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Chevrolet Corvette C6

October 27th, 2007 by Rolph · No Comments

After visiting Blijdorp Zoo with a friend and her now one-year old baby girl, I ride my bike home, straight through the city. In a street with posh shops I spot this Corvette C6. Although I don’t really like most American muscle cars, and particularly the modern Vette’s, I take some pictures to give you a contrast. Remember the Corvette C1 I posted here earlier? Is is hard to believe that these are the same make of car…

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I absolutely loathed the C3 and C4 models, but I must admit that this C6 can look nice. I still think the back of the car looks stupid, but the third picture is not bad… Just your anonymous modern sports car. Some Wikipedia-info:

The Chevrolet Corvette C6 is the sixth and current generation of Chevrolet Corvettes built and marketed by Chevrolet. The new sixth-generation Corvette gets an overhaul of the suspension geometry, all new bodywork with exposed headlamps (for the first time since 1962), a larger passenger compartment, a larger 6.0 L engine, and a much higher level of refinement. Overall, it is 5.1 inches (13 cm) shorter than the C5, but its wheelbase has increased by 1.2 inches (3 cm). It is also one inch (2.5 cm) narrower, making for a smaller, sportier Corvette. The reduced dimensions were in response to criticism that the fifth-generation Corvette looked too wide—the new body gives the impression of a much sleeker, faster car.

And since I am not in a hurry, and have to run some errands in the city anyway, why not make this a ‘Spotted in Rotterdam’ photo day? First of all, the BMW Z4 across the street:

BMW Z4

Nothing fancy or extremely rare, but it is a nice start. Now, let’s see what we spot today?

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