I thought I knew everything knowable about Corvettes in high school. In College my speech class got the pleasure of hearing all about Corvettes for every single speech I gave. I didn't need any research on the subject, which freed up more time for chasing girls in my Camaro. Strangely, although there have been several in the family, Ive never personally owned one. I thought the C7 might be the one.
As a very famous blogger on automobilia I know you all want my first impression on the new C7. So here it is:
The taillights on the new C7 Stingray stink.
Instead of harkening back to any number of preceding Stingrays, Chevrolet has harkened back to the the latest Chevy Camaro. What they heck?
|Can you guess which headlight design I am talking about?|
Then you are now an automotive design engineer. Congrats.
Inspiration can only flow down the product line, not up, customers who pay for the flagship can feel short changed. Exceptions exist, of course, but lets save those for the minnows and not the Stingray. Never take your inspiration for your flagship from a cheaper car in your stable.
a quick note to any Chevy execs out there. Send either C6 below and I'll take down this blog. I'll take the optional Corvette museum delivery please.
|ZR1 is my favorite color. |
Track star, investment and sex god.
New generations are exciting but from an investment perspective they are not always resale winners. Typically as any generation matures, improvements come and discovered shortcomings are resolved. If you've got limited funds and want long lasting satisfaction, I'd suggest buying the end of any generation and have the buz over the newer model help your bottom line. Typically the coolest of any particular run, these swan song models have many incentive designs to boost end of the generation sales. Currently they include the ZR1 and 427 Convertible. The ZR1 is technically my favorite since it's the only supercharged Corvette, but the 427 Convertible is essentially a ZO6 convertible, and being a drop top it would serve best as the weekend trip machine i'm inclined to enjoy with my wife. I'm actually thankful I don't have to decide.
|60th anniv, 427 Convertible.|
Probably the most fun you can have on the road.
All the sexy curves of the ZO6 in a rag top.