For a truly beautiful car, like the Esprit, it doesn't need a million scoops. Also, it doesn't need time to "grow on you". It will not look like it's trying too hard and will be breathtaking at first sight. That's a real sports car.
Well, someone gets it.
If the styling has to be explained or justified with some techno babble about how at 180mph the fender flare becomes functional or some other long-winded speech about it.... your styling is crap. Beatiful styling speaks for itself - because people looking dont say a word. Their jaw is locked open.
Looks are largely subjective . Not sure why people can't wrap their head around that.
I will admit the C7 styling is more polarizing than the previous generation. But you can't come in here stating that the design looks like **** as though it is a fact. For everyone that thinks it looks like **** there is someone that thinks its gorgeous.
I do think they are targetting a younger demographic. FWIW I think *most* 60s and 70s designs look like crap compared to this Vette but then again I am probably more of the target demographic than someone who grew in the era of 60s supercars.
Not sure if you mean 60's and 70's Vettes or cars in general but its pretty much fact that some of the most iconic, timeless designs came from that era. I get that looks are ultimately subjective but its hard to find many haters of the true classic designs. The Lambo LP400. The Esprit. The Ferrari 308 & Dino. The Jaguar XJS. Maserati Merak. These are cars that mesmerize most viewers. They stop traffic. They are perfect. Minimal BS, minimal tacky stuff, elegant lines that will always stand the test of time. The proof is in the reaction one gets with these cars. They just look right. And, take a look at just about every playboy-certfied supercar nowadays: They are all based on Giugiaros wegde, Pinnanfarinas 308, and/or Gandinis LP-series Lambos.
Sorry - Im stuck in the 70's
The Vette will sell well and be what it is: A very fast, bargain priced performance car. Nothing wrong with that. I personally liked the C4 vettes the best as far as looks go but those seem to be the most polarizing series of the Vette! Go figure.