[VIDEO] Digital Artist Offers Virtual Look at a Front-Engined C8 Corvette


[VIDEO] Digital Artist Offers Virtual Look at a Front-Engined C8 Corvette

If you ever wondered what the C8 Corvette would like if Chevy had stuck with the traditional front-engine layout, check out this very realistic rendering of one possibility by a designer named Rostislav Prokop.

Prokop uses his considerable skills to show us what a more powerful version of the C8 could have looked like in front-engine form, instead of the shocking mid-engine format that has taken the world by storm.

As if we’re at a car show, Prokop then takes us on a 360-degree trip around his creation, which looks very similar to a C7 ZR1 with rear styling cues from the C8, and evens adds in the rumbling exhaust sounds of the car so that if one didn’t know better, he would swear the mid-engine C8 was just a dream and this was the reality instead.

We like the look of this C8 alternative, though some might think it just looks like the most powerful C7 derivative with a C8 rear end tacked on. Which do you prefer – Prokop’s version or the real thing?

rostislav_prokop / Instagram via AutoEvolution.com

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  1. Looks evolutionary of the C7 rather than an all-new, from-the-ground-up re-designed Corvette.

  2. Why would anyone ever think about going back to the dark ages?? The mid engine corvette should have been produced 20 years ago!

  3. Unfortunately for Robert the public has spoken and clearly disagree with your opinion on the proportions. Not sure what it “should” look like but think they did just fine. But glad some people feel like you. Demand is already high enough LOLOL

  4. Daniel W unfortunately for me nothing. I’ve been obsessed with Corvettes since I was a kid. I’ve owned eight Corvettes in a row since I was 21 years old. I started out with two C3s and I currently own a C7 Stingray and an old C4 that I’ve kept. I’ve loved the classic sporty looking long hood, short rear deck styling on all my Corvettes and all C1 thru C7 Corvettes. That’s one reason all the front engine Corvettes have looked so good. I’ve seen a handful of C8s in person including one that had a chrome illusion wrap on it. I’m not totally sold on the C8s styling because of its extra short front end and long rear deck styling. I think the C8 might look better if it wasn’t designed to carry two golf bags in the trunk. Corvettes will probably be all electric in time for the ninth generation. Without a mid engine to work around it should be a better looking design. I might trade up for a new Corvette then. If you want to know how a mid engine sports car should be proportioned just look at any modern day mid engine Ferrari. Enjoy your C8 if you own one.

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