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    Corvette Z07 spied with polycarbonate hood window!

    The Corvette Z07/SS/Blue Devil is fast becoming one of the worst kept secrets in Detroit. It's not for GM's lack of trying to keep the lid on it, but rather on account of the zealous nature of the Corvette Nation. They're an impatient bunch and are having a hard time waiting for next year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where many suspect the super Corvette will bow.

    Here we have a set of new pics taken god knows where that show one of the Corvette Z07's most closely hidden secrets. We all assumed that camo on the hoods of development mules was hiding an air intake. Guess what. It wasn't. If these blurry camera phone shots are the real deal, then the ultimate Vette ever will be sporting a clear polycarbonate window in its hood to show off the goods underneath. Say whu? Yeah, a plexiglass window, not unlike the totally transparent hood on the car in which John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John liberated themselves from terra firma at the end of the 1978 film musical Grease. Anyway...

    The shaky shots also show some serious braking hardware and what appears to be more extreme air extractor vents behind the front wheels. Aside from that, it appears the Z07 may look much like the Z06. Again, we have to qualify all this with the disclaimer that the car in these pics is most likely not a final production model and may be nothing like what we eventually see on stage in January. Still, a polycarbonate window? We admit, didn't see that one coming.

    [Source: Digital Corvettes via GMInsideNews]
    I'm not too sure about this one. Seems kinda tacky and too Ferrarish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddabang View Post
    I'm not too sure about this one. Seems kinda tacky and too Ferrarish.
    And in a front engined car it looks a bit stupid.
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    I would prefer a mean looking hood scoop instead.
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    Uhh...riced Corvette?

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    like a front engined trouser snake with the zip undone

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    Uhh...riced Corvette?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    Uhh...riced Corvette?
    Since when is a clear engine cover rice? It's the most powerful corvette ever produced by GM why not show off the goods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddabang View Post
    Since when is a clear engine cover rice? It's the most powerful corvette ever produced by GM why not show off the goods?
    'cause it looks like you're trying too hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    'cause it looks like you're trying too hard?
    You don't make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddabang View Post
    You don't make sense.
    It looks like GM is trying very hard to show off the engine with a stupid looking piece of plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    'cause it looks like you're trying too hard?
    That still doesn't make it rice, but having said that I must agree that I don't like the plexiglass window. Everything else seems to look good though.

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    That plexiglass window is stupid. I figure GM will get a million hatemails per second per second and not be dumb.

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    aluminum dissipates heat better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddabang View Post
    Since when is a clear engine cover rice? It's the most powerful corvette ever produced by GM why not show off the goods?
    It's not rice, but it does look extremely tacky. Doesn't fit the profile of the car.

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    like a front engined trouser snake with the zip undone
    Ha, nice one.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolieman1220 View Post
    aluminum dissipates heat better!
    It makes one wonder whether or not the hood will melt when the engine gets hot. You saw how hot the M3 V-8 was?

    Obviously the engineers would have accounted for it, but it still looks real bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    That plexiglass window is stupid. I figure GM will get a million hatemails per second per second and not be dumb.
    Go take a look at some of the popular corvette forums. I found this on a particular one and the current owners of the C6 Z06 actually like it.
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