[GALLERY] Black C7 and C8 Corvettes Together at the Corvette Assembly Plant


[GALLERY] Black C7 and C8 Corvettes Together at the Corvette Assembly Plant

Here’s something you don’t see every day! Well, at least not yet anyway. But soon!

Sebastian Pietrzyk was cruising by Corvette assembly plant in his Black C7 Corvette Stingray when he came across a Black C8 Corvette in the parking lot. So like any good Corvette enthusiast, he stopped to take a bunch of comparison photos showing the two Black Vettes together and then shared them on the C8 Corvette Owners Page on Facebook.

It’s one of the first photoshoots we’ve seen of the new Corvettes parked side by side with the previous generation. We’ve been exposed to the new Corvette for quite some time but it’s apparent that the C7’s DNA shows in the new mid-engine Corvette despite the fact they are so different.

Black has been one of the most popular colors on Corvettes over the last several generations although it lost its crown to Arctic White in the later C7 model years and we think that trend will continue as buyers go with colors that show the C8’s contrasting black exterior trims.

In fact, last month we looked a sample of 240 C8 Corvette orders and Black was coming in tied at #4 with Shadow Gray.

Check out these photos of the Black C7 and C8 Corvette together at the plant:

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

I will say that C7 Corvette owners have something going for them that previous generation owners didn’t and that is the modern look of the front-engine Corvette stops with that model. The C7 Corvette has always presented itself well, and it will be some time before the car looks dated.

As the owner of two black vehicles, one a Corvette and the other a daily driving SUV, we know that it takes a special owner to keep up with the dust to ensure the ride looks good at all times. Because there is nothing worse than driving around in a dirty black Corvette!

Thanks again to Sebastian Pietrzyk for sharing these photos!

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  1. I don’t think they should display the new C8, next to a C7, because to me, the C7 looks like the nicer car. On the profile shots, the C7 looks much sleeker and lower. Where the C8 looks short and stubby, and the rear end being jacked up, doesn’t help any. I have always thought the back of the C7, looked too busy (we won’t even mention the tail lights) compared to the C6. But compared to the C8, the C7 looks pretty clean. Just my own personal opinion

  2. Big Brother, Little Brother, as different as they are the similarities are hard to ignore. I love them both but then again I love ALL Corvettes. Whats neat to see is the wall of the plant in the background with the Blue C8 .

  3. I’m in the C7 camp… Compared to other mid-engine sports cars…personally the C8 looks dated and/or slightly generic, while the C7 remains to be one of the best looking front engine sports car I can think of… However, each to their own.. In the end GM will sell every single C8 they can push out of Bowling Green…the real test will be over the next 5 years and if the Chevrolet can maintain the current tidal wave of enthusiasm for the C8. I’ll put my money on that they’ll do exactly that.

  4. Visually, it’s similar to the difference between a Ferrari 488 GT and a Ferrari 812 Superfast; a matter of taste and preference – nothing more.

  5. This is cool as shit!! What a great idea from the C7 owner. I would take either one, I have a C6 right now.

  6. Hopefully when the C8 is out and available there will be some quality C6 GS trade ins for me to find my dream C6. I have one now but need to upgrade to a GS. GS’s are hard to find at least in OR.

  7. I agree with Jeff Butler on the C7 and C8 comparison, but I actually like the C6 best of all; I’m very lucky to have one. If I were in the market for a new Corvette today, I’d be looking for a ZR1, the last of the front engine cars with 755 hp, WOW! That car will always be very special.

  8. Certain features a Corvette should always have are a V8 engine, a manual transmission, and ROUND TAILLIGHTS. Gone is the transmission and the taillights and not too far away the V8 will be history. I suppose some of you yuppies are waiting for the electric Corvette; I hope I’m gone by then.

  9. Don’t do the C7, like this? The C8 is like a super model compare to a winner of an amateur beauty pageant.

  10. The C7 looks more aggressive, the C8 as JB stated looks a bit generic by comparison. The buying public will decide which design they prefer in the end.

  11. Lucky me, I’ve owned 19 Corvettes in my lifetime. My current black C7 is magnificent in very respect but I have to admit I will pursue a C8 when the frenzy slows down. The car is a masterpiece of American engineering by GM.

  12. I love the C7. It has been an original American design. The C8 is a cone of several European cars and doesn’t reflect the American eye and apple pie of Chevy. Pictures from the back of both cars make the C7 looking overweight maybe because it is shorter.

  13. This is a great IRL comparison between both generations. The C7 offers alot, as does the C8. As other posters have alluded to, these two cars together are like a Victoria’s Secret model standing next to a Frederick’s of Hollywood model. Both undoubtedly can give an amazing ride, but at the end of the day, it’s just a matter of preference.

    Both are great cars!

  14. “Ronnie” Due to an injury, I permanently have no feeling in my left foot. Thankfully I found my dream car in an automatic.

    2010 GS RAG TOP “AUTO”

  15. The best looking Corvette is always in the eyes of the beholder.
    For me, the best looking Corvette of all generations and sub-sets of generations is the 1980-1982.
    Curvaceous. Some even say ‘Sexy.’ Fenders framing the road in front of you!
    It’s why we own one. It gets Thumbs Up everywhere we go, as compared to all others that may be in our traveling group, even C7s.


    Mike 8TY4SPD & MNL13GS

  16. The C8 is a the C-Ain’t. It is not a true Stingray. GM botched it and should have re-designated it the M1 or M8 MantaRay. It now resembles every other rear/mid engine but with the price and quality of a Chevy. When I wear out my C7 I will have to look elsewhere for the next sports car.

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