We’re all just a few weeks away from seeing the all-new mid-engine Corvette C8, one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year. While GM hasn’t yet shown what the final production model will look like, an artist recently rendered what the car could look like in the real world, and it looks quite good.
YouTuber Charles Cronley has just posted a second video of his mid-engine Corvette C8 rendering, except this time, it’s of the convertible model, specifically of a potential hard-top convertible… and the final result looks solid.
Just like the video Cronly posted of the hardtop model, the car is positioned in a real-world setting, in this case, what appears to be in front of his own garage.
The front fascia comes to a sharp point, similar to that of the Corvette C7, and the headlights sweep into the fenders with long LED accent lights that we already saw on the prototype. And while the last video didn’t show a glimpse of the artist’s interpretation of the rear fascia, we can see some of it here. The rear appears just as angular as the front, with a taillight and bumper design that’s not very different from the refreshed 2020 Chevrolet Camaro. Prototypes of the Corvette C8 suggest that the mid-engine Corvette will feature an aggressive rear end with an evolution of the C7’s tail lamp design, which eschewed round taillights in favor of a square-like design.
The most interesting component about this rendering is the mechanism for the convertible. It conveniently slides out in a beautifully stacked two-piece section, tucking in vertically behind the seats. The system reminds us of the one used on the McLaren 600LT.
Obviously, this is all but speculation at the moment, but the rendering is convincing enough to give us a solid first glimpse as to what we should expect from the mid-engine Corvette C8. Based on the camouflaged shots we’ve been sharing, we think these are the closest to the real Corvette C8 convertible as we’ve seen thus far.