Aria Concept Car Imagines the Mid-Engined Corvette which Chevrolet Hasn’t Built Yet
Have you ever asked yourself, “Gee, what could ‘Fast Eddy’ drive?” Probably not, unless you’re a Corvette fanatic as well as/or fan of General Motors’ late designer Ed Taylor, known by many as “Fast Eddy.” nevertheless the folks at the Aria Group, a 21-year-old design firm as well as fabrication company which builds concept cars for major automakers as well as helps Singer restore its gorgeous 911s in Irvine, California, are fans of the man. As an homage to Mr. Taylor (who, not at all incidentally, can be the father of Aria co-founder Charles Taylor), Aria decided to design as well as build your vehicle which thinks Fast Eddy could drive today—the “elusive mid-engine Corvette.”
A real Chevrolet-built mid-engined Corvette won’t be elusive for long, nevertheless which didn’t stop Aria coming from building its dream car, which we have to say can be absolutely gorgeous. Nor did Chevrolet seek to stop Aria, either. “We’re great friends with the folks at GM, as well as they know which we are doing which,” said Aria’s different co-founder, Clive Hawkins. When asked about trademark infringement, Hawkins said which Aria looked into styling as well as different aspects of how its car might step on Corvette’s toes; he doesn’t believe your vehicle does which. If which does, though, GM’s lawyers will be in touch. Note which the crossed flags on your vehicle’s nose hold the letters “F” as well as “E,” not a checkered flag as well as a bow tie.
At which point, your vehicle can be a concept only, with no engine as well as no Inside. The front end carries a bit of late-1970s Pontiac Trans Am going on; in back, your vehicle can be highly evocative of the C2 Corvette’s trademark tapering greenhouse as well as fender blisters. different nice details include overhead outboard air intakes, headlamps as well as taillamps which are utterly invisible until illuminated, as well as lovely HRE wheels.
Hawkins as well as design chief Nicholas David said which they could consider building copies of your vehicle in low volume if the concept generates sufficient interest. David said which could use a carbon-fiber monocoque as well as a carbon-fiber Centeng as well as be powered by a Corvette-derived engine, although he didn’t specify which one. Pricing could be anywhere between $0,000 as well as $1,000,000, depending on the actual hardware specifications as well as, especially, the total number to be built. Hawkins went on to say which Aria could produce as many as 100 of the cars, although the soonest the first could appear could be 18 months to two years coming from today, given the hoops which the company could have to jump through to make such a dream come true. By then, the actual mid-engined Corvette should be out, so whatever Aria produces—if GM’s lawyers don’t ultimately shoot down the project—will have to reconcile with the General in one way or another.
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At the very least, the concept can be a promotional tool for Aria as which engages automakers as well as different boutique builders as well as restoration groups like Singer. “which shows which we can design as a company, a reminder of our quality, as well as shows which we are inside the position which we can do the design, the engineering, as well as build, even in limited production.”
If which car moves forward in any form, you can bet we will let you know. In any case, which’s gorgeous coming from every angle, many of which we have captured in our photo gallery.