• Mar 24, 2011
Soleil Anadi – Click above for image gallery

There's a grand old tradition of Italian coachbuilders rebodying Corvettes that stretches back for decades. And thankfully that tradition has been revived of late, giving us such radical creations as the Bertone Mantide and the Spada Codatronca. And now we can add one more to the mix.

Just shy of two years ago we brought you news of Ugur Sahin's Corvette Z03 design being put into production with input from a Corvette tuning house called Mallett Cars. Now it appears the final version, with some substantial tweaks to the styling, will be unveiled next month at the exclusive Top Marques show in Monaco.

Now carrying the nameplate Anadi and built under the Soleil Motors banner, the shape has apparently undergone some adjustments but is still recognizable as the same design. The see-through hood window, for example, is gone, as is the kink in the grille's lower lip, while the rear end features a more contemporary shape than the Daytona-like surface of the original design.

Overall, the Anadi still looks distinctly Sahin, and arguably more Corvette-like. But we'll have to wait another few weeks to see all the angles. In the meantime you can scroll through the few images available in the gallery below, the earlier design renderings in the one below that, and an earlier interpretation in the gallery after the break.




[Source: Top Marques Monaco]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      now...if chevy were smart, this should be the next vette. looks nice.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I feel like they were a bit lazy with the rear since it's very obviously a corvette just from looking at the rear end.
        • 3 Years Ago
        uuuh, maybe because it is a Corvette duuuh
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the front end, as it is less blocky and rectangular than the lower openings in the stock corvette's bumper cover.

      The roof is not really better than stock. a drop-window creates drag for no real reason. It isn't as though this is a mid-engined car with an engine under the rear deck, for airflow to be pulled up into that cavity behind the rear window, from the engine bay, like mid-engined older ferraris.

      I wish they had kept the corvette's clear targa roof, and just painted the side raised edges, and also the A-pillar trims. It would have been closer to the red rendered concept car's glass roof theme.

      Overall, it seems like a mixed bag of re-styled corvette, and no indication that the interior has been changed, which is more of an issue than the exterior.

      Frankly, I would rather see something that is a further departure from the base car, for all the effort of designing and building a coach-built car. I'd rather see the Growler E-type Jag revival as a corvette-based coach-build inside, out, and under the hood.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally! A car that is much more expensive than a Corvette, but which looks MUCH MUCH WORSE. Bravo!
      • 3 Years Ago
      ugly
      • 3 Years Ago
      Meh.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Make it a mid engine and it would be like a cheap rip off Ferrari.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's with all these lazy Corvette based cars?
      • 3 Years Ago
      The best picture is the one of it in yellow from an overhead 3/4 view.
      The details shots though are of a car with styling seemingly for its own sake. It wants to be something and ends up being nothing. I really wish more of these Vette re-body jobs would show some real effort, and especially do something with the rear. They all seem to leave that part as is. The interior is often neglected as well, which is a shame because that's one area where the car needs more work and creativity.

      This one is a yawn.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a generic sports car.

      Not a fan.
      • 3 Years Ago
      For those of you who looked at a C6 Corvette and thought "If only it looked more like a Sunfire... *wistful sigh*"