The Cadillac Blackwing sedans are impressive, no doubt about it, but when it comes to scratching that mid-engine itch, it takes something like the Cadillac Cien concept to satisfy. Now, however, it looks as though the folks at Competition Carbon are cooking up this tasty V-12-powered Cadillac supercar for SEMA 2022, based on the C8 Corvette.
Recently posted as a rendering to the Competition Carbon Instagram feed (@competitioncarbon), the new digital images preview a body kit for the popular mid-engine C8 Corvette. Based in the U.S., Competition Carbon has a number of composite body components on offer for the C7-generation Chevy Corvette, including hoods, bumpers, wings, and more. Now, the company hopes to transform the C8 Corvette with this new body kit.
The kit is shown in several different colors, and would appear to replace just about every body panel of the C8 Corvette, save for maybe the roof. The lines are sharp and pointed, with an X-shaped front bumper, venter front hood treatment, pumped-up fenders, a roof mounted scoop, and boxy rear end with a prominent lower diffuser. Quad exhaust tips are mounted high in the rear hatch, while the rear wing looks to have some sort of active element to it. A wingless version is also shown.
Although this upgraded ‘Vette doesn’t have overtly obvious Cadillac design elements, the vertical lighting signatures do look somewhat in-line with what one would expect from a Caddy.
The concept is called the C120R, and is offered as a nod to Cadillac’s 120th anniversary next year. To add even more hotness to this reworked Corvette C8, word has it Competition Carbon is working towards dropping the Corvette’s standard naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine in favor of some sort of V12 replacement.
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Sounds promising. Either way, the Carbon Competition C8 Corvette body kit is set to debut next year at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas.