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The New Vette
motoramic ^ | 1/13/13 | By Justin Hyde

Posted on 01/13/2013 6:38:47 PM PST by central_va

In a rational world, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray wouldn’t exist. The very idea of launching a two-seat sports car named after a World War II ship powered by a truck-sized V-8 goes against every trend line on every chart in every automaker’s boardroom. Yet here it is, the seventh generation of America’s most venerated sports car, sharpened in all dimensions by racing experience toward out-hustling the best sports cars in the world. The question will be whether it can outrun history.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: vette
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1 posted on 01/13/2013 6:38:50 PM PST by central_va
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To: central_va

Looks like a damned Camaro. Nothing too wrong with that, Just saying.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 6:41:20 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: central_va

Dang.

Nice.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 6:41:20 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: x1stcav

On second thought, it looks like something out of a Japan design studio.

Nothing wrong with that either?


4 posted on 01/13/2013 6:43:22 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: x1stcav

It looks fat with the high beltline of today’s cars. Too bad.


5 posted on 01/13/2013 6:44:32 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Don’t look like no ‘Vette to me. Great car, no doubt, but it just don’t look like no ‘Vette.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 6:45:00 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: central_va

The back end looks too fat, and the rear tires look undersized


7 posted on 01/13/2013 6:46:36 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: central_va

Obama Motors, who cares?


8 posted on 01/13/2013 6:46:40 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: x1stcav

Then, again, it kinda reminds me of back when I was a kid and you had a very pure styling design in the ‘57 Vette and it morphed into the blinged-out ‘58. We then spent 3 model years (’58 - ‘60) until we got back to a somewhat nice ‘61.

GM has lost its way, styling-wise, on and off for 60 years or so.


9 posted on 01/13/2013 6:47:10 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: central_va

I fully expect it to turn in to a robot. It has too much ‘stuff’ on it.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 6:49:00 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Steven Tyler

Baby’s got back!


11 posted on 01/13/2013 6:50:02 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: central_va

I think it’s ugly.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 6:51:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: central_va

Much better looking than the previous generation IMHO ... I thought they looked like the illegitimate love child of an NSX and a Ferrari.


13 posted on 01/13/2013 6:51:49 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Steven Tyler

Do these tires make my back end look fat?


14 posted on 01/13/2013 6:51:57 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: central_va

Why does anyone NEED a Corvette? People can get around perfectly well on a bicycle.


15 posted on 01/13/2013 6:53:05 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: Venturer

I hate black rims except on a dirt track car...


16 posted on 01/13/2013 6:53:12 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

If someone just showed me the picture and asked what was it, ain’t no way I would have said or guessed Vette.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 6:54:26 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Travis McGee

Government Motors copies the Nissan 280-Z


18 posted on 01/13/2013 6:54:26 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: central_va

There, ladies and gentlemen, paid for with your hard-earned tax dollars, is the new Nissan Corvette. Put some batteries in it, UAW, and you’ll get a charge out of it. The UAW can convince the Democrats to take my money and pay UAW retirements, but that will be the only way General Motors gets another dime from me. I’ll never buy another General Motors car. I was raised in a union family. I brought food to my Dad when he walked the picket line. But using taxpayer money to payoff the unions is criminal.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 6:54:34 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: x1stcav

Yeah, it just doesn’t say “’vette” to me....


20 posted on 01/13/2013 6:55:12 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: central_va
Like others have said, it looks to me more like something from Japan than a Corvette.

And look - who needs a 6.6L 450 HP racecar anyway? </s>

21 posted on 01/13/2013 6:56:13 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: central_va; x1stcav

Save your money and get this Alfa Romeo/Dodge.

22 posted on 01/13/2013 6:58:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a real beaut!


23 posted on 01/13/2013 7:00:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: central_va

It’s got “Michelle Obama” disease in the back.

I had a 2005 C6, which actually was a very good car...but sold it after the Obamadork Clown show entered the picture.

Won’t even think about the new one though...it appears that Bangle has transferred from BMW to Gubmit Motors.


24 posted on 01/13/2013 7:03:44 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Steven Tyler

“The back end looks too fat”

AKA, Fat ass Vette.


25 posted on 01/13/2013 7:03:57 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Revolting cat!

And it’ll probably be half the price of the base Corvette, even loaded for bear.


26 posted on 01/13/2013 7:05:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: central_va

Big a55, all right. And it *does* look like a Camaro.

27 posted on 01/13/2013 7:13:56 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: central_va

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mharrsch/4857862125/


28 posted on 01/13/2013 7:14:19 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: x1stcav

What’s with the skinny hip hop tires?


29 posted on 01/13/2013 7:14:19 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: central_va

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-arrives-edges-sharpened-235611949.html#photoslightboxdarla=%252Fphotos%252F2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-slideshow%252F2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-photo-897795315.html


30 posted on 01/13/2013 7:19:01 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: central_va
This is the kind of 'vette I want:


31 posted on 01/13/2013 7:19:11 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: central_va

awful


32 posted on 01/13/2013 7:21:32 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: central_va

Just can’t picture Buzz and Todd driving the mother road in this.


33 posted on 01/13/2013 7:21:54 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

OK let me try this again:

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/s.45chGaGcVJpCXpnON6sA—/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD02MDA7cT03OTt3PTM5MQ—/http://l.yimg.com/os/290/2013/01/13/2014-Chevrolet-Corvette-003RZ01-jpg_200419.jpg


34 posted on 01/13/2013 7:22:00 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: central_va
The last few years corvettes have looked good, but I dunno about the 2014. Just not feeling it.

Does obamamotors still build them in Bowling Green?

35 posted on 01/13/2013 7:25:31 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Those ultra-low profile tires do two things: they provide enough room for the huge brake discs without being cartoonishly large, and their sidewalls are so small that the tires flex very little under side loads, giving better handling.

Sports cars have legitimate reasons for using ultra-low-profile tires, unlike those ridiculous hip-hop disasters you mention.


36 posted on 01/13/2013 7:25:31 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: central_va

Looks like a Nissan Z car. High beltline looks like the Wookie FLOTUS.


37 posted on 01/13/2013 7:25:47 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: central_va

That Stingray Concept Car from a few years back was a nice design. Should have gone with that.


38 posted on 01/13/2013 7:25:47 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: PLMerite
I loved the looks of the gullwing Aerovette concept car from the mid 70's...


39 posted on 01/13/2013 7:30:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chrysler also is Obummer Motors, including RAM trucks! No thanks.


40 posted on 01/13/2013 7:30:36 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: central_va

Well, I see they have brought the Aztec design team out of retirement.


41 posted on 01/13/2013 7:33:01 PM PST by technically right
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To: central_va

They cut-and-pasted the ass end of the camaro onto the previous-generation vette to get this. Ridiculous.

They’ve lost one of the main identifying style elements of the vette: the twin *and separated* tail lights. The new ones are nearly identical to the camaro lights. The ridiculous little “quarter window” cheapens the whole car too. Vettes have never had those. And as noted upthread, the high beltline really adds fat to the car. They could have continued the drop in the bodyline along the window, and then they’d have a real place to put that rear air inlet.

Give me a C-3 anyday. Larry Shinoda must be rolling in his grave.


42 posted on 01/13/2013 7:35:15 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: x1stcav

Hey, now wait a minute.

My ‘59 was a thing of beauty!


43 posted on 01/13/2013 7:36:12 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: central_va

Do not like. The Vette has lost it’s character. I’m sure it performs wonderfully, but it looks too much like too many other cars ... Lotus, Nissan/Infinit, etc.


44 posted on 01/13/2013 7:36:59 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: PLMerite

All that car’s missing is for those rims to be original Cragar S/S’s. Awesome.


45 posted on 01/13/2013 7:37:30 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wankel Power!


46 posted on 01/13/2013 7:38:31 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: PLMerite

Also, is the photo reversed, or is that really a RHD ‘Vette?


47 posted on 01/13/2013 7:40:05 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: central_va
Took styling cues from this old concept?


48 posted on 01/13/2013 7:40:28 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Little Pig

Originally, but in ‘76, they replaced the rotary with a V-8.


49 posted on 01/13/2013 7:42:03 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: x1stcav

Government Motors. End of story.


50 posted on 01/13/2013 7:42:03 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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