Take A 360 Degree Look At The 2020 Corvette C8 Design

The upcoming C8-generation 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has been spied testing on so many occasions with so little camouflage that the automaker may as well just reveal the supercar already. Sadly, this won’t happen until next year.

In the meantime, a fan of the Corvette has taken the time to mock-up a 3-dimensional rendering of the car to give us a look at the exterior shape of the finished product.

YouTuber kalderleifar used various videos of camouflaged prototypes as the basis for his creation. He opted against including parts like the headlights, taillights, and wheels as the small details of these features are hard to accurately predict.

However, in terms of the C8 Corvette’s body panels, this clip should provide us with our best look yet at the car.

The design will probably divide opinions.

As prototypes have shown, the front will be characterized by angular headlights, an aggressive grille, and large air intakes. The sides of the new Corvette will also be a dramatic departure from all other Corvettes as they will incorporate large air intakes that help feed the mid-mounted powertrain with cool air. For the most part, we think the front and sides of the car look quite nice.

Also Read: 2020 Corvette C8 – What It’ll Look Like, And What Else To Expect

As for the rear, it’s not as appealing. For starters, the decklid appears a little too large and we think the car would look nicer if the rear window was extended further towards the car’s tail. As for the shape of the headlights, they appear to be a bit of a mish-mash between sharp angles and curved lines. Large air vents are then featured directly below the taillights while openings on either side signify the locations of the tailpipes.

As per the most recent rumors, the entry-level C8 Corvette will allegedly use an LT1 6.2-liter V8 with roughly 500 hp. A 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 will then be introduced in naturally-aspirated and twin-turbo forms. We believe the all-motor variant will have 600 hp while the twin-turbo V8 may deliver 800 hp. A range-topping variant pairing this twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor may have 1000 hp on tap.

The new Corvette could debut as soon as January’s 2019 Detroit Motor Show.

 

  • Mike anonymous

    Not sure if this is really all that accurate as the front end is completely different (highlighted/outlined in red). It seems like they are trying to incorporate cues from the current/previous gen Corvette.

    … just thought I should point this out.

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    In my personal opinion it seems the designers of the 3D model are showing us what they hope this upcoming Corvette will look like, rather than what we actually may see.

    • Shobin Drogan

      But bear in mind that just because they unwrapped the functional intakes on the car doesn’t mean that the car itself wouldn’t have a bigger front grill.

  • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

    I ain’t buying that this is it.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    DEAR GOD i hope this is not it!! this design looks dated already & the stance just is plain boring

  • charlotteharry57

    I sure hope this isn’t it. This one’s even worse than the camoed prototypes running around.

    • Mike anonymous

      I mean this is ‘post 2013/2014 Chevrolet’ we’re talking about here, (hopefully it won’t) but,. it could be worse.

  • ZYGIUS

    Looks like a Acura…

  • dumblikeyou2

    The backend looks like the previous generation’s Camaro.

    • nellydesign

      Precisely. Was trying to put my finger on it but that’s it. The back end just looks like a shelf. And the prototype spoilers I’ve seen are not helping. They aren’t even horizonantal and look broken in the middle.

  • Puddingpopper

    The anticipation is killing me, o wait what is this again

  • Emoto

    Wouldn’t a split rear window be nice?

  • MarketAndChurch

    so long as you can see the engine from the outside like other exotics or cool looking engine cover/vent, it’ll be hot and people will want to buy it

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It looks…better to the other renderings so far. That’s the closest I’ll get to a compliment.

    And that ass is too flat, and in the wrong direction.

  • TheBelltower

    I don’t hate this. Not buying it though.

  • IRONIC THAT THEY MOVE THE ENGINE TO THE REAR YET IT HAS THE MOST AGGRESSIVE FRONT AIR INTAKE OF ANY PREVIOUS CORVETTE.

  • manuel perez

    The front and back.look like a camaros , especially the back

  • Plain badly horrible. I’m sure this isn’t.

  • Craig

    Like I said before… GM was obviously SO determined to make it look like a Corvette that they lost their chance to create a truly beautiful looking car. It’s perhaps the main reason that I always wished it was a Cadillac instead of a Corvette.

  • DAVID BURRILL

    It’s gonna look like a reliable cheaper Galardo

  • Mynameis Taylor

    why are people surprised that this thing is ugly… the current corvette is ugly as well… They look like they’re designed by teenagers.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    For God’s sake stop with the “this is definitely it” headlines and speculative renderings. Just wait for it to be shown before criticising it. Jeez.

  • StrangerGP

    I know they’re all fan renderings, but the overall shape of the car is already known from the tests. There’s no way it’ll look good, the proportions are all wrong. It’s not easy to make a good looking mid-engined car.

  • tk77

    Maybe I’m just biased because I have a ’18 GS, but so far from what I’ve seen I prefer the FR design more. Maybe once we see the final car I’ll change my mind, but so far I’m not convinced.

  • nellydesign

    I mean, when you look at the spy shots, you can see that this is close to what it will be, minus a few details. The back end of this thing is bad. It’s boring and humdrum. It’s a rectangle with family sedan tail lights. I don’t get it. Then the front… I hate how close together the headlights get and how pointy the nose is. This car looks like it was designed in 1996. The front engined C7 looks more exciting than this.

  • nellydesign

    No, not really. Do you mean the GT40 Le Mans car from the 60’s? Or the current GT? Because I would say no on both counts. Especially the current car. The GT is all about visual excitement. It looks like nothing else on the road. This looks about as exciting as dry toast.

  • ksegg

    Once again, I don’t understand auto manuf’s abandoning traditional design cues/shapes and going off on the deep end with this weird crap.

    What’s happening to car design in general? Can someone pipe in?

  • Rob Banks

    There’s nothing original about the new Ford gt, just so you know. The entire car is based on stolen ideas and lazy short cuts.

  • Six_Tymes

    As designers say, ill say the same. it looks sharp, with clean lines. but now so much competition from so many other companies. next year will be interesting

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