The Chevrolet Corvette 2020 is already quite wide, especially at the rear where the entries in the fenders force an extension of the body. Now a company called Xiegen wants to expand the ‘Vette by creating a wide body kit. The design is inspired by the C3 Corvette racing cars that raced in the 1970s. Currently, the vehicle only exists in renderings, but Xiegen wants the project to be completed in 2021. Once completed, there would also be performance updates.
At the front, Xiegen intends to equip the Corvette with a much larger and very sharp separator. The corner entrances are larger and rest at a steeper angle. In the middle, there are two uprights that divide this section into three openings. The hood also gains much more sculpture, including a large bump in the middle. This element is a signal from C3 racing cars but makes less sense from a functional point of view because there is no engine under the panel which needs this additional part or an additional air flow. .
On the sides, the wider wings at both ends and wider thresholds run between them. The entrance to the rear wing has a pointed shape. At the rear, there is a cutout to make room to access the fuel filling.
It’s a little more obvious when you look at the Xiegen design from the rear, but there is an entry on the roof to direct fresh air into the engine compartment. The tail also has a spoiler on the tip of the rear axle, and there is a massive wing that attaches between the tail lights. A circular exhaust pipe comes out of each corner in the lower section.
Xiegen also has a version of this body kit with a Stars & Stripes livery. It’s a design that comes straight from the 1970s Corvette racing cars.
There are no details on the planned performance improvements, but the C8 aftermarket is growing rapidly, so there should be plenty of options available to increase V8 output.