[PIC] Digital Artist Unlocks Inner Panamera with this C5 Corvette Sports Sedan

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[PIC] Digital Artist Unlocks Inner Panamera with this C5 Corvette Sports Sedan

Photo Credit: jlord8 / Instagram


Some things are better left unspoken, or maybe in this case, undrawn.

A talented artist named jlord8 used his immense skills to transform a regular C5 Corvette Z06 into a four-door family sedan capable of carrying Ma, Pa, and the three kids, all at the same time. He posted the results of his rendering efforts on Instagram, and while it’s no reflection on his talents, we don’t particularly care for the results.

The C5 Z06 – produced from 2001 to 2004 – was a very capable car, with 405 horsepower in the later years and great handling capabilities throughout its lifespan.

In this case, however, adding two doors and a more upright windshield seems to have forced the engine to move forward too much atop the front axle, likely affecting its ability to handle corners as effectively at high speeds.

On the other hand, there are definitely worse-looking sedans out there, and we’re sure if such a Corvette sedan actually existed, that Chevy’s engineering team would have worked hard to make it into the best handling one available.


Actually, decades earlier, Chevy did consider such an expanded Corvette, back in the C2 generation when it stretched the roofline to add two more seats into the rear of a concept car. Photos from the era show a Sting Ray that always reminded us of the Datsun 280Z 2+2 that arrived in the late 70s and ruined the lines of that Japanese sports car, at least in our opinion.

What do you think? Would you have bought a four-door Corvette sedan back in the day? What about now if the eight generation expanded into a sub-brand with a sports car, SUV, and sports sedan?


Source:
jlord8 / Instagram via AutoEvolution.com

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Though an interesting concept, Chevy should never, never, never, EVER dilute the brand.

  2. As much as I want to hate this whole idea, and I do it is one of the best looking sedans ever.

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