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    Still don't like the C8?

    See how similar it is to the C7:

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    If all you saw was the front part of the Corvette C8, the part in front of the front axle, you’d immediately know it was a Corvette, and you’d not know where its engine was located. Chevy designers did a pretty good job to not only evolve the familiar design but in integrating it with the car’s radically new proportions.

    Sure, the hood is flatter and it dips quite low in the center, where on the C7 there’s a power bulge to accommodate the engine, but there’s a clear visual link between the two cars. And, it’s not like they’re the same - the aren’t. The C8 has considerably wider headlights than the C7 and their general shape is actually closer to that of the Corvette C6 from two generations ago. The actual design inside the cluster is different, but the outline is definitely similar, and it accentuates the car’s width.

    Basically, the C8 and C7 front fascias are fairly similar and they share many familiar styling cues. Granted, the 2020 Stingray is quite a bit wider than the 2019 model (the C8 measures 76.1-inches in width, 2.2-inches wider than the C7), and combined with the lack of the power bulge in between the headlights, there is a distinct whiff of supercar about it that’s lacking when you look at the C7’s front end. For reference, one of the Corvette’s (albeit much more expensive) rivals, the Ferrari 488 GTB, is 0.8 inches wider, so there’s not a lot of difference in width between the two.
    Go to the site linked above for more. You can slide the center divider on the photo back and forth. They have a number of other similar photos, too, such as:

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    The C7 must be a euro, note the headlamp washer
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    Well the C7 is pretty Slick!! I like the C8 but it has not grown in me nuff yet
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    We like it a lot. Surprisingly great looking design. Sometimes the C8 even looks like a Ferrari. It looks like the 2020 Corvette is going to reach the dealerships sooner than we think, reports Torque News Corvette reporter Justin Nohe from the Horsepower Obsessed Youtube channel.
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    I don't agree at all. The C8 is beautiful but it doesn't resemble a C7 in any way shape or form. They shouldn't call it a Stingray.





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    Anneman, it is like they say about art: beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. In this case, as was with the C7 vs C6, appreciation and desire to own one, varies across the continuum.
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    All Corvette Stingrays have a distinctive look. Call it a Corvette Tomcat or Bobcat but not a Stringray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anneman View Post
    I don't agree at all. The C8 is beautiful but it doesn't resemble a C7 in any way shape or form. They shouldn't call it a Stingray.





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    The C8's front pointy nose and the double-bubble roof still resemble the C7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anneman View Post
    I don't agree at all. The C8 is beautiful but it doesn't resemble a C7 in any way shape or form. They shouldn't call it a Stingray.
    I think it looks like a C7 to the degree the C7 looks like a C6, and the C6 the C5. They all have similar Corvette design cues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anneman View Post
    All Corvette Stingrays have a distinctive look. Call it a Corvette Tomcat or Bobcat but not a Stringray.
    So the C7 shouldn't have been called a Stingray either, because it doesn't look like a C2? With the arched fenders, I think the C8 looks more like a C2 than the C7 does.
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    I am still undecided on the look of the C8. In some photos it looks good but in others not so much. Really need to see one in real life I guess.
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    If the C7 and C8 were people, they clearly would be brothers or sisters.
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