Corvette C6s Spied Testing on Nurburgring.

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    Getting closer: Corvette C6 spotted testing on Germany’s Nurburgring

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    By AUTOWEEK
    (08:30 Oct. 20, 2003)

    When last we spied Chevrolet’s sixth-generation Corvette, the photographs told us the 2005 model C6 arriving in fall 2004 would be fairly similar to the current model, with a few notable exceptions.

    These shots, taken as General Motors engineers began the C6’s performance shakedown on Germany’s Nurburgring, confirm what we said then and add some more of the picture. As we reported, the next Vette will eschew hideaway headlamps for the first time since they were introduced on the 1963 Stingray, instead opting for more aerodynamic fixed position projector beam pods.

    We also note a sharper edge along the C6’s front fenders than previously seen, along with a creased center roofline that hints at a racy double-bubble effect. Look for the production Corvette’s debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

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    Might not turn out as ugly as I expected. :wiggle:
     
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    I like the sharper edges, and those pics make it look better than earlier ones. the ass is still a little tall though.
     
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    looks like the c5 with the 99+mustangs hard edges...
     
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    I like the headlights and hood
     
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    08:30 Oct. 20, 2003

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  9. iZero

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    I guess we'll have to wait for the Corvette designers to find a new car they want to emulate if we want to see a signifigantly different looking Corvette.
     
  10. Early Apex

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    Very nice. From what I can see, looks more evolutionary than revolutionary. I can't believe the C5 is seven years old already, I think it still looks fresh and sleek.
     
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    id kill for those rims..

    mmmm those rims on my typhoon.... mmmmmmm so nice
     
  12. red^star

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    I hate how they're calling it the C6.... I know it's in order but it sounds like "seasick."
     
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    I *REALLY* don't like the creased roofline - hopefully it will look better in person, but I doubt it will. The viper pulls it off, but with a MUCH softer fold - that's way too sharp, IMHO.
     
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    They will be body colored on the inside like the Ferrari 360 Modena ;)
     
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    holy fuck!

    my buddy has a hotel over the big ring last night and tonite... hes over there with his wife who is doing some work in Stugart... Im sure hes been drinking wine, watching the C6 run laps :cool:

    hes also going to the porsche factory tour :cool:
     
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    Hidden door handles too, XLR style. :cool:
     
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    Yup. Exact same system ;)
     
  20. Early Apex

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    I think the Corvette is the one car that has never been ugly. For 50 years now, Vettes have always been purposeful, good-looking (if not always gorgeous...3rd generation?) cars that seem to get better-looking with age.
     
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  22. DefBringer

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    very nice but I thought they were going to try to make the ass a little bit smaller on this one?
     
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  24. iZero

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    Some years the C1 was downright ugly.
     
  25. Early Apex

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    Examples?
     

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