looks like any other cookie cutter design out there today. gm really missed the mark in my opinion with the g8-gto. sure these cars have great power and performance but what ho-hum designing. why not get into more of the retro look. if these new chevy's make it into production, i predict the same fate.
 
Few probably know it but a 4 seat Corvette was proposed for the new C2 platform in 1963. I've seen pictures of a clay model that Chevy produced. :confused:
 
What happened to the retro Nomad concept? Would have been an awesome ride and great styling in my opinion. Throw an LS driveline in it with independent rear suspension and you've got a 2 door with enough room to haul the family, all your stuff and with great performance. I'm certainly not a qualified designer of winning concept designs but I just can't see the drawback here. Look how many ugly egg shaped 300s , magnums and chargers are on the road.
 
While Corvette sales are up a couple hundred a month in the last half of 2012, it is no where near the 3000+ a month that they used to sell. If GM can't get sales improved in a big way, they may be forced to to come out with something like a four door version to better utilize the plant. You are not going to keep a plant running with production numbers less that 12K a year. A few years ago there were people in GM talking of canning the Corvette when it was selling three times that number. It would be a shame to lose the Corvette, but if something isn't done, I'm afraid it will disappear. The Camaro certainly can't fill its boots. Chevrolet Corvette Sales Figures - GOOD CAR BAD CAR
 
What happened to the retro Nomad concept? Would have been an awesome ride and great styling in my opinion. Throw an LS driveline in it with independent rear suspension and you've got a 2 door with enough room to haul the family, all your stuff and with great performance. I'm certainly not a qualified designer of winning concept designs but I just can't see the drawback here. Look how many ugly egg shaped 300s , magnums and chargers are on the road.

Never heard of this idea, but would welcome it with open arms. Nomads were awesome, unique, and--dare I say--useful.

The 4-door Corvette would alienate a lot of the owners and strip the identity of its roots IMO. Corvettes have a great brand, and there's no reason to be messing with it. Offer a 4-door Camaro first............:nono:
 
What happened to the retro Nomad concept?

There's nothing new under the sun. ;)

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Three of the four were never built.

The 2004 Nomad concept was based on the Kappa platform which died when the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky disappeared.
 
If GM wants performance 4 door sedans, they have it with the Cadillacs. Those 4 door concepts are pretty boring and already look like they are 20 year old vehicles. Borrrrring! Why is Chev not pushing the design envelope? All their designs look outdated by the time they go on sale. 4 door Corvette? Sure, I don't care as long as they keep the 2 door version but at least make it cutting edge and kick ass looking. I thought the 4 door Jeep was a stupid idea until I saw a few of them and they look like the old Land Cruisers so maybe a 4 door Vette could be cool too if done right....but I have little faith of that.
 
A little dirt nap?:rofl:

I was grumpy with that post and sometimes just want to see what kind of a reaction follows to an odd post. I was just thinking that if they offered a 4 door Vette, that would make a good winter car!...but really, if I could afford it, I would get a CTS-V as my "other" car. Those are some awesome cars!
 
Perhaps GM could turn the GMC line into a Corvette line instead of just being a duplicate to compete with the Chevrolet trucks. It would still be basically Chevy truck under the skin but all the appointments could be upgraded to reflect the Corvette upscale line that would be represented. More horsepower too. Something to compete with the Porsche Cayenne and the like. GM already got rid of Pontiac, Saturn and Oldsmobile so I doubt that they need any more lines to compete with each other.
 
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