If you can point to only one production Corvette that garners the most attention and highest prices, it would be the 1963 split-window. We’re not talking about Grand Sports or other limited production unicorns. Now, what if a reimagined split-window Corvette was created in series production as an electric car? Ava HyperClassic in Ireland is doing it.
This will be a 1,200 hp super coupe Corvette, and the price is super as well
And what’s great about it is who is on board. The original concept designer of the Stingray, Pete Brock, and more recent designer Ian Callum. This will be a 1,200 hp super coupe, and the price is super as well. How about around $2 million?
Legendary designer Pete Brock has so many credentials it’s hard to know where to start. As the youngest designer hired at GM he penned the Stingray back in 1957. Soon he left to drive and design for Carroll Shelby. There he penned the Daytona Cobra and original Shelby Mustangs.
Doing more designing when he wanted to be racing Brock left Shelby
Doing more designing when he wanted to be racing he left Shelby to start BRE Racing. Those late-1960s to early-1970s Datsun race cars were his babies. The red and white 510 sedans and 240 Zs with the red and blue stripes are iconic. From there the twists and turns his career made have gotten him to this rethink of his iconic concept.
Callum has designed many sports cars for both Aston Martin and Jaguar. The DB7, Vanquish, DB9, XK, and F-Type, are all from the fertile design mind of Callum. Just to show you it’s in the blood his brother Murray only last week retired as vice president of Ford Global Design. That’s a different story for another time.
The first project for Ava with the two iconic designers will be a reimagined C2 Corvette split window. Subtle changes will hopefully sweeten the already timeless coupe. Now, Brock has had a long time to imagine what he would have done differently had he been at GM when his concepts were productionized. But that task ended up in the capable hands of Larry Shinoda, but that too is another story for another time.
Plans call for the reimagined C2 Corvette to have between 1,200 and 2,000 hp
Plans call for the reimagined C2 to have between 1,200 and 2,000 hp from its electric motors. As for the electric power, it’s where everything is headed. Why not be ahead of the curve with a C2-inspired supercar that blends right into the 21st century?
Next month the Ava Corvette will officially be revealed. Prices being bounced around are between $1.4 and $2.4 million. With the principals involved and the anticipation in the air, you know this is going to be good. We can’t wait.