You knew it had to happen.
No one is ever completely satisfied with a car designer’s work.
For example, some people are wondering, what if Chevy had decided to keep the eighth-generation Corvette as a traditional front-engine model and left the mid-engine just a pipe dream?
Well, here’s one young Brazilian artist’s take on what the C8 could have looked like in that event.
Pedro Ruperto, who studied Ecodesign at Politecnico di Torino (or the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy’s oldest technical university), put his considerable talents and imagination to work and came up with this rendering of a front-engine C8 Corvette that he recently shared on social media.
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The rear end and the side views are definitely reminiscent of the C7, but with a different “Salvador Dali-like” take. You might even call it C7.5. While we aren’t completely sold on the too-small taillights, we do like the black vertical strips on each side of the bumper and the narrow horizontal red light strips between them – a creative update on the C7’s rear end.
Another neat retro feature is the small rear window that reminds us of the early C3 coupes.
We only wish we could see Ruperto’s ideas for the front end of this Corvette. Perhaps in a future post, Pedro?