December 26, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
The new design idea, which was influenced by the move from a front to a mid-engine configuration, was well received by everybody when Chevrolet unveiled the C8 Corvette in 2019.
One of these individuals was probably Audi designer Jason Battersby, who chose to redesign the ‘Vette using a style influenced by the C2 and C3 versions. The long hood features the C2 and C3 design motifs, a hint that is reminiscent of the iconic muscle car period and vehicles like the Ford Mustang and Plymouth Superbird. The hood has a more aerodynamic appearance thanks to chrome outlets that are reminiscent of the second-generation Chevrolet Corvette.
The sleek and sophisticated appearance seems to be a hallmark of Battersby, who was involved in the Audi Grandsphere concept’s design.
While the “very simple” five-spoke wheel design complements the redesigned Vette’s modest character lines on the side profile, the nameplate’s iconic muscular and athletic design elements are still there. The Vette was first released in 1953.
The rear end features a four-piece taillight arrangement with a clean finish, evoking the Ferrari Roma. With a contemporary twist, the C2’s split-window rear is also included.
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A noticeable diffuser with two exhaust points below suggests the automobile was originally intended to have an internal combustion engine.
As a last touch, Battersby gave the Corvette emblem a makeover that was uniquely his. “I chose a matte/glossy approach for the images and streamlined the design instead of going with the traditional beveled edges with color inlay. Simple, sleek black logo that continues the Corvette flag tradition—no chrome, no hassle.”
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Is Battersby the right person to manage the design team for General Motors’ next C9 Corvette, which is anticipated to launch in 2028?
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