With an impressively low starting price of just over $60,000 and supercar-rivaling performance right out of the box, it’s easy to see why the C8 Corvette has generated so much hype or the past year or so. There’s still a ton of love out there for the front-engine C7 Corvette, though, which can be purchased for much less lightly used and has stronger aftermarket support at the moment.
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This rendering of a fictional widebody C7 Corvette body kit serves as an indicator of Corvette enthusiasts’ lasting passion for the C7. The rendering was completed by an amateur artist on Instagram and re-imagines the C7 Corvette with an extra widebody kit, a massive chassis-mounted rear spoiler, Le Mans-style rear diffuser and unique trapezoidal triple exhaust setup.
The artist also fiddled with the front end a bit, applying smaller headlights with different LED daytime running lights and integrating a wide-mouth grille and large radiator. Ultra-wide front and rear fenders house a set of large directional alloy wheels shod in Pirelli P Zero rubber, which are joined by massive carbon-ceramic brakes with red-painted brake calipers. A black and silver contrasting paint job with red painted accents rounds out the changes made to this custom C7 Corvette.
While the design of this rendering is a bit outlandish, there are plenty of widebody kits for the C7 Corvette that can achieve a similar look. One of our favorites is from German company Prior Design and includes widened front and rear fenders as well as different front and rear fasciae. Prior’s kit is made of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic and fits all C7 Corvette model variants, from the base Stingray to the range-topping ZR1. There are also a number of new widebody kits available for the mid-engine C8 Corvette, like the one developed by Japanese company Pandem, for example.