In late June, former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz made an interesting, yet controversial, statement about the Corvette.
The outspoken manager said in an interview that if he were still working for GM he would put the Corvette name on an SUV as well. Given how popular sports utility vehicles are nowadays, that might not seem like a wild idea — even Ferrari will build an SUV.
Lutz’s reasoning is that the upcoming mid-engine Corvette will fail to attract new buyers and younger buyers. He believes the C8 will mainly appeal to Corvette aficionados which is why GM needs to use the popular Corvette name on a performance SUV as well that would rival models such as the Porsche Cayenne.
While we can’t argue there would be a strong business case for a Corvette SUV, we don’t think such a move would be well received by the Corvette community. After all, many (hardcore) Corvette fans are reluctant to a mid-engine model, let alone an SUV.
Still, the performance SUV would not target Corvette fans but rather attract new customers to the nameplate which could become a performance brand in its own right. If you’re curious what a Corvette SUV could look like, this rendering from Allcarnews offers a pretty good idea.
Based on the Camaro-inspired Chevrolet Blazer, the hypothetical Corvette utility has the wheels pushed as far out as possible for a longer wheelbase, is wider, and features bulged wheel arches. The roofline is lower and more inclined towards the back while the front end adopts Corvette-like headlights and a massive grille.
Corvette fans will no doubt recognize the Z06 wheels, Camaro fender vents, and C7 hood vent, among other details. As for the powertrain, the 650 hp 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 from the Corvette Z06 would be a good choice. Imagine the performance an all-wheel-drive Corvette SUV could deliver.
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My Corvette SUV Render 😮 ______________________________________ [7/10/19] Firstly I don’t think there should be a Corvette SUV, unless Corvette becomes its own brand… but that’s never going to happen! Anyway here’s what i did for this render! Starting off with the “camaro inspired” Blazer, I stretched out and moved back the rear wheel, moved to front wheel up & increased the width as the Corvette SUV would have to be a Longitudinal platform not transverse FWD like the Blazer, and pinched in the center body to accentuate the rear fenders! I also lowered and slanted the roofline and stretched the wheelbase a bit! 🔥 [@Allcarnews Spec Sheet: What would power a Corvette SUV? Well let’s just say it has a 6.2L Supercharged LT4 V8 making 650HP and 650 lb-ft of torque going to… All four wheels! 🔥 Upfront was quite a challenger as all of the current Corvette SUV renders are… well crap, so this is all unique. The side vents are from a 2019 Camaro but enlarged, the grille from a Z06 and i custom made the headlights! The hood on the Blazer was quite high so i had to lower it significantly and create that signature V shape design. There also are Z06 wheels and modified door handles along with vents from the C7! Overall i quite like it, and personally think it’s better than every other Corvette SUV render 😂 ________________________________________ ACN EXTRA: If it looked right and had the proper performance… i actually wouldn’t mind a Corvette SUV… thought I still don’t think it should happen. ________________________________________ -Render Copyright by @Allcarnews -Text copyright by @allcarnews – – #Corvette #V8 An #allcarnews post #CorvetteSUV #Z06 #C7 #C8 #ZR1 #URUS #Cayenne #TrackHawk #render ||#powerful #performance #turbocharged #advanced #SupercarsRevamped #Supercar #HyperCar #ItsWhiteNoise #CarLifeStyle #MadWhips #003 #Carstagram #BlackList #AmazingCars247