2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Is A Magnet For Rendering Artists

We’ll never get tired of seeing new Corvette C8 renders, at least not until Chevrolet fully reveals its mid-engine supercar.

Since that is expected to happen sometime next year, we’re looking at a lot of artists who want to take a shot at the 2020 Corvette’s looks.

The fresh renderings we’ve recently come across have the same source, MidEngineCorvetteForum member FirstVetteSoon (FVS). They tackle the supercar’s design and give a solution to a somewhat trivial issue: the front license plate holder.

Many people from the 31 states where the law requires front license plates are concerned about Chevy’s approach to this matter. So the artist made sure he took care of that — virtually, of course.

FVS fitted the C8 Vette with a front plate holder that fits snugly in the middle of the central air intake. Chevy did something similar with the C7, so we wouldn’t be surprised if they go down the same route again. The automaker went for an elegant solution that pleased customers in the 19 states that do not require a front plate. Chevrolet is likely to adopt a similar removable “aero cover” for the C8 as well.

Another render shows the upcoming mid-engine Corvette in the company of the current ZR1. It’s remarkable how unlike the two cars appear due to their totally different layouts.

One thing is certain, though: America’s supercar will, for the first time since it was introduced in 1953, ditch the front engine architecture in favor of an all-new, mid-engined layout. Will it be competitive? We have no doubt. Will this change cause an uproar? Is the Pope Catholic or what?

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  • Dude

    This is my favorite render so far. It really preserves and evolves the spirit of the Corvette

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  • Bo Hanan

    I hope they are wrong about this.

  • Zandit75

    Nothing I’ve seen so far is inspiring confidence in the final design.

  • john1168

    I find it kind of funny how a lot of these rendering artists try very hard to put in design elements that are basic on the current C7. Like they’re trying to make it immediately recognizable as a Corvette. All it does is ruin and cheapen the render. I seriously hope GM did NOT do this with the actual C8 because it will “date the C8 and make it look VERY awkward. That being said, I do love the current C7 and would like to own one. But the design elements on the C7, should stay on the C7. The C8 should have it’s own, unique look.

  • THE ONLY RENDER I’VE SEE THAT I LIKE SO FAR IS FROM CAR AND DRIVER AND I ONLY LIKE THE FRONT END AT THAT. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/715253d04ae49101bd3ebc169893299157b1b5ed0e4ae00107221c9ccc257169.jpg

    • SteersUright

      Still ugly. GM should’ve outsourced the design to a firm with actual talent.

  • Craig

    So determined to make it look like a Corvette that GM lost its chance to create a truly beautiful looking car.

    • SteersUright

      Fully agreed.

    • john1168

      This is what I’m afraid of.

    • Bo Hanan

      This is truth.

  • FordMopar

    I’m just curious what the rear design will look like. Will they keep the four round lights or….?? All the renderings from everyone but not one showed the rear part. Ha…

  • Duke of destruction

    Looks like an Audi R8 and a Ferrari had a love child. I am not a fan of the new mid engine style. Corvette was always known for the long hood and sleek low profile.

  • SteersUright

    Dozens of renders and not a single beautiful car among them. This does not bode well for this upcoming new Corvette. Ugly never sells well.

  • bhambadboy1

    All you empty-headed design experts (including the author) should understand these drawings are “renderings”… NOT “renders”. Ignorant imbeciles, all.

    • Silverflame

      That’s a common point of confusion. Even when done on paper a design sketch of a car or any product is called a render if the image has shading to show form. If you don’t believe me look up ‘marker rendering”. The other requirement for it’s to be a render is for nothing to be going on in the image. If the object is shown in motion or doing something that indicates storytelling it’s an illustration. If you want the correct term for what this particular teqnique is. It’s photo bashing. Or digital painting if you prefer. But in any case this is a rendering. A 2d one done in Photoshop not in 3D.

      • bhambadboy1

        I think that’s what I said.

  • Big Black Duck

    IMO … this render kinda sucks

    • StrangerGP

      I suspect the real car will also suck (in terms of how it’ll look)

  • I trust Corvette for making something better looking

  • Major Lee Gassole

    To go from the current version to anything close to these depictions (I am avoiding the render/rendering issue 😉 ) would be a huge step in the wrong direction. So many manufacturers have done this front end before, the side scoops look like an afterthought, and there is so much bodywork with absolutely nothing going on and no sign of developing an actual style for this legendary vehicle.

    If this doesn’t go the way of the Supra and Chevy actually produces this for more than just demos, people will see it and say, “Is that a Ferrari? NSX? Oh, wait… a Corvette. Good thing that emblem was on it or I wouldn’t have known what it was.” Maybe those people will have a few moments to possibly like the car until the stereotype in their head kicks in. “Another midlife crisis. How sad.” 😉

  • nellydesign

    Having the headlamps be huge and sweep towards the center of the car seems really outdated. It’s not even in keeping with the look of the C7. It looks like a Ferrari 360, and not in a good way. Plus the back end just looks enormous.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Not getting any more confident.

  • Alex AJ

    it’s not looking promising for the new vette…

  • Johnny Utah

    Production cars are NEVER anything like the renderings.

  • Bob White

    That’s why photoshop mish-mashers are not designers…

  • MarketAndChurch

    looks pretty cool

  • Emoto

    I don’t have much to add here, but it would be cool if it had a split rear window.

  • Matt
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