Is This What The C8 Chevrolet Corvette Will Look Like?

Ladies and gentlemen, this could be one of our best insights yet at what the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette will look like.

Following the publication of spy shots of the mid-engine Corvette testing at the Nurburgring with skin-tight camouflage, KSS Studio has created this rendering of the supercar. It could prove to be very accurate.

The basic shape of the Corvette is already known. At the front, it will adopt triangular-shaped headlights and use a collection of air intakes rather than a traditional grille. Additionally, we know that the car will have large air intakes directly behind the doors, adopt a steeply-raked rear window, and have a curvaceous rear spoiler.

This rendering offers a look at all these elements without any camouflage and it makes for a nice-looking piece of kit.

Get your cheque books out.

Clearly, the design of the new Corvette isn’t as extreme as the Ford GT but it is radically different than the C7 Corvette. We’re not sold on the shape of the vehicle’s rear fascia or the odd spoiler but will reserve our final judgement for when we actually see the new Corvette in the flesh.

Looks aside, the new Corvette will also be hugely different under the skin than the current model. For starters, an entry-level model with a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 and 500 hp is said to be in the works.

Additionally, Chevrolet is expected to offer the car with a new flat-plane crank V8 in naturally-aspirated and twin-turbo guises, delivering 600 hp and 800 hp respectively. It’s possible that the range-topping model could pair a front-mounted 200 hp electric motor to the 800 hp twin-turbo V8 to make for a 1000 hp, all-wheel drive hypercar.

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Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops

  • ksegg

    What the flyin’ fack is this.

    Looks like a 360 Modena somehow redesigned to look like a 458, of which was bred with an El Camino and NSX.

    Are car designers even trying anymore, or too busy taking a massive dump at work all day.

    • Alex Korda

      I kinda of agree, just missing the new Camaro lights, lol

    • Mike anonymous

      I wanted to know if you (or anyone else here for that mattered) took a look the spy photographs from not only this article, but others (not shown here) as well? My question being; Does this seem a little… small? to anyone.

      It may just be me, but this car seems (when seeing the people standing next to it, and here with the person riding inside it,..) a little small, At least a little smaller than we might have expected.

      • MarkoS

        I think it mainly because of the loss of length in he fronts due to the rear-engine layout, did you see the photos of it with the current Corvette.

    • MarkoS

      I don’t think its the designers so much as the GM corporate culture, which seems to be reverting back to its old pre-bailout habits. GM has the design chops, just look at all those gorgeous Cadillac concepts that never translate to production.

      • crag keeper

        They never acted any different pre or post bailout. The party line is still grind them out and let the dealers have the problems.

    • baofe

      This is not the c8. This is some dude who rendered based off of what he thinks. Key word thinks. No one but the designers and engineers know what it looks like so don’t expect the final product to look like this monstrosity.

      • ksegg

        The C7’s design is vulgar at best. I don’t expect too much of the C8, if I’m honest.

        For me, the cleanest, most elegant design of the Corvette is STILL the C6 Z06.

        That was perfection.

        • IronV

          It was nice. But dull.

          • ksegg

            I wouldn’t call a C6 Z06 dull? Beats being overstyled.

    • Mark Seven-Ultranine

      Guys, come on, Chevrolet has done us sports car lovers a real favor with the C8. Order yours in Torch Red with a tan interior, yellow calipers, and everyone will think it’s a Ferrari! How cool is that?!

  • ksegg

    What the flyin’ frack is this?

    Looks like a 360 Modena somehow redesigned to look like a 458, of which was bred with an El Camino and NSX.

    Are car designers even trying anymore, or too busy taking a massive number 2 at work all day.

  • Toronado_II

    There is something too high… the proportions are a bit strange.

    • ksegg

      It reminds me of those odd prototypes from the 90’s……remember the Cizeta-Moroder V16T?

      That car just looked like a Diablo that was way off…..

      • gregory cassanova

        Thats exactly what I was thinking! Like it just just came out of 1993

  • Emoto
  • Research Janitor

    I hope not.

  • Thunderbolt

    Please NO MORE TARGA, just let it die this time for good.

    • willhaven

      What’s wrong with targa?

      • DMax

        Nothing at all, just troll doing his thing. If Koenigseggs are targas then it is sure is cool.

    • john1168

      I like the targa myself but there will be a retractable hard top version.

  • Dude

    It doesn’t look bad; it’s just different from the previous generations. I like it and the real thing will probably look better.

    • Mike anonymous

      I sure hope… (btw, this is THE Dude I’m talking to now right?)

  • Thundersnow 463

    Headlights look like a c6 corvette.

  • Cool guy

    lol hopefully not

  • Bash

    Poor guys Ferrari. Sorta

  • LJ

    If it does look like that, it will be the first and last mid-engine Corvette.

  • nastinupe

    A Ferrari F430? I hope not.

  • Jay

    Very close but the side vents and bumper are ruining the whole render.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      The problem is that the bumper looks right

    • eb110americana

      There are definite issues with the render. If you look at the spyshots, the rear door cut is in front of the scoop–which makes sense functionally. However, the render has the scoop on the rear edge of the door. The upper edge of the scoop does cut into the door, but that is it. I am confident that the production C8 will look much more attractive than this.

  • Rich Money

    jesus, i hope not.

  • Shane

    Anyone else more excited about the performance than the looks?

  • charlotteharry57

    Sorry, but I’m just not buying into the looks of it.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      the looks are very important

  • 🤢

  • Mr. EP9

    Probably not and I’m glad it won’t for that matter.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Kind of, probably. I remember the C7 renders that were largely accurate but still not exactly like the production car.

  • Kaaaarrrrrrrrl

    Yeah it looks so outdated. I swear this could have came out in 2005 lol

    • Mike anonymous

      that’s offensive to 2005

  • GobbleUp

    Not good.

  • john1168

    This looks great! I think the detail and the shape of the headlights will be different but I do think this is pretty much how it will look.

    I personally don’t think the base C8 will come with the LT1. I DO think the base C8 will have a normally aspirated version of a flat plane quad cam V8 maybe around 5.5L. When you listen to this base C8 going around, it has some of that flat plane sound. Higher versions of the C8 will have the twin turbo’s and hybrid setups.

    I think the continued and refreshed C7 (think C7.5) will have the new LT1 and that it will have about 500hp. Then the Z06 and ZR1? will have supercharged versions of that like they do today. I have a feeling Chevy will drop the ZR1 on the C7 and make the 1000+hp hybrid C8 the next ZR1.

    I also seriously think Corvette is about to become a brand with the rumors of a Corvette SUV being tested. It is possible it could have been a Cadillac performance SUV but we will have to wait and see I guess.

    Call all the front engine C7’s the Stingray and the mid engine C8’s the Mantaray 🙂

    Stay tuned…

  • Balcis

    I’m just remembering Ferrari enzo’s first illustrations and they weren’t even close to what came out except the outer lines. This shouldn’t come out accurate or we have a pile of shit instead of a legend sportscar.

  • Incredible Corvette C8!
    Say goodbye to the horrible C7.

    • It doesn’t look as bad as the Camaro.
      Anyways it looks like a screwed up Honda NSX.

  • kDawg

    OMG.. 360 replica! I feel bad for them and the people that will be buying this. So sad.

    • mchicha

      Corvette and Ferrari Designs have always mirrored each other from time to time..

  • SteersUright

    Good gawd, you guys owe me an apology.
    What is that monstrosity? What a waste of a clean-sheet mid-engine design initiative. I hope to the lords this rendering is very far removed from what the real thing looks like.

  • Brian James

    Wow looks great

  • Craig

    I hope not. But I think it’s probably close. Sadly.

  • Matthew Boyd

    No …😂… wtf?

  • Six_Tymes

    weird how one hater follows the other, repeat

    • Abu Sayyaff

      No.. it simply looks cheap and design has nothing authentic to it… just some cut an paste old Ferrari’s lines mixed with cheap american ones.

  • TheBelltower

    Potentially awesome. But also a potential trashy Chevy mess.

  • Abu Sayyaff

    Looks like a cheap Ferrari Modena

  • MarkoS

    The real thing had better look much better than the rending. Chevy should also be planning a next generation front- engine Corvette.

    • Leconte Dave

      They are

  • Svander Alexander

    Yeah, no that is pretty horrible looking .I hope it isn’t the end design. It resembles a kit car from Eastern Europe trying to resemble a Noble and Ferrari maybe. Scrap the whole design. Start over Chevy

  • FlameWater

    I think I drew this concept car back in the 5th grade

  • Alex Meza

    I hope not

  • Alain Belanger

    The first ugly Corvette ever not even fast

    • john1168

      Not fast? Why do you say that?

  • ErnieB

    It’s nicer than the Supra? Lol.. at least it will come out sooner than the Supra😆

  • Alain Belanger

    Front engine they look awesome mid engine useless the are slow sluggish you can catch on BoB L you denied Tesla don’t wary opinion it’s part what we believe stay turned

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I’m concerned.

  • Paul

    I hope not. I’m hoping it looks better.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Even Chevy won’t make it look as dated and horrific as this render, and they know it.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Vette can do better than a Ferrari knock-off. The current model is gorgeous. Let’s start from there.

  • IronV

    This thing is not an attractive automobile. Stubby. Slab sided. Good grief what a design disaster. Reminds me of the Aztek.

  • Zandit75

    This is the internet!!

  • Zandit75

    It’s not replacing the C7 altogether. The front engine version will still be available. Perhaps as a C7.5

  • Zandit75

    It wouldn’t be the internet unless everyone skipped the actual facts laid out in the article, and just jump to conclusions!!

  • crag keeper

    Can we really stomach the next round of poor fitting panels, orange peel paint/drips, and drivetrain overheating based on the C7 series ? I can hear it now: “what do you want for only a hundred grand?” American value !! Ugh…..

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