Both Ferrari and McLaren have released roofless, windshield-less variants of their supercars in recent years in the way of the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 and McLaren Elva. These cars are intended to pay homage to a time when roofless race cars like the Ferrari 166 MM and McLaren M1A wowed race fans all over the globe and remind owners and fans of the storied racing past of both Ferrari and McLaren.
A rendering artist going by the username Carmstyledesign1 on Instagram recently tried his hand at designing one of these roofless roadster models based on the new mid-engine C8 Corvette. His design is basically the same as a regular Corvette C8, apart from the missing roof and windshield. The theoretical Corvette roadster also integrates the rear buttresses of the 2020 Corvette Convertible, giving it a similar look to the aforementioned Monza and Elva models. A low-mounted rear spoiler, different wheels wrapped in white-lettered tires and a subtle geometric graphic on the side of the car complete the package.
Call us crazy, but we actually think Chevrolet should build a limited-edition Corvette roadster model in the same vein as the Monza and Elva. Just like Ferrari and McLaren, Chevrolet also has a rich racing past that it could pay homage to with such a vehicle. The C1 and C2 Corvette were often modified in a similar way for racing, with teams cutting off the cars’ windshield and roof to help shed weight. We’d love to see Chevy give these old racers a nod with a modern-day roadster model based on the Corvette C8, but at the same time, we understand future performance variants like the Corvette Z06 and ZR1 are a bigger priority at the moment.
Could Chevrolet actually sell a Corvette roadster like this rendering? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.