James Robbins takes a stab at designing the next Corvette
Chevrolet has already started to work on the future generation, Corvette, with the Stingray concept serving as an amuse-bouche to the actual production vehicle, but being the impatient little auto enthusiasts we are, we’ve searched out a creation by a Transportation Design student to bide us some time until the real model debuts.
James Robbins took the time to truly research the history of Corvette’s design language to fully understand and predict the next step for the company. Using this knowledge for everything that it was worth, Robbins designed the future sports car, producing images that serve as the next logical step for the American icon.
What we have here is a sleek and beautiful rendering of the future Corvette. According to GM, power for this machine could come from a 440 HP, 5.5-liter V-8 version of the next-gen GM small block engine, but others say that a smaller, forced induction engine may also be possible. The new motor will be the first application of GM’s next-gen small block family and we would expect it to have direct-injection, E85 capability, and a few other tweaks.
We may not have all of the details on the future Corvette, but we do have enough to keep us entertained, albeit for a short period of time. The next step will be waiting until closer to its reveal in 2012 to get all of the details we have been waiting for patiently.