This Is The Rear Of The 2020 Corvette C8

An image showing the rear-end of the long-awaited Chevrolet C8 Corvette has emerged online and while we cannot confirm its legitimacy, it certainly looks like the real thing.

This photo, shared on Corvette Forum after apparently being found on Facebook, shows a C8 Corvette in what is thought to be Elkhart Blue. The design of the rear looks very familiar thanks to the proliferation of renderings which have hit the web in recent months.

Starting with the taillights, we can see that the new C8 Corvette’s lights share some traits with those of the Chevrolet Camaro. Most significantly, the lower portions of the tail lamp units are red while the upper section is white and used for the reverse lights. Elsewhere, we can see that the C8 Corvette will get the intriguing spoiler which we’ve seen featured on a number of prototypes over the past couple of years.

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Directly beneath the taillights are a pair of small black air vents while the license plate cut-out is found in the center of the rear fascia and has an angular design. Other key aspects of the car include a gloss black rear bumper and a four square tailpipes.

Chevrolet will unveil the C8 Corvette on July 18th and based on the accuracy of renderings showing the car’s rear, we believe the front end will also look virtually identical to what we’ve seen in design mock-ups. Consequently, there will be angular headlights and sharp air intakes.

Be sure to stay tuned to Carscoops over the coming weeks for more coverage of the new ‘Vette.

  • Aeromann

    Not bad!

    • JRP

      Yeah, I like it.

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    This car is going to look like it came from the world of Grand Theft Auto. And I don’t say that as a compliment.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      As a gamer and car enthusiast this comment made my day.

      • Mr. EP9

        I second that.

  • KenjiK

    This might turn out to be even uglier than I expected…

  • baofe

    Oof that won’t age well..


    Haters will hate, but i really think this car will be a looker.
    And an amazing piece of kit for the buck.
    But guys…… that spoiler……. I mean, really…….?
    It ruins everything, looks cheap and silly.
    I’d rather pay a thousand or two more and not have an afterthought ridiculous plastic shelving on the back of my ride…..

    • Emoto

      Aftermarket spoilers will probably sell briskly!

  • salamOOn

    looks like from some old need for speed…. im not sure if its good or bad.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Are those fake vents on a supercar?

    • MarketAndChurch

      It is a mid-engine car so maybe not.

    • StrangerGP

      The tips are fake, but the real exhausts should be hidden deeper inside.

    • Mr Mister

      Doubt it. My guess is they serve the same function as the tear ducts on the rear of the C7, where it serves to remove turbulent air from the rear wheel well, and optionally for venting the rear brakes.

    • Six_Tymes

      no, those are functional for sure

  • SSS

    Ewww!!That’s a No No…
    Chevy is going back to 90s with their design despite doing a good job on current camaro and Etc.
    I don’t know man..this might be good to chevy mania but..
    This might well conquer the ugliest car or supercar title!haha
    Tomorrow is 2020 but they are bring with 90s ugly designs..

    • Mr Mister

      90s? This is more like early-mid 2000s when Chevy was doing their weird edgy overhaul to their previous vehicles (where they took some of the sharp styling from like the Avalanche and CTS and then applied it poorly to cars it made little sense to apply it to, like the front and back ends of the Silverado and Escalade; that Malibu Maxx thing, 8th Gen Impala and 6th Gen Monte Carlo).

  • Howfarr

    Fake Lamborghini vibes

  • Craig

    I prefer a cleaner look. There’s too much going on here. [In the same way the Civic Type R has too much going on]

    • StrangerGP

      They already went overboard with the C7, I think it was expected they’ll double down with the next generation.

  • Mr Mister

    And as expected, its ugly. FFS, they go out of their way to make the taillights and other styling lines match up, and then just throw square exhaust tips jutting out of trapezoidal openings. Which, they probably shoved a little trunk back there (cause sports cars need room to carry golf clubs or some crap) as well, so there’s not a real diffuser or room for an active spoiler in that end cap.

    Which the front like 2/3 of the car looks like it should be pretty good. That back 1/3 (the end cap and the engine canopy glass housing/vents) looks cheap and like its placeholder while they develop the car.

  • I just want it to be fun to track the car.

  • BlackPegasus

    I’ve always said the rear design of this car will be crucial to it’s overall reception. And if this is the real thing It sadly does not invoke the level of desire and intrigue expected of a supercar.

  • BlackPegasus

    Okay, so let the comparisons begin. The first thing I’ve noticed is the lack of badging on the rear of the C8. Yet even without any visible Corvette badging the tail light design does leave some familiarity from the previous gen. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    I seriously thought it was a Camaro and I read the title wrong. The design team at Chevy need to be fired.

  • Harry_Wild

    The roof is missing?

    • RysterARCEE

      It’s there if you look real close, it just sits at/below the level of the rear wing.

  • Six_Tymes

    whelp, i’m not a hater. at the same time I can imagine C7’s prices will jump. last year of the C7 GS will be the one to collect. and ZR1, but i think GS’s are really going to be the one that rises in percentage the most.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Ugh, it’s what we all thought. GM, fire Mary. Fire her now.

  • Bob

    Those are pretty run-of-the-mill rear lights for a mid-engined supercar.

  • Bo Hanan

    If real, as expected from GM-
    It does not look like A “MID-ENGINED” CORVETTE.

  • RysterARCEE

    Just what everyone wants…a Corvette with a Camaro rear end and no visibility out the back window. Hope this thing comes with a robust suite of blind-spot monitoring aides.

  • Mr. EP9

    I remember some people kept saying the McLaren GT looked like the C8. Well, are you guys still sure about that?

  • Puddingpopper

    Ground breaking, earth shattering, weeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • john1168

    I hate that cheap looking rear spoiler but other than that it’s ok looking from the rear. The front and side view will look best on this car I think.

  • Ben

    Not bad. Just because it is “Mid-engined” doesn’t mean we should expect the moon. No, its not going to look like an Italian supercar from the rear, but it will likely deliver on what Corvettes are known for, great sports car performance for an “achievable price point”.

    Just as long as Corvette does what they always have an offer that big hp, grip and brake package for a “low” price, I think this will sell well, no doubt about it.

  • Emoto

    We do not know that what we are seeing is in actual production trim.

    • LJ

      Very true, but it appears to be. Perhaps a higher performance trim will utilize a unique rear bumper design with a more aggressive exhaust appearance.

      • Emoto

        Anything is possible.

  • LJ

    I think Dodge should try their hand at a mid-engined Viper.

  • ctk4949

    You sure its not a new Camaro?? What is up with those square tips?!?! They look disgusting!!

  • no25

    finally not a render!
    i mean not that it looks good – looks disgusting tbh.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Gorgeous!!! (am I really the only one that likes it???)

    • Eric

      Quite probably.

    • Mynameis Taylor


    • Six Thousand Times

      Can’t go that far but I like it a little. Need to see the whole car.

  • Marc Gruben

    If they had gone back to using 4 round taillights, the car would have been instantly identifiable as a Corvette. Instead, they’ve gone the route of making it instantly identifiable as a “Chevrolet’. Which pretty much kills the idea of a future standalone Corvette Division.

    I’ve hated the design of the C7 from day one and this is not giving me much hope that I’ll like the C8. In my opinion, C6 was the last elegant Corvette.

    • rodriguez256

      I much prefer the C6. That was one of my favorite generations of Corvettes besides the early/mid 60s models.

    • Stephen Ford

      I like the idea of a Corvette Division, perhaps they can make a second car, completely different from this new Corvette. Name it Stingray then give it the round taillights you mentioned along with an ICE traditionally mounted in the front. A lower price and it could be the entry level vehicle giving more customers an opportunity to buy a Vette.

  • Robert

    “This Is The Rear Of The 2020 Corvette C8”…

  • ErnieB

    Why does ford get away with a $400k mid engine sports car? Because it’s a work of art and an engineering masterpiece. You get what you pay for and it seems this will be affordable because it is a half baked attempt at a world class mid engine super car. Oh well, I don’t think it’s horrible and if the asking price is under $70k then it’ll make it an excellent value proposition. It might not be that bad IRL. As it is it’s a but her butt..

  • Paul

    I guess it looks alright but i want to see it in context with the rest of the car.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Seems like people are upset about what it looks like. Oh well, they’ll get used to it. People didn’t like how the C6 and C7 looked when they first came out 😛

  • Benoît Etienne

    All i ask is for this car not to be a glorified honda NSX!!! please please please!!!!!

  • SteersUright

    My lord!!! Its as if they have no eyes over at the Corvette team. Seems like piled up layers of cheap plastic. They even got the exhaust design all wrong. This is shaping up to be a design disaster.

  • Cyrus Farzin

    Looks like an ugly American version of Civic Type R. Almost like paying homage to ugly euro trash bodykit companies

  • Greg Carter

    Ugh. God I hope this gets better in the next couple of weeks.

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