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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/convertibles/" rel="tag">Convertible</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/" rel="tag">Coupe</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/" rel="tag">Performance</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/marketing-advertising/" rel="tag">Marketing/Advertising</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/chevrolet/" rel="tag">Chevrolet</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/gm/" rel="tag">GM</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/60-years-of-corvette/#photo-5577964"><img alt="Corvette History - models from every generation through C7" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/01/corvette-history-628.jpg" style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; width: 628px; height: 378px;" /></a><br /><br />The <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/corvette/">2014 Chevrolet Corvette</a> really grinds Peter De Lorenzo's gears. Or, more accurately, the self-anointed <em>Auto Extremist</em> has an issue with what he sees as mismanagement of the legendary sports car by <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/general motors/">General Motors</a> executives. In a new editorial on his website, De Lorenzo argues it's time to split Corvette off from <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/">Chevrolet</a> to create an all-new brand, complete with a model range with at least three new takes on the sports car. Capable of fully leveraging the successes of the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/corvette racing/">Corvette Racing</a> program and brandishing the full might of GM's technical prowess, the Corvette brand would theoretically give <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/porsche/">Porsche</a> something to sweat over.<br /><br />Sure, that sounds like a party, but given GM's troubled track record when it comes to launching (let alone managing) brands, we say that's slippery slope that could just as easily end with the whole Corvette franchise in the scrap bin. Either way, the notion is certainly an interesting one. <a href="http://www.autoextremist.com/">Head over to <em>Auto Extremist</em></a> to take in the full editorial, and then let us know what you think in Comments. Should GM split off its most storied nameplate?<br /><br /><br /><p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/25/read-this-auto-extremist-advocates-for-corvette-as-brand/#poll80315">View Poll</a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/25/read-this-auto-extremist-advocates-for-corvette-as-brand/">Read This: <i>Auto Extremist</i> advocates for Corvette as brand with multiple models [w/poll]</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:15:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/25/read-this-auto-extremist-advocates-for-corvette-as-brand/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20438828/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/25/read-this-auto-extremist-advocates-for-corvette-as-brand/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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What Bullshit is this? Thats like making a Pontiac GTO not a Pontiac. A Corvette isn't a Corvette if its not Chevy. What went through this retards head when he came up with this? GM would never split an iconic car from their flagship brand to make a new brand, especially after they had to cut brands in recent years.


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Agreed, this is the worst thing you could do ever, marketing and financial wise. As an auto enthusiast I would love to see more cars like the Corvette but you need a market for it to make a whole brand of it's own or it's going to flop tremendously on it's face. Sounds like this guy thought Chrysler's SVT brand or whatever was a good idea :picard:

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