Imagine this is the real deal sitting on a spinning platform at (hopefully) the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
Do you like what you see? While this new 3D model made by Corvette Forum user Chazcron looks impressive it just doesn’t seem to have that special something buyers want from a mid-engine sports car. Yes, the proportions are good and the details are generally nice but overall this interpretation of the Corvette C8 looks like a generic mid-engine sports car.
This is in no way a criticism of the artist that created this 3D model — we’re grateful for it. It’s just a reminder that all the renderings we’ve seen so far are mostly shots in the dark.
All are based on spy photos of actual 2020 Corvette C8 test prototypes fully-wrapped in camouflage foil that can very easily trick the eye. Looking at the Chazcron’s 3D model and renderings, we believe the surfaces will be easier to distinguish on the finished item.
Also, there seems to be too much sheet metal on the rendered car in some places, particularly above the rear wheels. From the spy photos and videos we’ve seen, the Corvette C8 will look more slender in that area. Obviously, the design is a matter of personal preference and some people may not see things the way we do.
One thing we can all agree on it’s that the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 can’t come soon enough. Here’s hoping GM will unveil it at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January. We can’t imagine having to watch this video in a loop until the New York Auto Show in April — but we will if we have to.