2014 Corvette Stingray Designer Talks "Five Goals for the C7"

It's been three months since Chevrolet unveiled the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray, and General Motors is still showcasing its flagship sportscar before being delivered to dealers and customers nationwide later in the year.
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Redesigned from a blank sheet of paper, the new Corvette drew a lot of praise, but saw some criticism as well, especially from purists that thought the new styling was a bit far fetched.

To further explain the car's design, General Motors has released a short clip featuring Corvette's exterior design manager Kirk Bennion talking about the five goals his team had when it began working on the C7 Stingray.

"Anytime you do the cross-like design for the corvette it's a big deal. that design it's taken everywhere, it's in our apparel, it's in our advertising. We wanted to give it a little more speed. In the design work we do a lot of iteration, we try a lot of different things, but what you're pursuing is that right combination of surface and sculpture with the right amount of graphic and the right amount of detail," said Bennion.

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