When the C7 Corvette Stingray was revealed, it ushered in drastic design changes that left Corvette faithful in a love it or hate it state. Specifically, we’re talking about the rear end.
Gone were the traditional, round taillights and in their place were more angular units. Apparently, the owner of this C5 Corvette is on the “love it” end of the spectrum because they’ve had quite a bit of work done to emulate the design.
A Reddit user captured this Frankenstein C7/C5 Corvette on the move, finished in a custom highlighter orange paint hue. From the rear, it looks identical to a C7 Corvette, and it actually sports Z06-spec taillights. However, pan to the front of the car and it really falls apart.
The wider body has left massive wheel arches with not enough tire or wheel to fill them. It literally makes the front of the car look to small for its own good. There’s also an aftermarket hood and it seems the pop-up headlights have been replaced with fixed aftermarket units as well—for better or worse.
The license plate reads “Our UFO.” Out of this world? Absolutely.