Through the past month or two, no vehicle has been more talked about than the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray. And rightfully so, as the Corvette has proudly resided as an American icon for over 60 years now, and the latest in the bloodline stands as perhaps the most radical and outstanding model to-date, from an aesthetic, performance, and technology standpoint.
But therein lies the rub. Just look at the C7. Really, look at it. While it is easily one of the most striking shapes to come out of GM Design since the Cadillac Cien Concept, it’s also downright zany. As if a Ferrari 599 copulated with an F-22 Raptor, sprouted offspring, which in turn got intimate with the product of a Nissan GT-R and the outgoing Corvette C6. And then from that hot car action came the new Stingray. And while everything about the new Stingray’s design serves a purpose, the amount of vents, extractors, inlets, and diffusers is almost too high to count.
Oppositely, the current Porsche 911 has almost none, which may lead to inferior lap times, but at the same time retains a very clean and timeless look, never appearing to over-reach. But does the Stingray? Let’s hear you input in the comments below.