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Chevy has definitely carried over styling cues from the original Sting Ray that make the car instantly recognizable as a Corvette.





Automobile aerodynamics have come a long way in the last 40 years.
One of the issues with the original design is that at high speeds there was a lot of lift at the front end which made them very unstable.
The Grand Sport racing only models were notorious for this.

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Chevy has definitely carried over styling cues from the original Sting Ray that make the car instantly recognizable as a Corvette.




I'm trying really hard to see the commonalities, even squinting and tilting my head at a 45 degree angle, still don't get it.

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There are always going to be exceptions, including the pictures posted showing the new entry level Mercedes with black wheels and silver rims, and similar to what's on my GTS. Copying is a form of flattery. Porsche has been doing black wheels with silver rims for decades.

The Lime Rock Edition of the M3 is at the top of the 3 Series food chain. The poster who does not like Corvettes and the black wheels is at the bottom with an entry level 3 Series.
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I'm trying really hard to see the commonalities, even squinting and tilting my head at a 45 degree angle, still don't get it.

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Don't try so hard. Think about your 328i, it has all the commonalities as the other 328s, despite the unique L328i label.
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There are always going to be exceptions, including the pictures posted showing the new entry level Mercedes with black wheels and silver rims, and similar to what's on my GTS. Copying is a form of flattery. Porsche has been doing black wheels with silver rims for decades.

The Lime Rock Edition of the M3 is at the top of the 3 Series food chain. The poster who does not like Corvettes and the black wheels is at the bottom with an entry level 3 Series.
I took that picture of the Lime Rock Edition M3 (it belongs to a Club member) at Lime Rock last October during the Northeast Fall Foliage Run.

This picture of another member's car (with black rims) was taken at the Lime Rock Club Winter Autocross that was held last Saturday,

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I took that picture of the Lime Rock Edition M3 (it belongs to a Club member) at Lime Rock last October during the Northeast Fall Foliage Run.

This picture of another member's car (with black rims) was taken at the Lime Rock Club Winter Autocross that was held last Saturday,

Oh my. We might need to start a black wheel thread!
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Oh my. We might need to start a black wheel thread!
Don't push it. The backlash will be incredible. You're exonerated for the reasons already stated, but there are some Mineral Grey people with black wheels that won't like what they read.

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Oh my. We might need to start a black wheel thread!
Go ahead bro, finally a thread in which I can be exsonerated by BJ also. Could be once in a life time thing.
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I took that picture of the Lime Rock Edition M3 (it belongs to a Club member) at Lime Rock last October during the Northeast Fall Foliage Run.

This picture of another member's car (with black rims) was taken at the Lime Rock Club Winter Autocross that was held last Saturday,

That car is sweet. I also see what looks to be a Prosche 4S cab on the track in the background. I would love to drive a car on open snow packed covered ground sometime.
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That car looks good actually.

I do prefer having the silver rim on the black wheels. It helps with the transition by adding some contrast and makes them pop more, IMO.

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That car is sweet. I also see what looks to be a Prosche 4S cab on the track in the background. I would love to drive a car on open snow packed covered ground sometime.
Here is a video of the 2011 event.



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That looks like a ton of fun. I wish I would have kept our Subaru WRX. It would have been perfect for that run.
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That looks like a ton of fun. I wish I would have kept our Subaru WRX. It would have been perfect for that run.
I'll let you know when the next one is scheduled.

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That's worse than....

....than....

Kryptonite.....to......

......me......

.......please, you must.......

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....than....

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......me......

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The Bentley was too heavy, but you have to love the guy for trying.

I use to live in the Syracuse, NY area where we would average over 180" of snow annually. I drove a 1975 MGB as my primary car. It was a blast to drive the snow covered roads and it actually handled the snow really well because it was so light. I would take it out around Lake Skaneateles where my parents lived, and where there were many back country roads to have some sliding fun. Great memories.

A close resemblance to my car, except I had a wood and brushed stainless steel steering wheel.

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The Bentley was too heavy, but you have to love the guy for trying.

I use to live in the Syracuse, NY area where we would average over 180" of snow annually. I drove a 1975 MGB as my primary car. It was a blast to drive the snow covered roads and it actually handled the snow really well because it was so light. I would take it out around Lake Skaneateles where my parents lived, and where there were many back country roads to have some sliding fun. Great memories.
I grew up in Rochester. Upstate NY Lake Effect storms have to be experienced to be believed.



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That looks like it did in 1977 when my new wife and I moved to Philadelphia. The snow that was plowed to the side of the streets was piled up to the tops of the telephine poles. I got out while the getting was good.
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That looks like Syracuse in 1977 when my new wife and I moved to Philadelphia. The snow that was plowed to the side of the streets was piled up to the tops of the telephone poles. I got out while the getting was good.
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That looks like Syracuse in 1977 when my new wife and I moved to Philadelphia. The snow that was plowed to the side of the streets was piled up to the tops of the telephone poles. I got out while the getting was good.

I haven't been back to Rochester in years. The closest I have gotten is Watkins Glen and never in the Winter,

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