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    Corvette C8 Rear Possibly Leaked



    Terrible Pic but that's bad!
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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!



    So it looks like a Camaro with some vents in the bumper corners?

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Pretty much! Going to wait for the full reveal but this has me not excited!

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Quote Originally Posted by rmc523 View Post


    So it looks like a Camaro with some vents in the bumper corners?
    It has a familial similarity just like other car manufacturers use, and that picture is taken from a weird vantage point with the car clearly pointing downward, which is why you can barely see the hatch. The flare from the camera flash isn’t helping matters either.

    I’m sure it will look very attractive when it is revealed, so I’m reserving full judgement until Chevrolet releases more flattering pictures in 10 days. This looks like suspiciously like another GM staged leak. Shock, horror it’s awful! And then next week...Wow that’s pretty sweet.

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Distorted and a bad angle.

    This rendering is pretty close. Looks much better when you can see the rest of the car.
    https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...gress-140.html


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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    It has a familial similarity just like other car manufacturers use, and that picture is taken from a weird vantage point with the car clearly pointing downward, which is why you can barely see the hatch. The flare from the camera flash isn’t helping matters either.

    I’m sure it will look very attractive when it is revealed, so I’m reserving full judgement until Chevrolet releases more flattering pictures in 10 days. This looks like suspiciously like another GM staged leak. Shock, horror it’s awful! And then next week...Wow that’s pretty sweet.
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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Due to the way the photo was taken, there are lots of weird things going on, especially on the very right side of the picture. It looks like we are seeing a little bit of the side DLO, but we should also see more of the flank of the car, but there is a fuzzy yellow element blocking that area. It’s probably the stanchion holding up the yellow chain. If I cover up that little DLO area (as it is very distracting) and focus on the other 90% it actually looks pretty good.

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    Distorted and a bad angle.

    This rendering is pretty close. Looks much better when you can see the rest of the car.
    https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...gress-140.html

    It really doesn't, but to each his own.

    To me, it doesn't look like it belongs on the car - like they just grafted another vehicle's rear onto this car.

    I'll of course wait for final judgment until we see it revealed, but I'm not impressed so far.
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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    Distorted and a bad angle.

    This rendering is pretty close. Looks much better when you can see the rest of the car.
    https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...gress-140.html


    That side scoop on the rendering is totally wrong, (all of the renders have this element wrong, imo)but I get your point.

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Heck, I like it. With the lighting elements lit up it looks damn good too. Just something we've never seen on the Corvette and we will have to get used to it.

    The spoiler looks really funky with it being so thin though.

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Saw this earlier this morning, and my only thoughts were . No lighting or camera angles can fit this mess of confusion. I'll reserve final judgement till the reveal, but I've always thought of the Vette as a car that is badass, yet can be sexy in the right configuration. This car looks like a 13 year old boy went wild with drawing out his "dream car". And those taillights... I've never heard anyone say they loved the taillights on the C7 or C6 Camaro. I think it's really going to lose the loyalists who have bought new Corvettes every few years. I think it would be fine as an additional model, but to completely replace an iconic and loved format seems nuts to me. It'll perform very well on the track, I can guarantee that, but the Vette owners I know drag race their Vettes... I don't know of any that actually hit the road courses with them.

    To think that we had this perfect design just a few years ago, and now we're at the above....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastrehotrods View Post
    Saw this earlier this morning, and my only thoughts were . No lighting or camera angles can fit this mess of confusion. I'll reserve final judgement till the reveal, but I've always thought of the Vette as a car that is badass, yet can be sexy in the right configuration. This car looks like a 13 year old boy went wild with drawing out his "dream car". And those taillights... I've never heard anyone say they loved the taillights on the C7 or C6 Camaro. I think it's really going to lose the loyalists who have bought new Corvettes every few years. I think it would be fine as an additional model, but to completely replace an iconic and loved format seems nuts to me. It'll perform very well on the track, I can guarantee that, but the Vette owners I know drag race their Vettes... I don't know of any that actually hit the road courses with them.

    To think that we had this perfect design just a few years ago, and now we're at the above....

    I never liked the circle lights on the C6. Just really didnt. They needed something new for it to really pop and kind of went really boring on the rear end of the C6. By far the weakest design element on the car.

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    I never liked the circle lights on the C6. Just really didnt. They needed something new for it to really pop and kind of went really boring on the rear end of the C6. By far the weakest design element on the car.
    Agree with you. I was more than ready for the move away from the old round lights, a move that some people will never forgive. It was time for a change. I think the C7 is just brilliant.

    That first picture quality is just poor and taken at a weird angle. I think it will look good when revealed.

    I am disappointed that the old story that C7 and C8 would be produced together turned out not to be true. I think the C7 could have lived on, maybe with an MCE. But if memory serves, was the original thought that the mid-engine C8 would be far more expensive? Isn't it supposed to only bump up about $5K?
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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Heck, I like it. With the lighting elements lit up it looks damn good too. Just something we've never seen on the Corvette and we will have to get used to it.

    The spoiler looks really funky with it being so thin though.
    It’s probably thin looking due to the angle of the picture, and the flash of the camera.

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    Re: Corvette C8 Rear undisguised!

    Quote Originally Posted by fastrehotrods View Post
    Saw this earlier this morning, and my only thoughts were . No lighting or camera angles can fit this mess of confusion. I'll reserve final judgement till the reveal, but I've always thought of the Vette as a car that is badass, yet can be sexy in the right configuration. This car looks like a 13 year old boy went wild with drawing out his "dream car". And those taillights... I've never heard anyone say they loved the taillights on the C7 or C6 Camaro. I think it's really going to lose the loyalists who have bought new Corvettes every few years. I think it would be fine as an additional model, but to completely replace an iconic and loved format seems nuts to me. It'll perform very well on the track, I can guarantee that, but the Vette owners I know drag race their Vettes... I don't know of any that actually hit the road courses with them.

    To think that we had this perfect design just a few years ago, and now we're at the above....

    I love the C6, especially the rear, but going in a totally different direction didn’t seem to hurt the C7, and now years on from the launch, it looks fine to most observers. No doubt the same will hold true for the C8. The shock of the new takes time for most people to digest and process.

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