Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2013 Chevrolet Corvette?


This is just an illustration.
Inspired by the concept we saw a couple of years ago. About which GM then said it was not the next Corvette, so who knows...

I personally think the next Corvette should go retro.
They have so many old designs to be inspired by.
It just doesn't seem to have the edge it needs in a modern design. Somehow...

Maybe it could be smaller too. It is still this old fashion american icon that only older guys seem to be interested in.
I think it's time for them to appeal to a larger audience.
A smaller retro design with tons of personality could be good for the Corvette. It worked for the Mustang and Camaro.

What do you think???

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think retro is the way to go for your halo car.. but smaller/lighter would definitely be better. The Transformers-inspired styling is a logical step, but maybe they could quietly do away with the basket handle roof and humongous bubble-back glass they've been slavishly applying for the last 5 generations.

Hammer said...

Please refer to the original source. This renderings made by Jakusa in 2009, and he published first on hvtm.hu

http://hvtm.hu/index_en.php3?ID=9000&carID=9199&tID=69

Thanks,
Hammer

Anonymous said...

Great design, average reliability, superior driving dynamics. However, I am tired of seeing only old farts and rednecks driving it.

Anonymous said...

This picture has been around for a long time. Vince, maybe one of the reasons "old guys" like the 'Vette is because "young guys" can't afford one. How many "young guys" can afford a Porche, GTR, R8, insert sportscar here in this economy? I'm sure the next 'Vette will be a world class car.

Anonymous said...

absoluetly Vince. It should be retro

Truth is...... said...

This is a GM.....period. Nice looking car, nice performing car. Price is in exotic car range. Certainly asking too much of a commoners brand!

Dav said...

No More Retro!

This thing's a perfect evolution for the Corvette.

john m said...

The reason why you see "old farts" driving these things is because that's about the time somebody can afford one of these cars. I'm about 10 or so years from becoming an old fart myself and I figure that's when I figure I'd be able to afford one. I wish I could have had one earlier but I'm afraid that's not how it works:(

slab99 said...

I'm one of those old farts that could afford this (justify the cost-NO), but this doesn't appeal to me at all. It looks like a late model vette with after-market kits tacked on.

Anonymous said...

Agree, lets say instead of retro, a modern interpretation of a classic vette design!

Truth is........ said...

I have money thank you, and im in my late 40's. I will find another 30K and get a maserati!

Carl said...

I think we need something revolutionary in design, as the C4 was to the C3...this is just another warmed over C5 or C6...

Anonymous said...

The Vette needs to be completely re-thought. It's considered to be crude, plastic, chintzy and buffoonish and would never seriously be cross-shopped with a Porsche. It's a lottery winner's car.

They need to go one of two ways, a Ferrari fighter in both style and performance. They's have to make it much more exotic looking and use better materials throughout. But I'm not sure that that approach would erase their gold chain and pinky ring image. Or they could be a 911 fighter. Then they'd have to slim it down and make it a lot more athletic looking. But good gawd, do something Chevy!

Scion xBoy said...

The front end fascia looks similar to the one on that stingray concept that was also seen on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It would be really nice if GM can make it as close to that concept as possible. That's as much retro as I'm willing to take however a production Corvette does need to evolve and stay relevant in styling just like other sportscars and supercars out in the world.

Anonymous said...

The problem with the current Vette is that it looks stupid...I doubt that will change and therefore the Vette will only be purchased by older guys.

Anonymous said...

Nice design. But by the time it gets to market there'l be a Ferarri-inspired/Masarati-Modified Dodge Viper V10 to bury it deep!

Anonymous said...

I like it. But I'll wait to see the next-gen Viper before making a purchase.

www.AllClassics.com said...

Too big, Bulbous and over the top in a time when simplifying is the fashion.

Anonymous said...

I must be the only one who agree's with your retro idea.
I think you could do something nice based on the 54 model.
Think of something a bit like the Audi TT but round headlights, Vette grille, and of course powerful front engine rear drive ( or AWD) on state of the art suspension.