lap them as long as it isn't competitive without killing the warranty. I will have to make sure first.
 
2013-01-13 11:19:12 PM

johncb76006: Not bad but I'd rather have a Syclone.


I remember those. It was the car that every hillbilly in my high school would have sacrificed his Skoal habit for.
 
2013-01-13 11:21:32 PM
please, someone tell me what Melbatoast is packin'!
 
2013-01-13 11:24:12 PM
I'm excited for this because it will do to the resale value of C5s what the C6 did to the C4 vettes.

An '02 Z06 with 50k on the clock for $12K. Yes, please.
 
2013-01-13 11:24:33 PM

fusillade762: Looks like a Charger and a Viper had a baby.


I was going to suggest a Lotus stepped on a Smart Car and then violently sodomized the corpse, but really, that would suggest I care whatever whore's tampon they are badging as a 'Vette these days.

Seriously, Detroit, stop hiring schzoid designers.
 
2013-01-13 11:24:42 PM
img201.imageshack.us
img339.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-13 11:25:02 PM
Id rather blow my money on something more comfortable.
 
2013-01-13 11:25:40 PM

StokeyBob: Lsherm: Bored Horde: If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

What interior are all you people looking at?  This isn't bad:

[img21.imageshack.us image 850x566]

If your single and insisting on staying that way.


It doesn't look any more ridiculous than what you'd see inside a Lamborghini.
 
2013-01-13 11:26:24 PM

StokeyBob: The photography left me feeling they didn't really want you to see it or at least be able to look it in the eye.


I think it's more of a case of there being too much to look at. This new Vette is a very busy design from a visual standpoint; it looks like several different cars all patched together depending upon which angle you look at it from.

It's not a BAD design mind you, but it's definitely lacking the elegant simplicity of Italian automotive aesthetics.

Really, the Vette's strength for the past 10 years has been its engineering anyway. For the price, it pretty much pisses all over everything else available.
 
2013-01-13 11:28:11 PM

Repo Man: miss diminutive: There's a lot of penis talk in this thread. Why don't we just drop the whole corvette pretence and just stick to dishing about dicks?

Have you ever driven a car with too much horsepower? A motorcycle? It's a rush. For me ,anything fast is. My favorite part of cycling is descents, where I do my best to hit the highest speed possible (I nearly hit sixty coming down Carson pass once).


Hit 50-52 mph off the Kirkstone Pass in Cumbria. In the rain. Have no real desire to repeat the experience. "Rain brakes", my left nut, to quote the late L. Armstrong.
 
2013-01-13 11:28:46 PM
Its an American Ferarri
 
2013-01-13 11:29:06 PM
The current Corvette starts at $49,600.
Go ahead, spend 6 months looking for one at that price.  No dealer in their right mind would sell you one at that price.  Some dealers might not get even one Corvette.
I'm sure it's a wonderful auto and that it does everything perfectly.  This is just one more fine auto that's so far out of reach it's not funny.

I might be able to afford a mid to late 80's which handles far better than any of the 70's  I'm thinking an '88 and a can of -
www.purefinish.co.uk
 
2013-01-13 11:29:19 PM
Eh, I think I liked the ZR1 better but I didn't like that one much. I'm not a fair judge, I'm just not a Corvette fan.
 
2013-01-13 11:29:53 PM
 
2013-01-13 11:31:46 PM
Car design geeks. Ask one about the lines of a sofa and he'd run screaming from the gay.
 
2013-01-13 11:33:12 PM

Marcintosh: The current Corvette starts at $49,600.
Go ahead, spend 6 months looking for one at that price.  No dealer in their right mind would sell you one at that price.  Some dealers might not get even one Corvette.
I'm sure it's a wonderful auto and that it does everything perfectly.  This is just one more fine auto that's so far out of reach it's not funny.

I might be able to afford a mid to late 80's which handles far better than any of the 70's  I'm thinking an '88 and a can of -
[www.purefinish.co.uk image 600x600]


The C5 is far superior to the C4. A base late 90's Corvette can be had for a pretty reasonable price now.
 
2013-01-13 11:34:21 PM
It looks like a car.
 
2013-01-13 11:36:50 PM
Looks like an S2000. In other words: Dated

The C5 was the last alright looking Corvette. Not great but good by Corvette standards.

The technology has always been interesting but looks, not so much.
 
2013-01-13 11:37:08 PM
Lsherm ,

Your right about the interior. I checked out some Lamborghini interiors on Google. All the cars now are driving us apart. When I started driving there was pretty much one bench front seats in everything... but the back seats were better.

contrapunctus,

I wouldn't turn one down. I just wish I'd of gotten as much out of any one of those pictures that I did out of about every other picture in this thread.
 
2013-01-13 11:41:01 PM

camaroash: I'm excited for this because it will do to the resale value of C5s what the C6 did to the C4 vettes.

An '02 Z06 with 50k on the clock for $12K. Yes, please.


There's something to that. The interior plastics were a bit rattly and squeaky, but all the mechanical bits should be good to go. Besides, nobody buys a Z06 for the interior plastics, anyway.
 
2013-01-13 11:41:02 PM
Creeping ever closer to the "Corvette Summer" edition.
www.vetteonline.com
 
2013-01-13 11:41:21 PM
tabithasbewitched.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-13 11:42:52 PM
If I had that much money and wanted something ugly that would make people hate me for no reason, I'd just buy 50 AR15's.
 
2013-01-13 11:44:16 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: It looks like a car.


It's supposed to look like sex and money.
 
2013-01-13 11:52:43 PM
Wow, that advertisement before the video was louder than shiat.
 
2013-01-13 11:53:28 PM

Notabunny: camaroash: I'm excited for this because it will do to the resale value of C5s what the C6 did to the C4 vettes.

An '02 Z06 with 50k on the clock for $12K. Yes, please.

There's something to that. The interior plastics were a bit rattly and squeaky, but all the mechanical bits should be good to go. Besides, nobody buys a Z06 for the interior plastics, anyway.


Squeaks and rattles can be drowned out with the stereo. Safe to say some gran-pappy's estate sale garage queen is going to do some much-needed Wasatch Front canyon carving.
 
2013-01-13 11:55:08 PM

camaroash: An '02 Z06 with 50k on the clock for $12K. Yes, please.


Christ.  Sell my '10 JK Wrangler (they depreciate like slugs,) pay off the note, buy the Vette, and only end up parting with a couple thousand.  That's almost criminal.

Imagine if I owned the Wrangler outright.
 
2013-01-13 11:56:50 PM

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: If I had that much money and wanted something ugly that would make people hate me for no reason, I'd just buy 50 AR15's.


Date Lohan? I mean, it's probably a lumpier ride, but...
 
2013-01-14 12:04:38 AM
My '28 Chevy Coach has a 171 under the hoid that tops out at 48mph in under 3 minutes.
 
2013-01-14 12:09:36 AM

Notabunny: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: It looks like a car.

It's supposed to look like sex and money.

I I
Hooker + $5 = New Corvette

And it's got all the gaudy "aesthetic" crackcesories to make it complete.
 
2013-01-14 12:11:22 AM
Looks like someone took a Viper and tried to incorporate some Ferrari cues and Malibu tail lights.
Leaf springs and an available 6 spd auto make it feel so retro.
 
2013-01-14 12:13:58 AM
The Corvette should have round tail lights. My 87 and 73 both had round taillights, just like most of the other years.

I am not found of the new one. The Camaro rear end does not belong on a Vette.
 
2013-01-14 12:16:42 AM

ficklefkrfark: fluffy2097: HairBolus: I really can't understand how a car can both be a substitute for a small penis and be considered sexually hot, that is unless the target market is guys who deny they are GAY.

I see you've heard about the Miata.

/gayest car. in the wrooorld

Possibly, although I've always figured the miata as the car of the 51 year old, lightly paunched, balding middle management type that isn't quite toolish enough to go full Harley Davidson.
I've always observed that the Chrysler Pacifica seems to be the rental car of choice of the older gay couple on vacation.


The Miata is one of the best true sports cars available, at any price. If you like that "handling" stuff.
 
2013-01-14 12:16:53 AM
carroseminis.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-14 12:20:12 AM
Wow...people sure do have some cool and impressive reasons to hate it.

I like it.

I'll take two.
 
2013-01-14 12:20:35 AM

The Muthaship: ZzeusS: I drive a Smart car.

That doesn't mean you have a big dick, it means you are one.



Can't it be both!/
 
2013-01-14 12:20:42 AM

Notabunny: There's something to that. The interior plastics were a bit rattly and squeaky, but all the mechanical bits should be good to go. Besides, nobody buys a Z06 for the interior plastics, anyway.


Rattly and squeaky interior plastics (ideally with poor fit and even worse aesthetics) are a standard GM design cue.
 
2013-01-14 12:26:16 AM

untaken_name: Oh, there's a Eurotrash "supercar" on the page, too, but surely the 'Vette's picture will be next....wait, that's the 'Vette? Ah, crap.


Pretty much this.

It looks like they tried to copy some Italian super-car and failed.
 
2013-01-14 12:27:25 AM
What does the new C7 weigh???

Haven't been able to find that spec anywhere.

/and why exactly do all modern sports cars have to weigh more than 3 farking thousand pounds?
 
2013-01-14 12:29:12 AM

JerkStore: The Muthaship: GT-R

[www.mediashow.ro image 640x512]


The GT-R is ugly, but your demotivator sort of loses its humor when you realize that "ugly fat girl" can out "dance" the "pretty" ones.

See that's sort of my thing with people and their fascination on the Veyron. The track times seem to indicate that the GT-R is statistically the same or even slightly better than the Veyron on a track... If you're going to buy an eye sore why pay 25x more for it?
 
2013-01-14 12:30:48 AM
muscle-car aficionados:

Question:

2012 Chevy Camaro
v.s.
2012 Dodge Challenger

Which is more awesome?
 
2013-01-14 12:32:04 AM
When I see it I think "what a douchebag" , so yes it is an appropriate design. Represents my true feelings in an instant.
 
2013-01-14 12:32:07 AM

RandomRandom: What does the new C7 weigh???

Haven't been able to find that spec anywhere.

/and why exactly do all modern sports cars have to weigh more than 3 farking thousand pounds?


I read somewhere that the target weight was 3,000 lbs. Imagine 450 hp in something that weighs about 1.5 cheerleaders more than a Honda Civic!
 
2013-01-14 12:32:19 AM

hdhale: Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?

Why do you need more than 10 rounds in a magazine 150 hp? What could you possibly be doing that you need more than that? You should feel bad for thinking you do.


Yes... clearly this is an assault car that gives drivers way too much power. It is just an accident waiting to happen and a menace on our roads... Thank you for pointing that out.
 
2013-01-14 12:33:08 AM

RandomRandom: What does the new C7 weigh???

Haven't been able to find that spec anywhere.

/and why exactly do all modern sports cars have to weigh more than 3 farking thousand pounds?


I believe the safety features are the main reason. The Camaro is pushing four. I certainly don't like that about it, but it's still damned impressive going 'round the 'ring.
 
2013-01-14 12:33:16 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: muscle-car aficionados:

Question:

2012 Chevy Camaro
v.s.
2012 Dodge Challenger

Which is more awesome?


I *vaguely* remember a Top Gear Ep where they came to the states and tried a Camaro, Challenger and a Mustang. Hemi and everything. The Challenger came in last with every stage - they said it was more for posing.

/Memory is rusty, so YMMV
 
2013-01-14 12:34:15 AM

Repo Man: Marcintosh: The current Corvette starts at $49,600.
Go ahead, spend 6 months looking for one at that price.  No dealer in their right mind would sell you one at that price.  Some dealers might not get even one Corvette.
I'm sure it's a wonderful auto and that it does everything perfectly.  This is just one more fine auto that's so far out of reach it's not funny.

I might be able to afford a mid to late 80's which handles far better than any of the 70's  I'm thinking an '88 and a can of -
[www.purefinish.co.uk image 600x600]

The C5 is far superior to the C4. A base late 90's Corvette can be had for a pretty reasonable price now.


*does quick ebay search* How right you are . . . just need a job that pays now . . . thanks!
 
2013-01-14 12:34:37 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: muscle-car aficionados:

Question:

2012 Chevy Camaro
v.s.
2012 Dodge Challenger

Which is more awesome?


Camaro...but I am a GM guy. (Pontiacs are my favorite)
 
2013-01-14 12:35:53 AM
i849.photobucket.com

Just because... boobies!">
 
2013-01-14 12:35:57 AM
Sorry, it was a Challenger, Corvette and a Cadillac STS.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/team-america-2-part-1
 
2013-01-14 12:37:13 AM

Tellingthem: Third_Uncle_Eno: muscle-car aficionados:

Question:

2012 Chevy Camaro
v.s.
2012 Dodge Challenger

Which is more awesome?

Camaro...but I am a GM guy. (Pontiacs are my favorite)


Performance? Camaro. Daily driving? Challenger.
 
2013-01-14 12:38:04 AM
It's a little messy for my taste... besides, If I'm going to spend $50K on a Vette, I'm buying something like this.

imagehost.vendio.com
 
2013-01-14 12:38:46 AM
media2.wxyz.com

Please stop with the "angry car face" designs already.

They look stupid to anyone over ten years old.
 
2013-01-14 12:38:51 AM
Gotta disagree with most of you all. That's a sharp-looking car. I'd own one if I could.
 
2013-01-14 12:41:08 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: It's a little messy for my taste... besides, If I'm going to spend $50K on a Vette, I'm buying something like this.

[imagehost.vendio.com image 800x600]


My uncle had one just like that. Same color, same side pipes, everything. Modern cars are better in every measurable way. But I'll take an old glass coffin, thank you very much.
 
2013-01-14 12:44:12 AM
If you look at this version in the context of the original Stingray design from the 60's, the design makes sense.
 
2013-01-14 12:59:44 AM
Who put the Ferrari kit on that Camaro?
 
2013-01-14 01:06:53 AM

concotelli: Creeping ever closer to the "Corvette Summer" edition.
[www.vetteonline.com image 320x213]


God that was an ugly abomination.
 
2013-01-14 01:13:20 AM

Ghastly: concotelli: Creeping ever closer to the "Corvette Summer" edition.
[www.vetteonline.com image 320x213]

God that was an ugly abomination.


Putting rectangular headlights in cars that came with round ones originally was a thing back in the seventies. In the late '80s Super Chevy magazine bought a '67 Camaro that was pretty straight, but had had this done to it. Thankfully, they returned it to the stock ones. The mid to late seventies were very dark times for automobiles, both in style and function.
 
2013-01-14 01:16:06 AM

JungleBoogie: Sharp in the back, like the GT-R. Bulbous in the front like the Viper. Big beef under the hood.

Verdict: Looks good. But they decided to follow the pack instead of lead it. Mercedes typically sets the pace, which Lexus and Hyundai mimic. Corvette is an iconic brand, should be setting the pace too.

Summary: Cautious redesign.


Yep.

Nailed it.
 
2013-01-14 01:16:58 AM
At the end of the day, Chevy played catch up the SRT Viper & GT-R, added too many vents & killed the round tailights because "2013, we need Camaro tailights!".

It's good & may drive great but I'll take the GT-R, SRT, even the C4 Vette over this.

/Can't wait to see Top Gear's take on this.
 
2013-01-14 01:28:28 AM
The should spend some R&D funds to develop mass produced carbon fiber structural parts. Then find a designer who isn't particularly impressed by the Vette and tell them to go nuts.
 
2013-01-14 01:31:43 AM
It just looks too European.

What I love about the current Mustangs is that they look like 70's American muscle.

And my local police force bought a hundred of them. My town's cop cars look bad ass!
 
2013-01-14 01:44:10 AM
www.dailykeeper.com
www.dailykeeper.com
 
2013-01-14 01:52:57 AM

cqaudi: The Muthaship: Phlogiston Verdigris: Current Resident: Looks like a big, retarded Lotus.

Came for looks like a Lotus.

I guess I'm the only one that thinks they tried to rip off the 458, poorly.

I think you meant to say the Ferrari F12:


[www.autoweek.com image 850x510]



I was thinking Ferrari when I saw it on the turnstile
 
2013-01-14 02:00:32 AM
Too old.
 
2013-01-14 02:07:12 AM

goodwynn: Just retool for these and were are done.
[www.thefreewheelers.net image 640x480]


Um, no. Time goes forward, even if you don't want it to.
This is 2013. Act like it.

/I like angles on cars
//and sharp creases
///like the cadillacs
////blobs are for jellyfish
 
2013-01-14 02:14:55 AM
It looks like it's frame is bent. Fuggly.
 
2013-01-14 02:22:13 AM
The only pic I saw in the article looked like a Viper to me. That's soooo 1994.

/drta
 
2013-01-14 02:27:40 AM
Wake me up when they design an exact replica of the old Stingray.
 
2013-01-14 02:44:12 AM

Lsherm: Bored Horde: If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

What interior are all you people looking at?  This isn't bad:

[ image 850x566]


It's a busy, busy hot mess. No continuity. Too many angles.
 
2013-01-14 02:47:27 AM

Troifan: The Corvette should have round tail lights.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-14 02:50:48 AM
Would I drive one - if it was provided free and clear to me and I couldn't sell it. - SURE!

Would I spend hard earned money on it? - NOPE, so many other things I'd rather have + the extra cash, maybe a Scion FRS (not that it's in the same league), Mini Cooper S, Tesla roadster.
 
2013-01-14 02:59:34 AM
1958 and 1963 were the best years aesthetically. Discuss.
 
2013-01-14 03:21:22 AM
The grill/bumper is horrible.
 
2013-01-14 04:04:07 AM
Give me an older G35

or an Acura NSX.

That corvette looks atrocious. Wrong lines, Wrong contour. Wrong feel in every single direction.
 
2013-01-14 04:15:58 AM
i.imgur.com

The early ones were poorly built - I once had to move a '59's firewall ~3" to the right to get rid of the factory bulge on the left fender. Given recent trends, I don't expect the new ones to be much better. For the money, I'd buy an old Honda.

/NSX
 
2013-01-14 04:43:30 AM
Am I the only one who wishes Acura would release an updated NSX?
 
2013-01-14 05:34:01 AM

zeroeffect: None of the angle-y lines seem to have a purpose, they're thrown all over the car like scrabble pieces.


And it has such sharp knees.
 
x23
2013-01-14 05:41:44 AM
the rear-end is pretty racist.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-14 05:55:49 AM
SAAB Sonett is cross bread with a Chevy Camaro
 
2013-01-14 06:17:48 AM

clowncar on fire: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x542]

Still more affordable (and could run circles around it on a bad day).


I would take an Atom over a Vette any day as my second car.

I'd have to chose the Vette over the atom as my primary car though, because it has a roof.
 
2013-01-14 06:20:32 AM

Evil High Priest: The Miata is one of the best true sports cars available, at any price. If you like that "handling" stuff.


Oh I completely agree. It's an autocross monster.

When you see it on the street though, It's always a gay couple. Every. Single. Time.

/Met a nice gay couple on a mountain road drive.
//It was hard to keep up with them.
 
2013-01-14 06:42:27 AM

Current Resident: Looks like a big, retarded Lotus.


Yeah, something about it looked Lotusy to me. I think it's te way the back of the cab comes together.
 
2013-01-14 06:50:24 AM

Jesda: Corvette? Small dick!
Miata? GAY!
Prius? SMUG!

Based on this, 99% of Fark drives a Camry, eats celery for fun, and listens to Peter Cetera.


I don't know about that, but they are assholes...I'll give you that.
 
2013-01-14 07:07:18 AM

computerguyUT: aiiee: The thing is that anyone with any brains has gotten as far away from the American Auto industry as possible, hence the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro taillights and all.

Actually the 5th gen camaro got it's tail lights from the corvette.

It's not bad, I think they're getting away from the clean smooth curves which define the corvette.
Still pretty decent looking...

We have a 2010 camaro and absolutely love it, I'll bet the Vette is a blast to drive.


Actually, I think the round taillights are supposed to harken back to the Camaros of the early 1970s.
 
2013-01-14 07:07:30 AM
It looks like it was designed from a model Transformer bought in a toy store.

I would just assume get a low end Porshe for about the same money.
 
2013-01-14 07:11:38 AM

Enemabag Jones: I would just assume get a low end Porsche for about the same money.


You can get a very nice used 911 for that money.
 
2013-01-14 07:16:09 AM
Proposal:

The new U.S. car designs involve folding sheet metal like orgami and will be remembered as time for car design in the U.S. that will to be referred to as regrettable, like fashion in the 70's.
 
2013-01-14 07:17:02 AM
Farkers like their Priuses and their little Subaru crapboxes. Let em.
 
2013-01-14 07:41:25 AM
Is it me? Or has Chevrolet had Porsche engineers employed for the last 30 years? I mean really. The basic design of that car hasn't changed since 1983. Try for a little imagination GM.
 
2013-01-14 07:50:24 AM
I have a 1959, i wouldn't trade it for one of these new ones even if they were throwing cash in on the deal. Unless it was A LOT of cash.
 
2013-01-14 07:59:06 AM

Thunderpipes: Farkers like their Priuses and their little Subaru crapboxes. Let em.


For once we are in complete agreement.
 
2013-01-14 08:39:09 AM
http://media.caranddriver.com/images/media/379444/2012-chevy-sonic-ltz -5-door-photo-381068-s-1280x782.jpg
 
2013-01-14 08:54:31 AM
Looks like a chick magnet. Have fun!!!!
 
2013-01-14 09:20:51 AM

Marcintosh: Go ahead, spend 6 months looking for one at that price.  No dealer in their right mind would sell you one at that price.  Some dealers might not get even one Corvette.


O RLY?
 
2013-01-14 09:29:27 AM

C0rf: Marcintosh: Go ahead, spend 6 months looking for one at that price.  No dealer in their right mind would sell you one at that price.  Some dealers might not get even one Corvette.

O RLY?


Those are 13's.
 
2013-01-14 09:34:34 AM

Savage Belief: Is it me? Or has Chevrolet had Porsche engineers employed for the last 30 years? I mean really. The basic design of that car hasn't changed since 1983. Try for a little imagination GM.


It's you.
 
2013-01-14 10:21:01 AM
The car costs 50k and does 0-60 in under 4 seconds, has a full g skidpad rating and keeps you dry in the rain. I will be buying this car not because it's a good option, but because it is the only option. I would gladly buy something else, if some other car company would step up and make a car that can compete.
 
2013-01-14 10:26:33 AM

Repo Man: There was a 2001 Z06 for sale locally recently that I might should have bought.


The '03-04 Z06's are getting pretty reasonable...I am hoping that with the C7 out the market will get even a little softer.
 
2013-01-14 10:43:29 AM
Best part of the new vet, they brought this back!

www.dailykeeper.com
 
2013-01-14 11:44:21 AM
I want to see one in person...I thought the current Camaro looked, uh, weird in pics, but once I saw it in person I liked it.  I think this will be the same thing.

Although I'm glad to see Chevy found a solution to the "wow, there's way too much rear visibility in the Corvette, what can we do to reverse that?" problem they didn't have.
 
2013-01-14 11:49:35 AM
photo.netcarshow.comwhat's this for, rear brake cooling?
 
2013-01-14 12:04:06 PM

Timmy the Tumor: [photo.netcarshow.com image 640x480]what's this for, rear brake cooling?


Probably for the trans/diff since the brake coolers are below it in front of the wheel.
 
2013-01-14 12:04:35 PM

Timmy the Tumor: [photo.netcarshow.com image 640x480]what's this for, rear brake cooling?


Usually they put those in front of the wheel well, but maybe they've ducted it down.  I can't think of any other reason for it.
 
2013-01-14 12:13:38 PM
I'd give it a 8.9. I would love to tell you why, but I only have 26 minutes to get to the gym.

/not obscure
 
2013-01-14 12:27:32 PM

geekbikerskum: Am I the only one who wishes Acura would release an updated NSX?


You do know that they ARE going to do this right?

http://www.acura.com/future/NSX#1

Although it's a bit on the gaudy side, It's worlds better then that corvette.
 
2013-01-14 12:28:10 PM
Don't like the taillights.. too 'camarish' for me. I wished they retained the 2 circular taillamps even if they made some modernization to it. The new ass is totally out of character for a Vette.
 
2013-01-14 12:38:22 PM

viscountalpha: geekbikerskum: Am I the only one who wishes Acura would release an updated NSX?

You do know that they ARE going to do this right?

http://www.acura.com/future/NSX#1

Although it's a bit on the gaudy side, It's worlds better then that corvette.


Interesting, thanks for posting that. As you can tell I don't exactly keep my ear to the ground on this stuff the way I used to.

OTOH, so far it's only at the concept-car stage and they're thinking production's gonna start in 2015...anything can happen. :-/ Wouldn't be the first car that turned out to be vaporware.
 
2013-01-14 12:56:41 PM
Nice. It's come a long way since Zora Arkus Duntov sat down with a pencil. I still say that of automakers would resurrect the exact body specs of the GTX, the Chevelle Malibu and a couple of other iconic cars on new platforms with better interiors and safety features, they'd sell a million of them.
 
2013-01-14 01:44:02 PM
Does it come with a gold chain and chest hair?
 
2013-01-14 02:03:43 PM
Viper in the front, Lotus on the side, Lamborghini in the back. I dub thee "Loperghini"
 
2013-01-14 02:04:50 PM

Timmy the Tumor: [photo.netcarshow.com image 640x480]what's this for, rear brake cooling?


Dunno, but they've illustrated it here

i.imgur.com

Embigginated
 
2013-01-14 02:22:22 PM

r0cj07p: Viper in the front, Lotus on the side, Lamborghini in the back. I dub thee "Loperghini"


Viporghinus?

/Thundercougarfalconbird!
 
2013-01-14 03:02:06 PM

gweilo8888: Not. It looks like one third Toyota, one third Ferrari knockoff, and one third Vauxhall.

And not necessarily the good thirds.


There's a good thirds of a Toyota???
 
2013-01-14 03:23:58 PM

cervier: gweilo8888: Not. It looks like one third Toyota, one third Ferrari knockoff, and one third Vauxhall.

And not necessarily the good thirds.

There's a good thirds of a Toyota???


Well they last long and are efficient.
 
2013-01-14 03:36:18 PM
GM Marketing: We have a problem. No one but a redneck is willing to pay between $55K and $112K for out POS Corvette and they can't get their hands on that kind of money anymore.

GM Design Department: How about we make it look kind of like a Ferrari and up the price $35K?
 
2013-01-14 04:13:05 PM
img.youtube.com
 
2013-01-14 04:38:22 PM
Typical fugly GM plastic interior. Do they really have that little taste? Can they only get 450HP out of a 6.2 liter V8?
WTF?
 
2013-01-14 04:41:23 PM

fluffy2097: HairBolus: I really can't understand how a car can both be a substitute for a small penis and be considered sexually hot, that is unless the target market is guys who deny they are GAY.

I see you've heard about the Miata.
[miata.lewisd.com image 850x637]
/gayest car. in the wrooorld


Nope. Pontiac Fiero, so gay it's flaming hot.
 
2013-01-14 06:03:40 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Timmy the Tumor: [photo.netcarshow.com image 640x480]what's this for, rear brake cooling?

Dunno, but they've illustrated it here

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]
Embigginated


It's for the transmission and differential. A GM engineer was talking about it. Good call on their part, too, since both can get very hot if you drive it like it's meant to be driven.
 
2013-01-14 06:35:52 PM

Jesda: Corvette? Small dick!
Miata? GAY!
Prius? SMUG!

Based on this, 99% of Fark drives a Camry, eats celery for fun, and listens to Peter Cetera.


I've driven a Miata (loved it) and currently drive a Prius. I like what this says about my dick.

/enjoying the benefits of the metric system.
 
2013-01-14 07:27:59 PM

Jesda: Corvette? Small dick!
Miata? GAY!
Prius? SMUG!

Based on this, 99% of Fark drives a Camry, eats celery for fun, and listens to Peter Cetera.


Thanks, I needed a laugh. : )
 
2013-01-14 07:33:52 PM

pag1107: Thunderpipes: Farkers like their Priuses and their little Subaru crapboxes. Let em.

For once we are in complete agreement.


My little subaru crapbox: 345 hp, 375 trq. 0-60 ~3.5. Yeah, it sucks.
 
2013-01-14 07:38:39 PM
miniature video = crap


nuff said
 
2013-01-14 07:46:11 PM

Evil High Priest: pag1107: Thunderpipes: Farkers like their Priuses and their little Subaru crapboxes. Let em.

For once we are in complete agreement.

My little subaru crapbox: 345 hp, 375 trq. 0-60 ~3.5. Yeah, it sucks.


Wut.
 
2013-01-14 09:06:51 PM

skinink: Listen, I'm up there in age now. So I want my motherfarking KITT mobile that talks to me and follows my commands. I really don't care about the latest Chevy 2014 I Have A Small Penis Mobile. I want my sentient car and I want it now!


...ibid...
 
2013-01-14 09:18:48 PM

StinkyFiddlewinks: Typical fugly GM plastic interior. Do they really have that little taste? Can they only get 450HP out of a 6.2 liter V8?
WTF?


Torque. Unboosted engines with high specific output (HP/L) have to be spun up pretty high to achieve such such numbers. What I find remarkable is 1HP/in^2 used to be the holy grail, but this 378 cubic inch engine produces 72 more than that at 450HP while also producing 450 lb-ft torque with a pretty broad curve.
 
2013-01-14 09:25:55 PM

StinkyFiddlewinks: Typical fugly GM plastic interior. Do they really have that little taste? Can they only get 450HP out of a 6.2 liter V8?
WTF?


Where does the idea that high specific output is so important come from? That's 450 peak horsepower, using natural aspiration while delivering gobs of torque at very low RPM, low NVH, meeting emissions standards, and delivering reasonably good fuel mileage. In a package that is simple, pretty light weight, and keeps that weight down low. GM could make that sort of power usimg a smaller engine with multiple valves per cylinder, and higher RPM, making it more expensive, and delivering all of the torque of a Briggs and Stratton down low. Why should they? Cubic inches are the easiest and cheapest way to make horsepower; why do it the hard way if you don't have to?

When the C5 was first released, Car and Driver did some sort of comparison with some euro cars. The Corvette won the Best Engine category (this was with the original 5.7 LS1). This prompted an indignant letter in the next months issue from some reader who couldn't believe they could choose a crude cam in block V8 over multi valve and/or turbo supercharged engines that the competition had. I found it quite easy to believe, because they had actually driven the cars, and could feel the benefits of a broad torque curve. It makes a car a joy to drive, with power to pass in just about any gear, and good acceleration without even shifting into a lower gear (and really good acceleration if you do shift down). I suppose if you're just reading specs, and have no real driving experience, it would seem a bit puzzling.
 
2013-01-14 09:39:35 PM

Repo Man: StinkyFiddlewinks: Typical fugly GM plastic interior. Do they really have that little taste? Can they only get 450HP out of a 6.2 liter V8?
WTF?

Where does the idea that high specific output is so important come from? That's 450 peak horsepower, using natural aspiration while delivering gobs of torque at very low RPM, low NVH, meeting emissions standards, and delivering reasonably good fuel mileage. In a package that is simple, pretty light weight, and keeps that weight down low. GM could make that sort of power usimg a smaller engine with multiple valves per cylinder, and higher RPM, making it more expensive, and delivering all of the torque of a Briggs and Stratton down low. Why should they? Cubic inches are the easiest and cheapest way to make horsepower; why do it the hard way if you don't have to?

When the C5 was first released, Car and Driver did some sort of comparison with some euro cars. The Corvette won the Best Engine category (this was with the original 5.7 LS1). This prompted an indignant letter in the next months issue from some reader who couldn't believe they could choose a crude cam in block V8 over multi valve and/or turbo supercharged engines that the competition had. I found it quite easy to believe, because they had actually driven the cars, and could feel the benefits of a broad torque curve. It makes a car a joy to drive, with power to pass in just about any gear, and good acceleration without even shifting into a lower gear (and really good acceleration if you do shift down). I suppose if you're just reading specs, and have no real driving experience, it would seem a bit puzzling.


Repo Man: StinkyFiddlewinks: Typical fugly GM plastic interior. Do they really have that little taste? Can they only get 450HP out of a 6.2 liter V8?
WTF?

Where does the idea that high specific output is so important come from? That's 450 peak horsepower, using natural aspiration while delivering gobs of torque at very low RPM, low NVH, meeting emissions standards, and delivering reasonably good fuel mileage. In a package that is simple, pretty light weight, and keeps that weight down low. GM could make that sort of power usimg a smaller engine with multiple valves per cylinder, and higher RPM, making it more expensive, and delivering all of the torque of a Briggs and Stratton down low. Why should they? Cubic inches are the easiest and cheapest way to make horsepower; why do it the hard way if you don't have to?

When the C5 was first released, Car and Driver did some sort of comparison with some euro cars. The Corvette won the Best Engine category (this was with the original 5.7 LS1). This prompted an indignant letter in the next months issue from some reader who couldn't believe they could choose a crude cam in block V8 over multi valve and/or turbo supercharged engines that the competition had. I found it quite easy to believe, because they had actually driven the cars, and could feel the benefits of a broad torque curve. It makes a car a joy to drive, with power to pass in just about any gear, and good acceleration without even shifting into a lower gear (and really good acceleration if you do shift down). I suppose if you're just reading specs, and have no real driving experience, it would seem a bit puzzling.


And I'm sure they put a blower on the ZR1 version, for those that feel they need >600 HP along with all that torque
 
2013-01-14 09:55:55 PM

StinkyFiddlewinks: Typical fugly GM plastic interior. Do they really have that little taste?


Whatever could you mean?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-15 12:12:51 PM
Rolls got one thing figured out soon. Metal and actual wood dashboards and interiors that use the entire hide of the cow for the leather are not only no less safe than a sea of charcoal ABS but a hell of a lot less ugly. ABS is sh*t. ABS is why cars look like Tonka toys inside.
 
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