I am to the point to believe people complain just to be heard anymore.
The Z06 is a home run. The car is well done and will not be mistaken for anything else.
There are things you have to have on a mid engine and Chevy has made a massive change to mid engine but not lost the look of a Corvette. No one will mistake it for anything but a Vette.
The scoops are there and they are needed. They fill in to the body and you have options as the the material on them.
The new base model is nearly as capable the top end models of the past car.
I like how it still looks like the base car but you still can tell it is something special.
I saw a McLaren Senna this weekend and the car is a mess of styling. They chose the path of function over style. I’m good with that if that is what they want. To me the Vette has a good flow with function and they will have people waiting to buy one.
As for those not sure of the new direction. Well the old car was tapped out and there just was nothing more to get out of it. Even more investment would still not have added much.
The change was the only way forward.
Now the EV is being forced the new car will adapt over better than the front engine car. We are going to lose the ICE at some point so the impact may be much less than if we went old school to what we are getting.
I own a mid engine and there is a real difference.