2020 Corvette Sedan Rendered31
The release of the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 opens up a plethora of new opportunities for the nameplate, especially with regard to performance. With the engine now mounted in the middle, the latest Vette is primed to surpass previous all previous generations regarding acceleration and lap times. But what if Chevrolet had taken a completely different route? What if the Bow Tie brand instead upped the practicality factor with a 2020 Corvette sedan? What would that look like?
To find out, we broke out our magic rendering hat and drew it up. Now, we have to preface this with full disclosure that, for the time being at least, we have no real indication that GM is planning to actually produce a 2020 Corvette sedan. Rather, we created this thing just to see what it might look like.
That said, previous reports point to rumors that GM could be considering a standalone Corvette brand that may include a Corvette SUV/crossover, and yes, a sedan model as well. Of course, that all remains just a rumor for now, but still, it’s an interesting thought nonetheless.
With that covered, let’s check out the rendering. The first things that should grab you are the proportions, which include a longer hoodline in front and an extended greenhouse in the middle. To fit a proper rear seat, the 2020 Corvette sedan ditches the mid-engine layout, instead adopting the more-traditional front-engine design. However, the nose section still offers the C8’s sharp styling, with pointed headlamps housings, deep hoodline creases, and a prominent lower splitter.
The profile reveals two extra doors, which replace the mid-engine model’s rear air intakes. Meanwhile, the roofline falls back into a familiar squared rear end. The 2020 Corvette sedan also goes sans spoiler for a clean look, although the blacked-out lower diffuser elements remain unchanged. What’s more, there’s a legitimate trunk with this one, as befitting a more practical four-door model.
If Chevy did end up producing a 2020 Corvette sedan, we think it would make for a great competitor to high-end sport sedans like the Porsche Panamera. And why not? With almost 500 horsepower under the hood, this thing would still be a rocket, even without the engine mounted at the midship position.
Would you sign off on something like this, or is our 2020 Corvette sedan a complete sacrilege? Let us know by posting in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news and 24/7 GM news coverage.
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Build it but don’t call it a Corvette.
Corvette is a car not a brand.
Porsche is a brand not a model but they don’t call everything a 911 do they?
There is a big difference between a model and brand. You F up the Corvette name you will take years to get back the equity. Just look what happened to the a Cadillac name.
I trust the Corvette team with the name but not the GM board.
Want to see what can happen? Look at Olds when they took the a Cutlass name on one of the best selling cars and applied it to a number of FWD cars that never lived up to the name, We know how that turned out.
Call this a Monza by Chevrolet. You can make it look like a Vette but don’t call this one.
Get ready for it. There will be Corvette 4 dr and corvette CUVs for sure. They are making Corvette into a brand . Bank on it. They are. Heck Mustang CUV is coming soon also. google it.
If this were on the market today, i would be on this like no other.
I really need 4 doors. I like the C8 a lot, but a C8 Z06 with 4 doors?
Now your talking,.
I don’t understand you…..if you need a 4 door automobile, you need room, and you want power…..solution….go buy a 2019 CTS V, or, a CT6 Platinum with the 3.0 TT (404hp.) trust me, it goes, I have one.
Don’t wish for something that’s not going to happen. When is a Corvette not a Corvette?…………When they try to make it all things for all people.
My dude… you literally just described a CTS-V.
Corvette is, and always has been, the Ultimate Chevrolet.
It needs to remain that way.
Wanna build a premium mid-engine 4-door?
Go ahead, just do it under the Chevy nameplate. Use Corvette mechanical bits in its design and construction. Even make it something to go after the Porsche Panamera if you wish.
Just do it right and be in it for the long haul, bc changing people’s perceptions of what CAN happen with a Bowtie will take time to change. But the DNA exists, from poor-man’s BMW 3-series Chevrolet SS (whose poor sales can be attributed to a total lack of marketing) back to the original Impala SSs of the 1960s and 1994-96.
Chevrolet has one of the richest performance histories of any mass-market brand. Much more can be done with it, if they only try.
SS was more so a poor man’s 5 Series. SS was never intended to be a volume selling vehicle. It more so served as a point of reference for Chevy’s Nascar racing program and to meet export requirements set by the Australian Government when it provided aid to Holden. Thus the PPV and SS were exported in limited quantities. There wasn’t any desire to devote marketing dollars for the model as it was a money loser for Holden from the get-go.
Well, this is a fun little article.
First, and foremost, they did not reimagine the C8 only to go back to putting the engine back in front of the driver.
Not that I would mind. I just don’t see GM doing that. Of course they could. I mean, the C7 is still a monster, and would make for a great sedan with most of the mechanicals already paid for and sorted out.
I’m a designer/artist. I like the conceptual render, but, it needs just a tad more “sedan-ness” to be called a sedan. IMHOP
On a positive note: At least it’s not another market-flooded SUV. But, I’m sure that may be in the works as well?
It will never happen,
Motor Trend just dyno tested Chevrolet’s new LT2 6.2L V8 and reports that the engine actually produces 558 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque as, this means the new naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 generates almost as much power as the LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 that makes 640 hp; stick the new LT2 6.2L V8 into any sedan and there will be buyers.. stick the new LT2 into the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban and like the C8 Corvette, there will be people lining up to place an order.
This is exactly what the Vette needs. A sub-brand Vette line-up for people who don’t want to ditch thier 2-seat Vettes. Can you imagine a C8 with it’s interior, engine, transmission in a C8 based 4-door and a SUV?, I’d add a shooting break option on the 2-seater. Of course it won’t be cheap but that’s the point.
Coming below it can be an Alpha based mainstream/performance sedan for those who can’t afford one and let America know what’s Chevy’s about…
This needs to be a hatch and it would have to be front engine to compete with the Panamera
Just step away from the computer. You’re done.
Long story short, this is a horrible idea.
Annd your Trax is ready for pickup, Mr. cupcake….
Sure then they will call the Trax a Corvette Trax then a Corvette Blazer.
Remember the Cultass Supreme was a great car then they display a Cutlass Calais, Cutlass Ciera, Cutlass International. And it just destroyed the Cutlass name the more greedy they got.
Let’s not build a better car let just use a name is the great risk.
I had a 1984 Cutlass Ciera that I drove for 26 years and sold it to a neighbor who kept driving it. It was a great sedan for carrying six (it had two benches) and the trunk was huge! The 3.0 L V6 was made by Buick so it never failed.
You have your Cutlass history wrong.
If Mercedes can do an AMG GT 4-dr, why the heck can’t Chevy do this?
Nope! We just want a ultra modern dramatically styled powerful four door RWD/AWD Chevelle, thats all! GM cant use Chevelle anymore? Fine, call it Laguna and get it done.
Just happy no one trying that on my 2 seater ZL1, back seats great for helmet and jacket and gloves.
If GM did this, would it be another 2.0T 8 speed junk ?
Or another 3.6 9 speed ?
Like the lack luster Cadillac sedans !
A Corvette is a Corvette, DONE !
A sedan is some other GM product.
The better sedan GM product used to be Cadillac, but all GM wants Cadillac to be now days is an average GM blah with a Cadillac badge.
In my opinion
BMW’s suck. They may have nicer interiors than Cadillac, but their Reliability is complete garbage. My dad had one and we couldn’t wait to get rid of them in 2 years. Oil issues, Transmission issues, electrical issues, the list goes on. My friend is experiencing the same problems with his BRAND NEW 330i. Meanwhile, my Chevy with a 3.6 has been flawless for the last 4 years and cost $13,500 less than a 330i. I would trust a Cadillac with the 3.6 Chevy engine more than the overpriced junk by BMW.
Just my Opinion.
C’on, is Porsche, Lamborghini, RR, Bentley (and soon) Ferrari less desirable because they have a SUV and sedan in the line-up?. This is one way why Europe surpass the US because of bolder steps.
A Vette SUV/sedan would pay for the innovations of the 2-seater and (most importantly) fresh new buyers to GM. Only the old faithfuls still want the Vette 2-seats and soon will trade it in for a one seater (coffins)…….
Rather see a CT6 Coupe and Wagon.
You have any more “magic corn”?
There’s a back seat to put a car seat. A family man/woman can have a Corvette and a family at the same time.
The Long Term success of the C8 has yet to be determined to include Mechanical related rec- alls and the total number of sales annually, until we get this reality on the surface with the 2 door model, a sedan version should not be high priority anytime soon at this point.
Anyone suggesting this should be shot.
Make this a 2 door with true 2 + 2 seating and call it the 7th gen Camaro and it most likely would be a big seller!
well fellows my wife is severely handicapped and I can get her equipment into our C7 G S Coupe. There will not be enough room in a C8 f—ing Frunk !!
Corvette will become a brand. Wait for the SUV. It has a green light..