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Rob

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A lot of people have stated that they don't like the front-end design of the C6.

If you could, how would you design the front end of the C7 differently?
 

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A lot of people have stated that they don't like the front-end design of the C6.

If you could, how would you design the front end of the C7 differently?

Bring back the pop-up lights....

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Glide

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Yea, those C6 headlights are fuggly. At least make it reflective under the glass, so it looks like a headlight, in stead of body colored.
 

Mike Mercury

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I don't have a problem with non-popups on the Corvette; just look at C5's that have been converted... they look cool.

But it's beyond belief that Dave Hill signed-off on the selection for the C6 non-popups. Ugly is an understatement. They're so large that you could store watermelons in them.
 
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I don't have a problem with non-popups on the Corvette; just look at C5's that have been converted... they look cool.

But it's beyond belief that Dave Hill signed-off on the selection for the C6 non-popups. Ugly is an understatement. They're so large that you could store watermelons in them.


Sleeker design on non-popup headlights and get rid of the C6 smile.
 
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I'm for the non-popup lights. One less electronic thing to fix later and it's cleaner aero-wise.
While I'm not in a front plate state, Chevy needs to make a front plate mount fit the car and still provide the aero cleaness needed.
Twin air inlets would work - somewhere between the C5 version and the F430 version.
 

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Gentlemen,

Did you watch the Daytona 500? Even Mr. Waltrip said the pace car looked like a car from the movie "Cars" which he was in. Come on! It is shameful! I have owned Corvettes since the original phrase " Real Corvettes have Trunks" was in vogue. The C6 is silly looking from the front! Sure it better, faster, stiffer than my Collectors Edition 1996 roadster, but I could not own it. The C5 has that menacing look like all the early 'Vettes, the C6, a true Chevron car, just put teeth in the opening and give it a "cute" name.

So please make the C7 with a "face" that says what it is; a force to tbe reckoned with , not smiled at.
 

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Where can I see a rear view of this car? I can only find a front shot when searching google. I think it is looking more and more like the foreign jobbies and less and less like a corvette. I'm in favor of bringing back the old headlight style for sure.
 

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Take look at John Cafaro's "Black Car" concept car.

Just four small round openings for the headlamps.

A very sleek design,
 
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hot coatings

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Am I the only one that thinks the rear half of it looks a lot worse than the front half? ;shrug

Bill

I agree, it looks as if the just got tired and quit designing, and left it with an unfinished look. If the used what I think is the best rear end, from the 96 C4, it would really finish it
 

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Like this

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I like my hood better, though.

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Who knows where I can get the front like the yellow above?
 
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I love the side and rear look of the C6. I actually think, from those angles, it is the best Corvette has looked.

But I agree with the title of the thread that the front end needs some work. It's too smiley-cutesy-rounded. It needs some harder, sharper edges.

The headlights could use a little tweaking as well. They just seem to disappear. They look like a lot of other headlights. Would be nice to see something that looks good and is also unique to Corvette.
 

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Popup headlights? I don't need no stinkin popup headlights!
 
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linda lake

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I like the S---Eating grin on my C6 ,It says catch me if you can.
L.Lake (LITLZO60
 
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linda lake

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There are to many problems with the popups,Istill like the grin but make the
front a little sleeker LITLZO6,L.L
 

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Yellow one looks like a largemouth bass I caught once:L
I didn't like the C5's at first but they grew on me!!(A fat horse meat fed SHARK!!):chuckle :chuckle
But the C6 Looks to me like the byproduct of a Viper Humping a Mustang!!;shrug :D
 

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