The brand new for 2020 Corvette C8 is only just hitting the showrooms, but that hasn’t stopped one budding designer from imaging what its predecessor, the C9, will look like. The designer in question? Brazilian designer Ruperto Mallosto, and he may have done something somewhat controversial… specifically, his imagination of the C9 is a front-engine design.
The C8 is the first Corvette to be in a mid engined format, so it is very unlikely that the C9 will switch back to being front-engined. It’s even more unlikely the C9 will feature an engine at all, with bookmakers suggesting that the next Corvette will most likely be an all-electric vehicle – as is always the case with the rumour mill though, time will tell on that front.
Having said that, it is refreshing to see what a modern front-engined Corvette C9 could look like and personally, we think it looks absolutely fantastic. We love how many angles it has, especially at the front and sides, which could be a throwback to the C7 which featured a more angular design than the C8. The C9 also features a long bonnet to house its front installed engine and at the back of the vehicle, we can see a short deck rear as well as quad exhaust pipes.
I’m sure that this front-engined amalgamation will be abhorrent to some petrol heads out there, but to be honest, we think renders are great to offer up an alternative look at what could have been or what will be in the future. As well as this, I personally love it and think it looks gorgeous.
We can’t wait to see what the C9 actually looks like and will bring you any and all information regarding the future Corvette, as and when that will happen.. you might have to wait a while.