• Nov 7, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of C3R renderings

While it can be argued that the current Corvette is the best ever built, there are those who would say the C6 is, well, homogenized. Safe. Boring, even, at least in the looks department.

Christian Cyrulewski would be among those who are visually disinterested in the current Corvette. But instead of grousing about it over a beer or six with the local Corvette club, he's taken matters into his own hands and come up with the C3R. In his words, that stands for "third-generation retro Corvette based on the sixth-generation (C6) platform."

Christian's website is short on details but rife with renderings of a curvaceous custom Corvette based on the latest platform out of Bowling Green. Top Speed says Christian plans to cruise the Woodward Dream Cruise next year in a C3R prototype, and if there's enough interest, could offer a kit version of the car. Like your retro-styled muscle cars with actual muscle? Top Speed says Christian also plans a 427-powered version of the kit complete with side pipes. No word yet on pricing, availability, or, heck, validity of the C3R, but we'll keep ya posted.


[Source: Top Speed]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I was hoping you guys would write about this design. It would be awesome to see the guy's idea to become a reality. This blows the current Corvette out of the water, IMO.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do any new cars have hide-aways?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it. It looks better than the C1 + C5 conversions.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice! That's what I'm talking about!!

      Let's leave the eighties/nineties styles back in the decades they came from and reach back further to the glorious old school, before the time of big hair and fuzzy-dice...

      Camaro ditched the cheap, fleet look - you can do it too, 'vette!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice, I like it. Although there was something that just didn't sit right with me in the area above the rear wheel. Its probably most noticeable in the first picture of the gallery. I've had a hard time figuring out exactly what I would change. I think the rear wheels need to be brought forward (remove the brake, with less space between door and wheel arch, and more between wheel arch and tail. Then taper the rear down and in a little more.
      Obviously the designer was limited and couldn't change the wheelbase.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The last chrome bumper on a Corvette was on the 1972 model. All we need now is 454 or 427 block and we are in busines. It actully looks better than the C6
        • 6 Years Ago
        actually, the '73 had chrome in the back still, but that was all.
          • 6 Years Ago
          True, I had one with a 454. I meant last chrome on front.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The C3 has always been my favorite Vette. I'd trade in my C6 in a heartbeat for one of these!!!
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      That thing is sexy! Though I don't like hidden head lights.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Yeah no need for extra mechanical parts just for looks. Even the NSX did away with that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If they were to ever go "retro" look at the '63/'64 split window for inspiration. Although these renderings are pretty nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just make this the next Corvette. I'm not that much of a Vette fan but this thing is pretty sweet
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've been wanting to see something like this for too long. The key element that i felt needed to be addressed was the boring upright b-pillars, and i loved the fairing-style swept-back pillars on the original C3. Sure it reduces the trunk lid to a tiny hatch, but damn it looks good! And I agree, it would be interesting to see some exposed headlights on this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I quite quite put my finger on it, but there's something about the current generation Vette body that's out of proportion. I can't figure out if it's the length (too long) or if it's too flat & wide.

      In any case, I like the retro touches in this design.
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