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Old 07-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #11
gpshumway
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Originally Posted by HipToBeSquare View Post
Disappointing.

Looks like a C7 as a C6 facelift.
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Originally Posted by left footed whooten View Post
Still hard to tell, but I agree, it does look to be more of a facelift. Hopefully Im wrong, but seems lukewarm from these terrible 'photos'. Come on Chevy, COMPETE for crying out loud, you can do it, its a flagship, go big!
The same could be said of every new generation of Porsche 911 since the 1960s. To answer the "why would a C6 owner upgrade?" question, the answer for a person who cares mostly about driving the car is "they wouldn't" but many of the people who buy these cars buy them to tell the world that they can afford a new Corvette (or Porsche), not because the new car is the better buy from a value perspective.

It doesn't need to be a quantum upgrade on the last generation, just regular, consistent evolution over time. Porsche taught us that about sports cars and Honda and Toyota taught us that about every other kind of car. I'm reminded of the C&D line about the ~2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, something like "evolving at it's own pace" implying that stagnation was a recipe for extinction. Pretty prescient in retrospect. GM finally learns that lesson and you guys want every new generation of Corvette to be like the difference between the C4 and C5. The C4 was in production for 12 years!

That said, it could very well be a quantum upgrade on the C6 and none of the relevant upgrades would show up in these pictures. Make your own top ten list of desired upgrades to the 'Vette, would any of them show up in renderings? None of mine would.
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