This C8 Corvette body kit is the maddest thing you’ll see today
The coming year will mark quite a significant point in the history of the American motoring industry. In fact, 2020 will be the first year that a customer will receive a mid-engine Corvette with production of the C8 generation getting started in the New Year.
As soon as that first car hits, be sure that tuning companies will be quick to unveil their takes on the car. The digital world seems to have jumped the gun a tad though as designer, Hugo Silva has created this rather bonkers widebody kit that has more angles on it than a spy plane.
Thanks to the C8’s lack of curves, overall the kit seems to work. However, there are a few little details that I personally wouldn’t choose to add myself.
First up, the front bumper has a couple of carbon fibre additions that give the car a handlebar moustache – talk about dogs looking like their owners. Next, the rear wing I would have to say is a little intricate for my liking. If the struts were a touch thicker and didn’t arch rearwards, I think the whole thing would tie in nicely.
What I absolutely adore about this design is how the rear end looks. The shape of the taillights is reflected perfectly in the size and shape of the diffuser into which blend the exhaust pipe exits. For some reason, that mess of different lines is very appealing to the eye. Almost like an Eton Mess.
Finally, the dart shape of the C8 Corvette has been kept, and even accentuated thanks to the widen rear wheel arches. In fact, from above it looks like the folds in the bonnet continue to the car’s haunches.
If it were possible to simplify the front end, I have to say that I’d be very interested in getting this kit installed on my imaginary sportscar. Let me know what you think of the design in the comments.