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View Poll Results: Create a design contest for 6th gen?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Design Contest for 6th Gen

What do you guys think of a design contest for the 6th gen since so many people voiced strong feelings about the refresh?
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I actually really like this idea.

I think the content should come from regular people you and me, or from students in automotive design, or really anyone except those affiliated with the final design with GM.

Why do I think that? A few reasons. 1) So GM can't really influence us in any way with their design. 2) I highly doubt GM would give us designs to vote on that actually end up looking like the real deal, unless they don't care to keep the design under wraps like car companies normally do.

I think the best way to go about this would be a rating system, so we can rate on a scale like 1 - 10, instead of only one design getting my vote. But honestly, I'd take whatever method we get.

Only problem I see with this, is that as ethusiasts, we may be overly biased against designs we are familiar with, rather than new or futuristic designs, but thats just a maybe. It may not be a big deal at all.

I also wonder if we aren't a bit late in the game for this, as I'm betting by now GM has some close to final designs under wraps, assuming the next gen will be a 2016.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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I also think that some of the designs should incorperate some ideas about where to place certain things of the internals "ie" heater core, to where a simple fix should not be taking out major items to replace a 20 dollar part that will cost you over a thousand dollars.
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I also think that some of the designs should incorperate some ideas about where to place certain things of the internals "ie" heater core, to where a simple fix should not be taking out major items to replace a 20 dollar part that will cost you over a thousand dollars.
That'd be great, but I don't think that is the purpose here. But I hear you!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
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If anybody has any design ideas feel free to pop them in here. Might be interesting to see what people come up with.
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They already did one?
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:33 AM   #8
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If I remember correctly the 5th Gen was the result of an internal GM design contest. All departments world wide were eligible to submit designs.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #9
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I would bet that the final design is over 95% set, and will not change at this point.
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..like anyone from GM is going to listen
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #11
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It'd be fun to see regardless of whether or not the design goes anywhere. I think it's a fun idea.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:28 AM   #12
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I'd say good idea...but perhaps an exercise in futility as far as what it will actually look like....Perhaps the contest winner would be based on who's design comes closest, but I think it's a little late in the game....Don't think they'd be changing platforms and announcing what model year ('16) it would be built unless they already had the car designed already...

But to that end...my favorite so far is a pic I saw of the next Barracuda...lol...
It looked like a blend of Corvette and 5thGen Camaro...I loved that look...can't find it, but it was a blue car...looked awesome...
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I'd say good idea...but perhaps an exercise in futility as far as what it will actually look like....Perhaps the contest winner would be based on who's design comes closest, but I think it's a little late in the game....Don't think they'd be changing platforms and announcing what model year ('16) it would be built unless they already had the car designed already...

But to that end...my favorite so far is a pic I saw of the next Barracuda...lol...
It looked like a blend of Corvette and 5thGen Camaro...I loved that look...can't find it, but it was a blue car...looked awesome...

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Yuup...thanks...dunno about you guys, but for a 6thGen on a smaller platform I think that's a good look for a Camaro, moreso than for a Barracuda....I like it.
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Yuup...thanks...dunno about you guys, but for a 6thGen on a smaller platform I think that's a good look for a Camaro, moreso than for a Barracuda....I like it.
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The front end would need work to be acceptable for me, and it looks hair short in length to be a 2+2 seater, but who knows. Wouldn't take it as is.

But theres potential. If done right I'd rock it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #17
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The next generation is probably more underway than just drawing stages...
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The next generation is probably more underway than just drawing stages...
Yeah but it doesn't mean they don't listen to feedback. And even if they fall short on the first design, bad sales would motivate them to do a refresh real quick so there's still some value in submitting ideas I would think. The mechanicals are probably already set. I'm guessing body styling and interior design could still be changed at this stage.
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What do you guys think of a design contest for the 6th gen since so many people voiced strong feelings about the refresh?
I'd love this idea. There are plenty of bright artists on this forum and with collective ideas I'm sure GM would listen. It's all about initiative. Don't wait for GM to ask, just have to do it. I'm sure GM has concepts and things of that nature but it doesn't hurt for them to maybe grab a few ideas from a lucky member on this forum.
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...The mechanicals are probably already set. I'm guessing body styling and interior design could still be changed at this stage.
I agree. I'm sure they have exterior and interior design in the middle to late stages already, but I'm sure they can and still will be making changes and tweaks.
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I agree. I'm sure they have exterior and interior design in the middle to late stages already, but I'm sure they can and still will be making changes and tweaks.
I hope they do a good job with the 6thGen...but I'm prepared and looking forward to a totally new look for the car...It's gonna be different, imo, waaay different from what we're used to, including the '14 re-fresh...
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I also think that some of the designs should incorperate some ideas about where to place certain things of the internals "ie" heater core, to where a simple fix should not be taking out major items to replace a 20 dollar part that will cost you over a thousand dollars.
To replace my HUD light bulb...would have cost $2000
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