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Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Beautifully Rendered by a Korean Studio

If the test cars captured on video at the Nurburgring do prove to be the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, the artwork above could effectively be our first look at the next-generation American sports car in the flesh.


General Motors has yet to formally acknowledge the existence of a mid-engine Corvette project, but spy shots and videos from all over the world prove that the automaker is working on something with a mid-engine chassis layout. It is widely believed that this mysterious sports car will be the next generation of the Chevrolet Corvette and many people expect that this car – which is rumored to be completely replacing the traditional front-engine layout – will make its grand debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Kool K Sung Studio in Korea also believes that the car that we all believe to be the mid-engine Corvette will be the next Chevy supercar, so the artist took the many spy shots and videos and created an undisguised rendering of the C8 Corvette. KKSStudio has a selection of what the artist calls “naked spyshots” and his Corvette is terrific, possibly revealing the C8 Corvette before GM has even talked about the car.

Mid-Engine Corvette
If you have followed the trail of spy shots and videos of what we believe to be the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, this artwork should be familiar. By using what he can see in the images and videos floating around the internet, he was able to effectively remove the camouflage and completed the areas unseen in the online footage.

The result is a great-looking sports car that could be the next generation Corvette. It has big vents up front and along the side, with those side openings likely feeding the mid-mounted V8 engine. It is distinctly designed with the past lines of the Corvette in mind, even though the front end is much shorter and the rear area is much longer, as the vehicle’s proportions are shifted with the relocation of the engine.

Again, this is only a piece of artwork depicting what one Korean artist expects from the mid-engine Corvette, but from what we have seen in spy shots, the real thing could like just like the picture above.


Kelly (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 6:41PM

This rendition of the mid-engine Corvette is ugly. It needs to come in under priced. What ever they ask they need to lower it by 10 grand and hire some new stylist.

Ed (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 6:42PM

I like it. As long as the price is right and the power is right. Even though it looks like a super car, it can't be priced like a super car. If base model comes in around $68,000 it will sell. Some people are complaining, but I would buy it.

Chaz (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 6:43PM

This is mid-engine Corvette looks good. At least it doesn't have a big rear end, wide body projections, steam roller tires and small Cessna wing on its rear end. Just smooth flowing lines that look like a true sports car.

Bruce (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 6:43PM

Really, not much can be done with the mid engine design to make it look more Corvette. All mid engine cars look so similar. I am waiting to see one with my own eyes parked next to my C7 Corvette. Then hen I'll know.

Jesse (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 6:46PM

I am glad it's only a rendering because it's an ugly one. Chevy can do a better job with Corvettes.

Michael (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 6:47PM

What are the color combinations and how soon can I place my order?

Chaz (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 6:56PM

It's not about style! It's about performance and it always has been starting with Duntov. Corvette is not a design icon, a show car or a road trip car! But any owner can use it in those ways if they choose (one could use an Abrams tank for a commuter but that is not what it's designed for). Corvette is and always has been a concept, a concept of a high performance road course sports car. That is the reason GM designs, develops, tests and produces Corvette. Why on earth do you all think they're doing all the tests at the Nurburgring--it's a sports car race track.

Paul (not verified)    September 19, 2018 - 10:01PM

I do not or have not owned a Corvette, but aside from the fact it looks like an Acura to me, and I understand a purist not liking it. I think it looks nice. In the end, I hope the interior is upgraded and it’s all about the performance for the dollar.