GM searching beyond US for next Corvette design

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  1. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I could swear I remember the '05 Mustang being designed by (or at least some major contribution to the design was from) an Asian design firm or student or something...part of a contest or something?
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    To clarify, apparently the guy's name was Hau Thai-Tang; he was a Saigon native before coming to the US and earning his engineering degree. The motor trend article makes him out to sound like the primary designer of the '05 Mustang, Wikipedia has him sharing the credit with a gentleman named Sid Ramnarace from Canada.

    Hau Thai-Tang - Interview - Motor Trend

    Boy oh boy, why did I post this? I guess it was to indicate that American muscle car designers are cognizant of the fact that people outside of America like muscle cars, and are willing to accept outside feedback/influences on designing their next asphalt-eater.
     
  5. Ace Convoy

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    Yup

    I guess how us Americans enjoy the Imports of Europe and Asia
    (as a BMW/Mini, Scion/Toyota ,Mitsubishi ,and Subaru fan myself)

    Although there are prolly premiums to suffer I believe they enjoy them as much as we enjoy them
     
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    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    They should just put the Stingray concept into production. Don't they realise what they're sitting on?

    They should have more confidence in their own design.

    If Corvette sales declined 48% in 2009, I would venture that it might have something to do with customers seeing the slick new Stingray concept and deciding to wait for it. When you release images of something like that, it makes current models look tired and dated in comparison.
     
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    well if that was the case the stingray would be in production now cause it was a design proposal for the current C6 but the Camaro wears a few cues from the stingray
     
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    fuck a new corvette, GIVE ME THE DAMN STINGRAY!!!!!!!!!

    only car i find more beautiful than the 2010 camaro

    f'in hate the new mustang and corvette
     
  9. Ace Convoy

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    ...ok...then dont buy one

    Btw the Stingray is a Corvette
     
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    - well that's assuming they know what they're doing. I wouldn't be so generous.
     
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    oy well if it helps Gm did say the C7 will sport some Stingray cues a few months back
     
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    you act like i am stupid, i won't buy the new corvette, and btw, i mean don't design one, you got a perfect design already (aka the sting ray)
     
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    well this article is more recent and makes it sounds like they're rethinking the look. Going back to the drawing board, so to speak. If they just wanted to take the Stingray concept and water it down for the needs of production, there'd be no need to seek outside help.

    Here's what I think: It takes serious balls to make big expensive decisions like this. It's always going to be a gamble. Because they don't trust their own judgement, executives will often conduct research and study demographics, so that if they fail, they can at least point to the studies to make it look like they were being responsible.

    But this can lead to a wishy-washy decision-making process, with wishy-washy results. It's no substitute for real vision.
     
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    but the Stingray spawned the Camaro and the current corvette so it's already been used.
     
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    The Camaro came from the Stingray?

    ... Bumblebee is Sideswipes son?
     
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    it used both classic Camaro and the stingrays design language
     

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