Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby SHIELDS » January 15th, 2013, 4:31 pm

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Here are some in-person shots to counter the renders: http://jalopnik.com/5975849/2014-corvette-stingray-pure-car-porn/gallery/1

It would also appear that, from the driver's seat at least, the 'pinch' detail on the passenger side trim is almost irrelevant thanks to the sweeping form of the controls designed to face the pilot.
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Also, might have to start a new thread about this, but... anyone else see the Cadillac ELR about to enter production!?
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Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby yo » January 15th, 2013, 4:43 pm

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digging it.

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby engio » January 16th, 2013, 2:18 am


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The creases on the hood kinda look like they came from marker streaks on a rendering. I like.

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby ADD » January 16th, 2013, 5:18 am

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with little color change in the interior trim... :D
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Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby username3d » January 16th, 2013, 9:05 am


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SHIELDS wrote:Here are some in-person shots to counter the renders: http://jalopnik.com/5975849/pr0n/gallery/1

It would also appear that, from the driver's seat at least, the 'pinch' detail on the passenger side trim is almost irrelevant thanks to the sweeping form of the controls designed to face the pilot.
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here is the pinch-that's-not-a-pinch from the passenger perspective.

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Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby Cyberdemon » January 16th, 2013, 11:22 am

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That passenger side view makes me not hate the pinch either. As long as you're not sitting in the trunk with a fisheye lens it looks pretty good. Nice placement of the oh-sh*t handle as well. :-)

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby Mr-914 » January 16th, 2013, 12:45 pm

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I feel that the CoreBoards have reached a new level of sophistication when we complain about this weird little detail for 2 pages!
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Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby choto » January 16th, 2013, 4:23 pm

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Haha, ok I formally rescind my complaint about the pinch, it really irked me the fish eye shot but in real life it's definitely not as awkward.

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby ADD » January 16th, 2013, 10:44 pm

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Corvette 2014 , it looks very nicely sculpted/clean design. I think they have refined the logo a bit.. it is a little more dynamic .. like a bird or fighter plane. (the same hint in the design.) They should have been careful as it shares some similarities with others. (Mainly headlight graphics/design)

Cadillac ELR, looks great. I am not pleased with BIG grill & ultra-dynamic wheels. Any simple wheel design can go with that dynamic stance.

And they share a similar wheel arch side indicator ... :wink:

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby Scott Bennett » January 16th, 2013, 11:59 pm

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The gigantic fake grill on that ELR belongs on the skeuomorphism thread. The only real cooling inlet on the front of that car is the little slit below where the front license plate goes. Surely we can come up with something better to differentiate the front of a vehicle than an ersatz external radiator, something that stopped being used on cars in the 1930s. You might as well put a fiberglass horse in front of the thing.

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby ADD » January 17th, 2013, 1:47 am

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In that case, they just lost the opportunity of making sleek looking & advanced vehicle...

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby Robin » January 17th, 2013, 9:28 am


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The gigantic fake grill on that ELR belongs on the skeuomorphism thread. The only real cooling inlet on the front of that car is the little slit below where the front license plate goes. Surely we can come up with something better to differentiate the front of a vehicle than an ersatz external radiator, something that stopped being used on cars in the 1930s. You might as well put a fiberglass horse in front of the thing.


That is a huge pet peeve of mine, and has been a growing trend for the last two decades. How many of the dozens of grills and vents on this new Vette are non-functional? Do they actually cool the taillights? :lol:

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby Cyberdemon » January 17th, 2013, 9:49 am

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Robin wrote:That is a huge pet peeve of mine, and has been a growing trend for the last two decades. How many of the dozens of grills and vents on this new Vette are non-functional? Do they actually cool the taillights? :lol:


Easy on that one - all of those grilles are functional.

The vents on the top of the rear fenders and back bumper are for cooling the transaxle (the Corvette has the transmission located in the back unlike most vehicles) and for the rear brakes.

Unlike most of the vents on a Mustang which are mostly pieces of plastic held on by double stick tape to look cool.

Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby Thornhill » January 17th, 2013, 3:12 pm


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Nice proportions, but a little too much surfacing for my tastes. Appears to contain an abundance of today's design trends (cliches), that places a definite time stamp on its creation.
A bit like the Nickleback of car designs; mediocre and boring to some, greatest evar to many others. I'm sure it will sell well...

Though the rear could use moar cowbell.
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Re: 2014 Corvette

Postby Scott Bennett » January 17th, 2013, 5:37 pm

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Cyberdemon wrote:
Easy on that one - all of those grilles are functional.

The vents on the top of the rear fenders and back bumper are for cooling the transaxle (the Corvette has the transmission located in the back unlike most vehicles) and for the rear brakes.


From the CFD images in that gallery, it looked more like they were routing the rear fender vent through to the taillight vent, presumably to cut a little drag (dumping some high pressure air into the low pressure wake). If they are actually going to the brakes and the transaxle, then they are more "functional" than functional. Rear brakes don't need cooling on a road car. In the unlikely event the transaxle needed cooling, you'd use an oil cooler, since blowing air over the case isn't going to do much. Regardless of whether these vents actually direct air anywhere, they are for looks more than anything else.

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