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What If Chevrolet Made A Corvette SUV?

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This is what a Corvette SUV could look like if Bob Lutz gets his way.

The idea of supercar and sports car manufacturers making SUVs was unthinkable a few years ago, but it's now a reality. Lamborghini launched the Urus SUV, while Aston Martin is preparing the DBX crossover and Ferrari is plotting an SUV that will be faster than the Urus. Even Bugatti could be jumping on the SUV bandwagon in the future.

But what if Chevrolet made an SUV version of the Corvette as a sportier alternative to the new Blazer concept? It seems unlikely to happen and would upset longtime fans of the American sports car. But that hasn't stopped Allcarnews from producing a render showing what a hypothetical Corvette SUV could look like.

Using the Camaro-inspired Blazer as a base, the artist has moved the wheels further back to stretch the wheelbase, and also increased the width as the artist notes the Corvette SUV would need to have a longitudinal platform rather than the Blazer's transverse FWD.

The hood and roofline have also been lowered to make the Corvette SUV look sportier, while the side vents have been taken from the 2019 Camaro, the grille has been taken from the Z06 Corvette, and the headlights are unique. The result is one of the more convincing Corvette renders we've seen. As for power, the Corvette SUV has been envisioned with a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 sending 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels.

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While it's unlikely to ever happen, former GM executive Bob Lutz believes there is a strong business case for Chevrolet to make a Corvette SUV as he thinks the C8 Corvette will struggle to attract new buyers. "If I were there, what I would do is develop a dedicated architecture, super lightweight, super powerful, Porsche Cayenne-like, only much better and a little bigger, medium-volume Corvette SUV," he said. He added that it should be a premium SUV starting at $100,000 and only offer V8 power.