The new driver-centric cockpit of the 2020 Corvette is not only being praised for its layout, but also for the richness of the materials included. No more plastic-fantastic interiors like previous generations, the C8 Corvette features rich Mulan or Napa leathers, brushed aluminum, and of course, real carbon fiber.
To bring the high-quality interior to the Corvette, Chevrolet tapped a French company named Faurecia who also makes interiors for Bugatti, Ferrari, Audi, and Mercedes Benz among others.
Our friend Skank from the MidEngineCorvetteForum.com came up with that tidbit while out at Laguna Seca for the Monterey Historics. I’ll let his words tell the story:
While observing the C8 Corvette at the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca, I found out that Faurecia is the Company that makes the Interior on the C8. A French company based in Paris, France with American Headquarters based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. They are a very progressive company with designers that assisted Team Corvette in their very geomorphic inspired interior design. Evidently, a perfect fit of design mentality for the curvelinear layered dash and other interior panels. According to Head of Interior Design Tristen Murphy, they were the perfect partner for the C8. In the video below, you can see the linear air blade style vents that are the design inspiration for the C8 Corvette. Also the double-layered dash with Euler curves. Very handsome interior that eclipses Porsche easily.
Here are a couple of videos he linked to that show some design inspiration as well as a look at how they make the interiors that go in a Mercedes Benz:
We’ve followed some of the comments and reactions from high-end sports car owners who are seriously taking a look at the next-generation Corvette for the first time. Knowing that the same interior company behind the world’s most luxurious sports cars are also providing the interiors for the next-generation Corvette at a price point the others can’t match makes for (another!) strong selling point in favor of the 2020 Corvette.
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