In 1969, the Ford Torino Talladega arrived on the scene as Ford’s newest challenger for the increasingly popular NASCAR Grand National Series. The aerodynamically optimized Torino Talladega pushed Ford’s rivals to produce similar offerings that had been specifically designed to go as fast as possible around a speedway, which eventually spawned the creation of the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II and, perhaps most notably, the Dodge Charger Daytona and related Plymouth Superbird.
The Charger Daytona and Superbird featured an almost comically tall rear wing that lent the cars some added stability while racing at high speeds. Their racing pedigree and 23-inch tall rear wings helped cement their respective places in the motorsports and muscle car history books and as such, many enthusiasts still view these special Mopars as some of the greatest performance cars Detroit has ever produced.
Marcell Sebestyen, an exterior designer for Kia Motors Europe, recently had the idea to slap the Charger Daytona/Plymouth Superbird rear wing on the back of the C3 Corvette in a digital rendering. While the C3 Corvette never raced in NASCAR, this unlikely mashup actually looks quite good. As Sebestyen said in his original Instagram post, the wing fits to the rear end of the Vette “surprisingly well,” and looks like a natural fit on the third-generation of Chevy’s long-running sports car.
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C3 Daytona / Mixing two of my favorite vintage American cars: the Corvette C3 and the Charger Daytona by giving the Corvette the enormous wing and the Daytona badge. I think they fit surprisingly well, the proportions come together to be an absolute rocket. What do you think? Could be a cool project though.. #C3 #CorvetteC3 #Daytona #C3Daytona #Charger #chargerdaytona #massivewing #yellowrocket #vintagemuscle #whynot
While many Chevy fans will see a C3 Corvette with a Charger Daytona as sacrilege, this rendering is just for fun. Sebestyen seems open to the idea of making it happen for real, though, saying such a build “could be a cool project,” for someone with the means and know-how. What do we think, GM Authority readers, would this be a cool real-life build, or just another way to ruin a perfectly good C3 Corvette?
Source: Marcell Sebestyen