With a steady stream of leaked renderings and spy shots of late, people are seemingly pretty fired up about this next-generation, C7 Chevrolet Corvette. Perhaps you've noticed?

Word out today will do nothing but add fuel to that enthusiast fire, as the Vette faithful have delivered what is believed to be a very accurate rendering of the rear portion of the C7. The new car would appear to have P-shaped taillights that borrow heavily from the Chevy Camaro, those being a huge departure from the traditional round units usually sported by the Corvette. The rear lighting seen here is accented by a black surround that gives it the units a "mascara" effect that we're not entirely comfortable with on America's finest sports car.

Also visible here is an appropriate fastback shape that seems to end neatly in an extended rear lip spoiler. In all, the rendering shows a snippet of a car that, while nothing like the Corvette of the now, seems set to take the marque on a big leap forward.

The best part of it all: Autoblog's insider sources tell us that what we're seeing is, in fact, very close to what we're going to get. A bit of spoiler height here and a vent there may be out of size, but by and large, this rendering represents the reality of the next Chevrolet Corvette's terminus.

Make your voice heard – tell us what you think of this as the rump for the new Vette in Comments.


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      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would prefer it borrows no distinct design cues from the Camaro.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow look at that Cormaro.
      treeinsc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Give me back the four round lights!
      travisjb
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the car, love everything about it - except the rear... why make it look like its cheaper sibling? makes no sense... just adds a bit of redneck, attracting a crowd it already OWNS, and scares away the rest of us
      Nickoo
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks great. More angular, more aggressive, less round. Round tail-lights won't work with that theme so it's good to see them go.
        GN
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nickoo
        Finally some sense!
        Ron
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nickoo
        Fine but why use the freaking Camaro tail lights? Why not design some that are uniquely corvette. Not like they had two options... Round or Camaro....
          TrueDat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ron
          Lets be real.. if anything, the Camaro is using squared-off Corvette taillights. The Camaro only had rounded lights for a few years in the early 70's. Other than that, they were pretty traditional. While these lights are sharp around the edges, they are still distinctly Corvette.
      gofast182
      • 2 Years Ago
      It may have been said already but where's the respect for the heritage of this halo car? Did Toyota look to the Solara when designing the LF-A? No. Did Honda look to the Accord when designing the new NSX? No. Does Ford look to the Fiesta when designing the Mustang? No. IMO, if true, this is a gutless move by GM. "Well gee, the Camaro got praised for its styling so by gosh if we slap it all over everything those cars will all be praised, too "
      cardesign101
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like the fastback shape. Not a fan of the tail lights, extra angular body work on the bumper, or the keeping 4 tailpipes in the middle. GM , why must your sports cars look like caricatures from a Transformer movie?
      MikeInNC
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the tail lights, I really do but, IMO, they look far too much like the new Camaro tail lights. Yes, I know they aren't the same but the shape is really derivative. I prefer something far more unique for America's supercar. Still, not bad.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who says the General doesn't have a sense of humor.For god sakes it's not even April.
      TitanSubZero15
      • 2 Years Ago
      lol. A lot of people were bashing the Viper for having the rear end of a Maserati. Now the Corvette seems to be having the Camaro's rear end... at least the C7 sort of had those circular shaped lights underneath those edges.
      cardesign101
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the fastback shape. Not a fan of the over-zealous angles on the rear bumper and tail lights. I hope this car doesn't become "transformerized".
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      The shape of the rear is unmistakably Vette, infact I'm going to go as far and say this is more of a natural progression of the current design with just the added lip spoiler and the angular influence of the Stingray concept. Also as far as the taillights and “mascara" affect it is also influenced off the Stingray concept, however on the Stingray concept the tail lights are hidden behind a mesh grill of sorts and the angular bits of sheet metal are pointing up on either ends, where as on this rendering the “mascara” affect is trying to imitate this as best they can without having to drastically to change the vehicles body and the angles are pointing downward. Just go look at picture of the Stingray concept showing the rear and compare it the rendering. Also note the quad exhaust remains like on the concept. Say what you will but I would image in to be very costly to stamp metal out exactly like the concept vehicle.
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        I agree. When looking at this so-called rendering, it looks like they took the Stingray concept and mated it with a Camaro. At the end of the day, I'm left with the same gripes about the rear end. It's not "Corvette" enough. One is too radical, and the other is too Camaro-ish Give it the instantly recognizable 4 circular taillights, and then we'll be on the right track.
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