And believe me I have tried. I want to love this car in all of its cheap performance glory, but it looks like a bag of ass. It looks like an origami project with wheels. The lines just don't flow well, and intersect at some very questionable points.
The front half isn't bad, with the exception of the oddly angled vents behind the front wheels. It is the back half that makes me scratch my head - particularly the rear end/tail light treatment.
What compounds this is that most of the C7's I see are fitted with some of the worst factory wheels I have laid my eyes on, especially in chrome. Nothing looks cheaper than chrome on wheels, and chrome on a flat, generic looking five-spoke is just terrible. The wheel wells aren't filled out as you'd expect to boot.
While the C7 is no doubt a fantastic car in the performance sense, I still much prefer the look of the wide-bodied C6's (Z-06/GS). The non-chrome Spyder wheels looked dynamite and filled the wells nicely. The lines flowed softly yet aggressively and it looked like a Vette rather than a Transformer.
At what point do you go for the performance bargain even when it is handicapped in the looks department? Like the Toyobaru twins. Great little performers, but looks only a mother can and would love. At what point do aesthetics take a back seat?