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    I think the sketch is highlighting that area much more than would be seen in 'real life'. Not that much different than current car.

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    Oof, fugly.
     
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    belt lines are way too high on all new cars.
    prefer more glass(ala older bmw’s).
     
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    I think I'd rather have a 308 kit car based on a Fiero!
     
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    #1233 jm2, Feb 23, 2021
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    And in other news:
    From Motor Trend :The C8 Corvette's somewhat fussy styling was already locked and loaded with Michael Simcoe took over as GM design chief. But sources in Detroit say the midcycle redesign Simcoe had originally planned for 2025 has now been put on the back burner as GM pours money into its electric vehicle program.

    However, insiders say an interior redesign aimed at, among other things, fixing the confusing array of buttons and switches cascading down the buttress on the right side of the center console has survived the bean counters. The redesigned interior will reportedly appear on 2023 C8s.

    MotorTrend Says An Interior Redesign Is Coming For The 2023 Corvette
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    We know that when C8 Corvette designers went to work on the mid-engine sportscars’ interior, there were lots of discussions regarding how the cockpit should be driver-focused. We also know that engineers wanted the ability to control the car’s functions not just through the center console display but also through physical buttons on the dash to control various cabin functions. The solution ended up being known by Corvette enthusiasts as the Great Wall of Buttons which serves as the C8’s unique way to access the car’s HVAC controls.


    That design element is probably the most polarizing based on all the reviews we’ve seen, and we think it even was the major reason the C8 Corvette ended up on Bloomberg News list of the worst interiors of the year for 2020.

    Our personal take is that once you get used to the buttons and their functions, it is very intuitive to control the HVAC systems there instead of diving into the touch screen display and having to navigate several screens to get to those controls. But we can’t help but feel a little sorry for passengers who can feel somewhat isolated from the driver on the other side of that downward-sloping row of buttons.

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    Now comes word from MotorTrend’s “MT Confidential” section in their April 2021 issue that suggests a redesign for the Great Wall of Buttons may be in the works for the 2023 Corvette.

    Here is what “MT Confidential” has to say:

    The C8 Corvette’s somewhat fussy styling was already locked and loaded when Michael Simcoe took over at GM Design Chief.

    But sources in Detroit say the mid-cycle re-design Simcoe had originally planned for 2025 has been put on the back burner as GM pours money in its electrical vehicle program. However, inside say an interior redesign aimed at among other things fixing the array of buttons and switches cascading down the buttress on the right side of the center console has survived the bean counters. The redesigned interior will reportedly appear on 2023 C8’s.


    Whether or not an interior redesign is officially underway is something we’ll have to wait and see. Is this something you would like to see Chevy’s interior designers focused on? Let us know in the comments below!


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    About the buttons:

    Yes. Ugly
    Yes. Actually pretty practical.

    I like the toggle switch to change the temperature. You don't need to look down. Its completely intuitive. Much better than going through layers of touch screens.
     
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    I have no issues with the buttons and agree with Bob that they are actually very practical.
    The C8 is pretty much the best selling Corvette they could ever imagine.
    I honestly doubt GM would invest tons of money for an updated interior while the car sales are going crazy.
    I have my doubts about the motor trend story, but who knows.
     
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    Same with the tilted touch screen. Kinda fussy looking but actually practical in everyday use.
     
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    I don’t mind the buttons as arranged- I hate touchscreens. I would love more buttons on all new cars.
     
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    I do think touchscreens are overused but people seem to like them. That's why every car comes with one. Blame Tesla.
     
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    Agree row of buttons looked odd at first but it is so much better than navigating touch screen layers to adjust HVAC. I hated that McLaren gave up on the door mounted units and forced use of distracting touch screen for HVAC adjustments. Really enjoy ability to change fan speed, adjust temps, seat heaters without taking eyes off the road to fool around with finicky touchscreen.


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    Most people who "review" cars try to find "something wrong" because negativity is always more interesting and sometimes controversy brings in more viewers. Also people who review cars rarely drive them more than 20 minutes. They have no understanding of what its like driving day in, day out.

    My first impression of the row of buttons was "ick! What were they thinking?". Now I accept them not because they are attractive (I still think they are not) but because its pretty easy to use them-- which I do.

    Same for the angle of the touchscreen. Its odd -- but it actually works pretty well being angled.
     
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    Looks like they were wise enough to make each button larger than a fingerprint. At least they didn't make them tiny-tiny like you have to put up with on cell phones.
     
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    There is a human factors formula for every type of button interface. 3/4 of an inch is most common for this type.
     
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    https://carbuzz.com/news/revealed-new-2022-corvette-exterior-colors
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    Three are being retired. Here are the replacements.

    It's standard practice for automakers to make packaging adjustments every new model year, and this can include adding and/or eliminating some items. Exterior colors are among the most common changes. Last week we learned Chevrolet will retire three Corvette Stingray exterior colors at the end of the 2021 model year. These include Sebring Orange, Zeus Bronze, and Shadow Gray. Buyers have until April 29 to order the first two and May 27 for the latter.

    And now Corvette Blogger claims it has found General Motor's internal color names and RPO codes for the new 2022 model year replacements colors thanks to - of all places - Chevy's Czech language website.

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    Although European buyers can only purchase a C8 with the 3LT trim package and select colors, us Americans are under no such restrictions. So, without further ado, here are those new colors: Hypersonic Gray Metallic, Caffeine Brown Metallic, and Amplify Orange Tintcoat. As you've probably already noticed, the new colors are more like different tints of the outgoing ones rather than something completely different.

    Hopefully, the Hypersonic Gray Metallic will ape the color of the Dark Silver Corvette C8.R race car. For now, Chevy is not commenting on anything related to the 2022 Corvette, but we expect that information to come by mid-summer.


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    Supposedly, the final day to order a 2021 Corvette in any color or trim is June 17. We don't expect to see any drastic changes for 2022, but 2023 could be a different story. Interior design changes originally planned for 2025 have been moved up to 2023, and they're likely to include a restyled interior layoutthat'll eliminate the series of buttons and switches running down the side of the center console.

    GM's new design chief, Michael Simcoe, is apparently not happy with what his predecessor approved. Some owners have also complained of quality control problems regarding the center console's stitching.

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    To me. Caffeine Brown looks like discontinued Zeus Bronze!

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    Very cool. I am glad the brown is still available. Hoping my situation changes and i can buy a lightly used C8 in a few years.
     
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    Weirdly, the C8 looks kind of super car retro fantastic in the generic black bag covering. Actually like it w/ all the creases and angles smoothed out, even the flat wheels match the "esthetic".
     
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    I'm starting to see a bunch of these in my little corner of the Metromess. Good looking cars but they'll lose their "exotic" status soon enough.
     
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    Here! Here! Keep the Ferrari, get another... a vette in the stable is ok too. The more the better ;)
     

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