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    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    never thought grey could look so nice...

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    more

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    and another...

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    yet another

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    ok, I'm not very much of a corvette fan, but that looks certainly very good!! Colour fits perfectly!

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    Nice color. In photos, seems similar to Porsche's Slate Grey.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    I like it. There actually is detail here. The carbon fibre accents, and the stitching on the dash look great.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

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    JoeRockhead said:
    I like it. There actually is detail here. The carbon fibre accents, and the stitching on the dash look great.



    Yes finally looking like someone thought about it for a few minutes, good from the side and back, but the front still need work.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    ZR1 Corvette looks great!

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

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    Yes finally looking like someone thought about it for a few minutes, good from the side and back, but the front still need work.



    When you are going at the ZR1's top track speed of 215 mph, prevention of taking flight has a higher priorty than a possibly more stylish bumper cap !

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    Looks really nice. I love the carbon roof

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    Beautiful car, I like very much the carbon fibre details.

    Brakes are huge.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    Those fender flares make the car look even more aggressive!

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    I am just like Flyer. Not much of a Corvette person myself, but this is the exception. A friend of mine buys each new generation Corvette mentioned he wants one.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    I really like this color. It definitely shows off the lines of the car

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    I like it very nice

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    Awesome! Looks very aggressive.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

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    racerx said:
    Yes finally looking like someone thought about it for a few minutes, good from the side and back, but the front still need work.



    When you are going at the ZR1's top track speed of 215 mph, prevention of taking flight has a higher priorty than a possibly more stylish bumper cap !



    That applies to all cars talked about here, it still needs work up front. I have personally driven very fast, yet numbers like 215 are preposterous and silly.

    I would rather see an attractive front than a claim of such useless and irresponsible speed.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    I can't stand the cutout in the hood. I like glass engine covers in mid engined sports cars like the Gallardo, 360/430 and R8, but going to these lengths to show a not particularly interesting portion of the engine seems both silly and contrived.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

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    racerx said:
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    MKW said:
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    racerx said:
    Yes finally looking like someone thought about it for a few minutes, good from the side and back, but the front still need work.



    When you are going at the ZR1's top track speed of 215 mph, prevention of taking flight has a higher priorty than a possibly more stylish bumper cap !



    That applies to all cars talked about here, it still needs work up front. I have personally driven very fast, yet numbers like 215 are preposterous and silly.

    I would rather see an attractive front than a claim of such useless and irresponsible speed.



    Even on the Autobahn, with today's traffic loads, even the cheapest Porsche Boxster has " useless and irresponsible speed " , so what is your point , whether 215 mph for the ZR1 or 205 mph for the GT2 ?

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    My point is that what makes a car desirable is a mix of design (engineering + looks), build quality + materials, and performance numbers (straight line + road holding and feel).

    So excelling at one, especially one that anyone can duplicate easily, (go mod a subaru for straightline numbers) is not an achievement. Once you get past 170 or even 150 what does it matter?

    Desirability of a car mixes all of the above and when it is doen right the car becomes a classic even if its numbers might be bettered. Porsche has done this a few times, some others have done this, Corvette did this in the mid-60's.

    This particular body style has been out since 83 as an 84 model. It has looked like a wedge of cheese for some 20+ years, now it has some finish and detail. It's interior I am told is better too, so GM is almost at a point of making a world class sports car again. Just a few more years and maybe all the elements will be there.

    You know you are there when you don't feel the need to own the next model year because the numbers are slightly better.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    Note how the front of the GT2 is blunt and purposeful, less styled than the Turbo. Same goes for the ZR1 vs the base Corvette.

    Corvettes have always looked like Corvettes , just as 911s have always looked like 911s - and it will be that way for our grandchildren. Never shall the two change significantly or else 45-55 years of brand loyal owners will be at the respective corporate doors with torches in hand, I'm afraid.

    Re: Pics of the ZR-1 at theDetriot Auto Show

    sign up now...the party is coming to an end, at least its on a very high note

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    roadtrip said:
    sign up now...the party is coming to an end, at least its on a very high note



    Witness the presidential candidates as they predictably grandstand against the " bad 'ol " Detroit automakers even as they are whisked around in their caravans of armored Chevy Suburban SUVs .

     
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