Getting closer: Corvette C6 spotted testing on Germany’s Nurburgring By AUTOWEEK (08:30 Oct. 20, 2003) When last we spied Chevrolet’s sixth-generation Corvette, the photographs told us the 2005 model C6 arriving in fall 2004 would be fairly similar to the current model, with a few notable exceptions. These shots, taken as General Motors engineers began the C6’s performance shakedown on Germany’s Nurburgring, confirm what we said then and add some more of the picture. As we reported, the next Vette will eschew hideaway headlamps for the first time since they were introduced on the 1963 Stingray, instead opting for more aerodynamic fixed position projector beam pods. We also note a sharper edge along the C6’s front fenders than previously seen, along with a creased center roofline that hints at a racy double-bubble effect. Look for the production Corvette’s debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.