Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Car Pr0n #17

In light of yesterday's awful news regarding the collapse at the Corvette museum, a Corvette is today's car pic:

That's the newest iteration of the Corvette, the C7 Stingray. It's a pretty radical departure from the previous versions - the C6 and C5 were nearly indistinguishable from one another, and even the transition from C4 to C5 was pretty mild. This is about as radical a switch as from the first generation to the second, or the second to the third, where the 'Vette got a major overhaul rather than a simple reskin.

It's the first Corvette to wear the Stingray name since 1976, and this one looks like it ought to measure up to its predecessor. With a 600+ HP supercharged V8 in the Z06 version, the C7 ought to be able to hold its own against the world's supercars. Government Motors apparently knows better than to mess with a winning - and lucrative - formula.

I do have to admit, that's one slick looking car.

That is all.


Dave H said...

Nice. I always did prefer the rounder lines.

ejecto said...

Yes, the C5 and C6 were almost the same car in essence.
However, the transition from the C4 to C5 was huge. The C5 was the first Corvette to get a rear transaxle, aluminum engine block, the LS V-8, and much more. The book "All Corvettes Are Red" documents the creation of the C5 over many years and illustrates what an amazing and revolutionary car it was. Even today, a car that is capable of both 170 MPH and 30 MPG is noteworthy. Mine saved my life when a school bus hit the drivers side at 50+. The C7 is impressive, and gives me hope for the future of automobiles in general.

Dean Carder said...

I see a lot of the new Camaro in this Corvette. Shame.