I agree 100% with Aros. I haven't liked any Corvette since the original Stingray. My Aunt and Uncle owned one, won plenty of car shows with it, then sold it and that added a nice supplement to their retirement income.
With that said, I have undoubtedly respected Corvettes since the C6 Z06 and ZR-1 came out. Those two cars are amazing performance/dollar vehicles. Corvettes and GTR's have been THE budget super cars the last few years.
I have always been a bigger fan of the Viper. To me, that car is different from everything else on the road just about. The only car maker that has made something similar (IMO) to a Viper in the past 20 years is TVR, because no one makes cars so bare-bones, inherently dangerous and fulfilling to drive - at that type of price point.
A Viper is a big boy's driver's car. 6 speed manual connected to a V10 with rear-wheel drive, ABS (as of around 2000 give or take a year), side-exit exhaust and not much else.
I have always thought the styling was more attractive on Vipers and this generation of each has set the Viper farther apart from the Corvette in my opinion. The new Corvette, to me, looks like a hack job of trying to take the C6 and make it look like a Ferrari. I honestly think it took a step back. The headlights and lines on the hood coupled with that grill are appalling. I think the rear-end looks pretty good, though I'm not sold on the Camaro-style brake lights. I still haven't seen a new Corvette in person, which is the point at which I will make my final decision on the car's looks.
Some cars just look way better in person :p