Author: Jack
POSTED ON 09 Jul 2019

Leaked Images Of The C8’s Rear Facia Already Causing Drama

With the official debut less than a week away, an image of what appears to be the rear end of the highly anticipated mid-engine C8 Corvette has surface on the net – and somewhat unsurprisingly has caused quite a bit of a stir.

Styling is always something that is best left to personal taste – especially when it functionality has taken priority over form. If this is indeed the rear facia of the C8, we are going to have to hope the designers were going for function as styling seems to be a bit all over the place.

You can see a bit of Lamborghini with the sharp angles and hexagon design language. There also seems to be an ‘over design’ philosophy going on similar to the Civic Type R ( although that is purportedly all in the quest of functionality so in this case it should be acceptable as well).

The biggest and most blatantly obvious design element however has to be the fact it looks like a ‘squashed’ Camaro. Wither that is a good thing or not is up to you, but GM had that ability to design something completely new, and radical to celebrate the creation of their first ever mid-engine Vette. Instead – again if the leaked image is true – played the safe route and didn’t really explore the boundaries in terms of design. Hopefully the drivetrain of the C8, and the rest of the design, will be much more inspired.