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    Without going into specifics, I have two details that I thought i’d share. First, for those of you worried that this new rear mid engine design will make this car unrecognizable as a corvette, you are wrong. Nothing to worry about, the car still screems corvette. When you see it naked, you’ll think “corvette.” It even pays homage to prior generations in two ways: the top curvature of the rear fender are VERY C2-like and the curvature of the front fenders is C3-like (although not as pronounced up front). Traditionalists will be happy.

    Also, the side scoop form curves right into the ground effect. The ground effect curves into the body and connects where the scoop curve ends. (If my description makes any sense at all). I don’t know how else to explain it. Viewed in profile, it looks like the side scoop flows right into the ground effect in one continuous motion.
    Last edited by C8UR911; 05-18-2019, 08:43 PM.

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    Sounds good. Thanks

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      Good to hear.

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        FrankLP, please PM me (been trying to reach you). Thanks.
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          C8UR911. Thank you very much for these details. Your descriptions make complete sense — easy to follow IMO. A continuous curve scoop, whose bottom front edge merges into the aide skirt/ground effect.

          While I was not concerned it looks like a Corvette, glad that you are thinking that too. To reinforce your primary fender “echoing comments,” here’s a couple of fender pictures that might be helpful.

          Starting with the C2’s rear fender (thanks to CorvettesOnLine):

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          And now the C3’s front fender (thanks to Hemings):

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          I like both of them very much. Thanks so much C8UR911!
          Last edited by John; 05-18-2019, 09:59 PM.
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            Originally posted by C8UR911 View Post
            Without going into specifics, I have two details that I thought i’d share. First, for those of you worried that this new rear mid engine design will make this car unrecognizable as a corvette, you are wrong. Nothing to worry about, the car still screems corvette. When you see it naked, you’ll think “corvette.” It even pays homage to prior generations in two ways: the top curvature of the rear fender are VERY C2-like and the curvature of the front fenders is C3-like (although not as pronounced up front). Traditionalists will be happy.

            Also, the side scoop form curves right into the ground effect. The ground effect curves into the body and connects where the scoop curve ends. (If my description makes any sense at all). I don’t know how else to explain it. Viewed in profile, it looks like the side scoop flows right into the ground effect in one continuous motion.
            Thank you C8UR911.

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              Described before as the shape of a gen 5 Viper scoop with the bottom of the scoop meeting the ground effect area. Thumbs up C8UR911.

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              Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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                Originally posted by John View Post

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                Note the body line in this C2 profile pic that runs across the entire car positioned just above the front and rear wheel-wells. The C8 rear fender has a similar design element. There is a prominent line that starts towards the top of the side scoop and ends at the tip of the tail light element that extends into the rear fender. The line is bold. Strong. Not faint.

                No such line on the front fender but their are two prominent lines that run parallel across the door. The top line on the door is level with the line that runs across the rear quarter to the taillight. They don't connect because the scoop opens there but they are on the same level. The bottom line fades away as it approaches the bottom of the front fender. Bottomline, (what I am trying to say) is the line that runs across the rear quarter creates a VERY C2-like design element as that line helps accentuate the rear fender curvature.
                Last edited by C8UR911; 05-19-2019, 08:31 AM.

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                  Originally posted by C8UR911 View Post
                  Without going into specifics, I have two details that I thought i’d share. First, for those of you worried that this new rear mid engine design will make this car unrecognizable as a corvette, you are wrong. Nothing to worry about, the car still screems corvette. When you see it naked, you’ll think “corvette.” It even pays homage to prior generations in two ways: the top curvature of the rear fender are VERY C2-like and the curvature of the front fenders is C3-like (although not as pronounced up front). Traditionalists will be happy.

                  Also, the side scoop form curves right into the ground effect. The ground effect curves into the body and connects where the scoop curve ends. (If my description makes any sense at all). I don’t know how else to explain it. Viewed in profile, it looks like the side scoop flows right into the ground effect in one continuous motion.
                  Have you actually seen the car? In your first post, you said you info was coming from someone else who had seen it, but now you sound like your talking first hand info.
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                    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                    Have you actually seen the car? In your first post, you said you info was coming from someone else who had seen it, but now you sound like your talking first hand info.
                    I cannot comment on your question other than to say I cannot comment.

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                        Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
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                        The Corvair was rear-engined. Always liked it
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                          Originally posted by C8UR911 View Post

                          Note the body line in this C2 profile pic that runs across the entire car positioned just above the front and rear wheel-wells. The C8 rear fender has a similar design element. There is a prominent line that starts towards the top of the side scoop and ends at the tip of the tail light element that extends into the rear fender. The line is bold. Strong. Not faint.

                          No such line on the front fender but their are two prominent lines that run parallel across the door. The top line on the door is level with the line that runs across the rear quarter to the taillight. They don't connect because the scoop opens there but they are on the same level. The bottom line fades away as it approaches the bottom of the front fender. Bottomline, (what I am trying to say) is the line that runs across the rear quarter creates a VERY C2-like design element as that line helps accentuate the rear fender curvature.
                          Exciting!!!
                          Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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