I like what they've done with the C7. The C5 was a breakthrough for the Corvette - the first time it was a really, really good car; but the C6 to me was a half-generation warmover. This is a new car.
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I drive cars, I don't look at them. After racing the C4 (mine was a '89 Z51), you often had to take a couple of hard laps in the parking lot opposite course direction to untwist the frame enough to fit the targa top back in. C3s have to be lifted with care to not bend permanently and damage the body. My C4 - bone stock but for revalved shocks - had a total electrical failure at 40 mph driving to work. Engine, dash, electrics, door locks - whole car just went dark. Same car had mushy brakes because the entire firewall, to which the MC was attached, flexed so much when you stood on the brake pedal. And the accelerator itself would break, jamming the throttle open (mine) or losing all power ( most). happened to enough local cars that a machinist friend made up aluminum replacements. Now to me, a sports car with brake, gas, ignition, and frame issues needs more work.for the time, I woulda called a C2 or an early C3 a "really, really good car" as well.
the C2 in particular.
the C3 went downhill during the "plastic bumper" years, and the C4 tried, but failed in it's revolution of the brand on most points. the LT1 was an OK mill but not powerful (better than the L98....yeesh) and the digital everything wasn't well received...
the HUD was goddamned cool though.
so yeah, besides the C4 being that awkward middle child, and the C3 being that one who gets ugly and lazy during adolescence, the Vette has been an pretty good car all round.
But hell, I'm a viper fan, what do I know?
Oh, I know they fucked up the rear end and front grille on this one really bad...I know that.
There are a number of pros and cons for me in the appearance, but I haven't really liked the looks of any since the 1972 model. I thought my C5 looked like a melted coke bottle. :shrug Like I said, I drive 'em, I don't look at 'em.I love everything about it. The round tail lights were getting long in the tooth. I like the new ones.
450hp/450tq 0-60 under 4sec. for base model. Not too shabby.
they KIND OF tried that with the Grand Sport.I wish they would do a better take on the 70s sting ray. Those cars were a bit anemic but Cameb they were hands down the sexiest. I really dislike the wide flat look of the new modern ones. Although this is one of the better updates visually it seems.
And no I don't drive them I just like looking at them. Lmao.