I'm not a Corvette guy either and I like it! Ok the rear is a little busy, and red looks way better than silver, but overall not bad!
What I don't like are the leaf springs...
Agreed! I think it looks great, but then again and it seems the styling was catered more for our generation (little younger than the previous audience it seems).
As for the "leaf springs" aschen is right on the money. People gripe about "leaf springs" but few truly understand the engineering behind it. Don't forget these are actually quite expensive to design and produce. And of course Chevy has a standard coil over strut on all of their other vehicles. They could certainly go with that if they wanted.
Why? you know they are composite, transverse springs right? They share nothing in common with truck leaf springs and have alot of advantages over steel wound springs: lower cg, lower overall weight, easy ride height adjustment, integral antiroll charachtaristics
J.C.Whitney will be offering the Corvette conversion round tail light kit in about 90 days.
From the photos, the interior looks like the same plastic treatment of a GM car. No improvement here from an ID perspective. But is it really any worse than the Evora?
For what it is, under $80K you have quite a machine. An open top model might be a real stunner.
But yah, that busy rear end.........
Keeping my Elise
I TOTALLY disagree with it comes to the interior of the new vette. Sounds like a big goal of the new model was to improve the interior and overall build quality. I find it hard to believe people are ragging on it from behind a screen without ever looking at them. I will say this. To me it looks like the C7 interior is light years ahead of a C6 (the seats alone!)... And honestly having been in a few C6s, the interior quality of the C6 is better than my Elige (although the C6 seats are utter garbage). Kind of funny to see Elige owners try to poke fun at a vette interior. We drive tin cans with hard plastic interiors
Has anyone ever driven a car that shuts off some cylinders when it's not needed? How does that feel? If there any delay when you hit the gas and the other cylinders come back online?
On occasion if I am really really paying attention I will notice just a slight blip, but honestly most of the time I don't notice unless the display is up.
Originally Posted by Scottycali4nia
I did a little rendering the other day. It needs a splitter and maybe side skirts.
I also lowered it a little and blacked out the roof and grille. looks a little more my style now.
Wow! That looks really good.
Whatever you do with the vents, the back end kills everything. So Camaro-fugly.
The back end is pretty bad IMHO. I don't understand why they went away from the circular tails. I mean I guess maybe it doesn't flow with the new body lines... whatever the reason that was a vette staple, and they got rid of it for that crazy camaro sexed up a gtr look!?