• Apr 6, 2008

We weren't really under the impression that the Corvette ZR1 was lacking anything. It's got the whole package - the power, looks, and even a (relatively) decent price tag. Apparently South African designer Idries Noah saw something much more and came up with his incredible design using the ZR1 as a platform. If you recognize the name, it's because Idries also came up with the unofficial Ferrari F250 Concept that we drooled over back in December. His latest design, dubbed the Fireblade, takes inspiration from the Stingray Corvette, Gillet Vertigo, and Shelby Daytona. Like the ZR1, it features the supercharged LS9 V8 displayed for the world to see under the clear portion of the hood. The result is a very attractive combination, and it's a shame that the car exists only in the digital world. Perhaps, like the Vandenbrink 599 GTO, enough people with excessive amounts of discretionary income will be interested in the design enough to consider a production version.


[Source: SeriousWheels.com via WorldCarFans.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I see Lotus somewhere in it. Although this design is unique and ultra modern looking, I don't think it fits the ZR1.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like he shrunk the cabin and added mass. If so, then it is probably best left in the digital world.

      The lines are nice if a bit exaggerated. I'd stcik with the production Vette as the best balance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is idiotic. People are dazzled too easily these days by swoopy creases and angry eyes. Gone are mainstays like grace, fluidity, proportion, and coherence. It's as if you're all sitting behind your monitors chugging an energy drink and ranting about how EXXXTREME this car is. I find it ridiculous and offensive. More Vandenbrink, and less fourteen year olds who never moved beyond what they sketched in their algebra notebooks, please.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now that I think about it, GM should have redesigned the Corvette before they released ZR-1. Now that they have released the ZR-1, (a legendary model, I guess) I'd say give it like 6-8 more years before a redesign. *sigh* This would make a nice Corvette though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it looks good from the rear 3/4 view. The front is trash.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that's nasty aggressive in a nice way. Much better than the current boring designs in production.
      • 6 Years Ago
      While I'm not convinced by the front either, there's nothing wrong with the stance, and the rear isn't half bad.

      Could use a little refinement though, and I agree that there is some exaggeration, but come on, have you never seen what the drafts of actual production vehicles look like?

      Exaggeration serves a purpose, it highlights what the designer thinks are the focal points of the design. Concept sketches are just that, and do not necessarily have to be possible or implementable from an engineering standpoint :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      hawttt daymmm!

      This thing makes the GT-R look dated!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Could be me, but I see a little bit of the Chrysler Fire Power concept from certain angles. It also reminds me of something else I've seen before but can't quite recall...