An alternative design of the Chevy Corvette C8 presented on the webFebruary 20, 2021
Famous designer Chip Fuzu presented his version of the legendary C8 generation Chevy Corvette sports coupe. He believes that what the Chevy designers have done “does not reflect the Corvette’s branding.”
The new-generation C8 Chevrolet Corvette, which went on sale as a 2020 model year, was greeted with praise from critics and fans. However, there were those who did not like this car precisely for its design – they believed that the new car was not like the previous generations of the cult sports model.
Famed custom car designer Chip Foose also disliked the mid-engined Corvette, but he also believes the American legend’s looks “can still be saved.”
He believes the previous generation Vette embodies an evolutionary design that has retained the unique styling cues of the Corvette for decades. A long front end with a short rear and organic curves were hallmarks of the Corvette that were essentially missing from the C8 generation. This is certainly partly due to the car’s mid-engined architecture, which requires less space in the front and more in the back.
He decided to take pencils and paper, instead of computer screens and digital images, and make the necessary changes to the design of the Chevrolet Corvette C8. It starts with the contoured C8 to maintain the same dimensions and wheelbase, and then tackles the intricate task of stretching the front and rounding the rear while maintaining a mid-engined configuration.
Perhaps the biggest difference is the reduction in all of the odd angles of the side air intakes and body lines. Instead of forward-tilted engine air intakes, it uses the fender vents from the previous generation model (C7) and places them on the side panels. This is a new solution, and I must admit that it is not bad at all.
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