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The 599 does not look like a Corvette...the Vette looks like a 456 and a 575

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Cavallini, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Cavallini

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    #1 Cavallini, Feb 7, 2006
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    Ladies and gentlemen, please remember that GM has been following and imitating Ferrari for at least 40 years. One of their design chiefs owned a few Ferraris and openly admitted that when he had a design challenge he would hop in his Ferrari, take a drive and the solution would magically appear to him.

    To prove my point, please observe the following photos. The front lights are from teh 575/550, the side vent and the rear tailights are from the 456, the front intakes are from the 550, and I'm sure there's more. To Chevrolet's credit, they performed a tasteful emulation.

    Let's put this Ferrari-copying-Corvette foolishness to bed. Personally, I wish Corvette would emulate their own beautiful history from the 50s and 60s. The Stingray is one of the all-time beauties, as beautiful as any Ferrari.


    Forza,


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  3. RP

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    Good analysis.
     
  4. SSNISTR

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    I agree with you, I see VERY little C6 in the 599 GTB. BUT remember people will always say this looks like that, and that looks like this!

    A car is after all a CAR. There will be some design elements that will be shared.
     
  5. Ferrari348turbo

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    Not a big deal.... it all part of being on top


    Besides GM has enough problems already they might not be around long....

    thats a joke:)

    for those of you who want to quote....:)
     
  6. andrewg

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    and the 550 looked like a Toyota Supra..........
     
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  8. SSNISTR

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    God I remember that going around....crazy.
     
  9. opus10583

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    ...So *those* would be the infamous "rosso-tinted" glasses?
     
  10. Scuderia_Ferrari

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    WHAT??! The 550 has NOTHING in common (at least as far as I think) with the 550. Who in theyre right mind would think they look anything alike?
     
  11. switchcars

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    #9 switchcars, Feb 7, 2006
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    Not sure I follow either resemblance....the only time I've thought the Vette looks like an Fcar is seeing one in my rearview mirror from the hood up, I thought it looked like a 360.
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  13. Koby

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    Layout and configuration determines 90% of the look.
     
  14. DeSoto

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    Well, many people said that the Daytona imitated the American muscle-cars. And maybe it´s true. But I don´t care.
     
  15. Ferrari330P4

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    And the 355 ripped off the toyota MR2...
     
  16. Jsuit

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    To me the 550 looks just like the 550 :)
     
  17. 15hn

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    You may well be correct however that doesnt make the 599 look any better and lets be honest it is a bit of a dissapointment.
     
  18. Doug H

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    #15 Doug H, Feb 7, 2006
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  19. SSNISTR

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    Not to me, and without actually seeing one nobody can really say that now can they....
     
  20. Vitamin_J

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    We have the same issue on the Viper board. Many complain that the Z06 looks like the SRT-10 and vice versa. I think that Chevy has had a few plus years to duplicate the design.

    The new Chevy is a great car. It doesn't mean it belongs in the class of 575.
     
  21. 15hn

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    Well I will see it on Thursday as will others and shall report back.
     
  22. SSNISTR

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    Oh? Wow, how is that????
     
  23. Koby

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    Clearly an imitation of the c5 Vette, wait.....

    What's the point. If you think any of these car look the same you are not a car guy. My grandma doesn't know the difference, I seriously hope we all do.
     
  24. Gary48

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    Filling up my 550 and a guy asks, is that the new Corvette.
     
  25. Caghan

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    Agree with respect...

    The front is look like 360
     
  26. Tahoe Guy

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    It can be comical to hear how unknowledgeable people can be about exotics.

    It just shows that many people don't know what they are seeing. Actually it reminds me of a couple of years ago when Aston previewed the Aston DBAR1 Zagato. Since the Z logo is on the side of the car many people thought it was a new Nissan!! Sure Nissan is going to display a car at the Aston booth :). Go figure!

    Alexander
     
  27. Doug H

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    Haha, everything is a Lambo around here. 9 out of 10 people asked if my 355 was a Lambo and most ask if my CS is a Lambo. Obviously, only people without a clue are having to ask in the first place.
     
  28. Cavallini

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    #25 Cavallini, Feb 7, 2006
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    Very true. But try this one. Ignore the hood intake of course.
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