This Is How To Ruin A Corvette C8 Stingray

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Sensitive viewers, beware.

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 is simply one of those sports cars that are ripe for a couple of custom upgrades. We've seen everything from extreme widebody kits to Chevrolet's own racy liveries for the 2021 Corvette, and both have shown how great this car can actually look.

But nothing much can prepare you for the flamboyant, multi-color C8 shared by Rick Dyer on the C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends) Facebook group. It's not just the choice of colors that seem better-suited to varieties of bubblegum, but also their random, trippy pattern.

Rick Dyer/C8 Corvette Owners/Facebook
Rick Dyer/C8 Corvette Owners/Facebook

Instead of accentuating the C8's eye-catching lines, the colors seem to conceal them almost entirely, similarly to the way that manufacturers use camouflage to hide the proportions of new releases. Needless to say, many of the comments on the original Facebook post were just as colorful and not especially kind, ranging from "hideous" to "who let the millennials buy these?"

We can't say we're big fans, either, as a huge part of the C8 is its visual appeal. The mid-engined layout gives it supercar proportions not unlike those of a Ferrari. But this isn't the first time that a C8 owner has made some questionable decisions. Just last month, there was the guy that stuck Ferrari badges on his Stingray; nobody was fooled.

Rick Dyer/C8 Corvette Owners/Facebook
Rick Dyer/C8 Corvette Owners/Facebook
Rick Dyer/C8 Corvette Owners/Facebook

We'd steer clear of all these tacky upgrades and stick with a respected aftermarket supplier or Corvette's own upgrades, which for the 2021 Corvette, includes a couple of new exterior paint options like Yellow Strike.

As with the 2020 version, power will still come from a 6.2-liter V8 engine with up to 495 horsepower. The best part of the 2021 model? It doesn't cost more and still starts at under $60,000. If you must have a bespoke paint job, we'd suggest asking some trusted friends for their thoughts in case you end up with a C8 that looks like it's had buckets of paint dropped on it.

2020-2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Front View Driving Chevrolet
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Source Credits: Rick Dyer/Facebook

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