Chevy HAD to step up to the plate so they can try to compete w/ the big names in that market. Selling the older 'vettes (affordable for my Dad, but not nearly for me) for the price they were, they weren't ever going to be able to compete. I think most 'vettes are great-looking. The early post '84 ones are pigs to look at - I never cared much for the looks of them even if they are the ones I got to drive - but compared to the other cars at the time... I like the looks of the new one pictured above, and as lorennerol was trying to point out the form of this one follows its function. It's more car than most would ever need, and I love my Sky because it's Goldilocks: most everything about it is "just right" for me. I'd like to see pics of the different trims of the Stringray.
All that said, would I rather have this 'vette or an i8? I want a car I can drive on trips, so I'm not sure I'd choose either of them. What do I know though, I'm one of the 6 people on the planet that actually like the Panamera.
This Sky's not perfect, but it's perfect...for me