Some Corvette fans were, understandably, a bit upset when they learned that their traditionally front-engine sports car would switch to a mid-engine layout in an attempt to woo younger customers and raise the nameplate’s performance yardstick.
While the mid-engine layout of the new Corvette C8 should help Chevrolet get younger buyers in the car and help it beat the likes of Porsche and Ferrari on the race track, it’s a massive change that does represent a major departure from all Corvettes that preceded it.
If you find yourself among the folks who wish the Corvette C8 would have been front-engine, then this digital rendering is for you. It was done up by amateur artist J.B. Cars and takes the front and rear ends of the Corvette C8 and sticks them on the front-engine body of the Corvette C7.
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The result is a little awkward-looking, but it does give us a rough idea of what the Corvette C8 may have looked like if General Motors didn’t decide to go the mid-engine route.
It’s also quite interesting to see that the front and rear fascia from the Corvette C8 wouldn’t look entirely out of place on a front-engine vehicle. The unchanged side profile from the Corvette C7 is what gives this digital mock-up a bit of an odd appearance, in our opinion, but it’s otherwise quite well done.
Let us know what you think of this front engine Corvette C8 rendering in the comments below.
Source: J.B. Cars on Instagram