Chevy can do better but it most likely won’t

It was just a couple of weeks ago when Chip Foose took to YouTube in an attempt - successful, if you want our two cents - to restyle the new mid-engine Corvette in a way that pays tribute to its predecessor and now we see another pixel manipulator trying to improve the C8’s design. And we really like what we’re seeing.

Split window Corvette C8

Posted by Rain Prisk on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

While a split-window Corvette isn’t exactly a novelty, the first and only one to get this design approach was the 1963 C2 Corvette Stingray and no other Corvette had it ever since. The C8 almost got it, but GM’s designers ditched the idea eventually because they could not seamlessly integrate the split-window cue into the sports car edgy body.

Lucky for our retinas, Rain Prisk saw this opening and came up with his own interpretation of what a split-window C8 Corvette might look like.

Truth be told, we are getting a lot of Bugatti vibes right off the bat thanks to that bulbous derriere, but it does not look half bad from where we are standing.

The whole concept makes the rear end a lot more menacing and there is a hefty dose of character being added in the process. Not that the new C8 lacks personality or anything, but it is good to see that with proper execution, more is more, too.

Now, this does not mean that Chevy cannot pull a file from the Bugatti book of special editions (just think about how many such cars are based on the Chiron) and offer a limited-run, split-window Corvette based on the C8.

Then again, we do not expect GM to come up with such a flamboyant initiative, though one can still dream, right?

Source: Rain Prisk

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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