If you were a fan of the AeroWagen conversion that Callaway developed for the C7 Corvette Stingray, then you will definitely want to check out this digital rendering of a 2020 Corvette Stingray wagon.
Done up by digital renderings artist Rain Prisk, this fictional 2020 Corvette Stingray “Shooting Brake”, as it’s being referred to, gives us a rough idea of what a long-roof conversion for Chevrolet‘s new mid-engine sports car might look like.
This conversion is pure fantasy, as the Corvette C8’s low roofline would make it difficult to execute and there would be little reason to stick a longer roof/hatch over a mid-engine vehicle’s rear end. Then again, the golf bag-sized storage compartment in the rear engine cover may be able to store taller items if it did have this hatchback-style rear end.
While it’s unlikely anyone would ever attempt to build such a thing, it wouldn’t be the first mid-engine performance vehicle with a hatch. Rallying spawned a variety of cars that paired a mid-engine layout with a hatchback body, including the Renault 5 Turbo, Metro 6R4 Clubman and Peugeot 205 T16. Renault revived the idea for the Clio V6 in the early 2000s, too.
If you’re in the market for a Corvette with extra luggage space, you may be happy to know that General Motors is allegedly considering spinning the nameplate off into its own brand and building a Corvette SUV. It’s not clear if this idea will ever materialize, but it’s certainly more realistic than a mid-engine Corvette wagon – that’s for sure.
Let us know what you think of this oddball take on the new 2020 Corvette Stingray in the comments below.