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  • c8 split window easter egg?

    Could the rear hatch window with the drop down rear camera pod be a nod to the split window design?

    The concept drawing shows they were considering it.

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    Given all the complaints about rear vision in the SWC in 1963, I doubt it was ever seriously considered. Concepts are just that.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
      Given all the complaints about rear vision in the SWC in 1963, I doubt it was ever seriously considered. Concepts are just that.
      exactly. I think the slight split section created by the camera pod is a nod to that idea.

      Besides, if they had a split window, you couldn't see the engine.!
      The engine becomes the rest of the split.

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      Last edited by fvs; 07-30-2019, 10:44 PM.

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      • #4
        You could always silicone a piece of trim down the middle if you really like that look.
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        • #5
          If you look closely, the engine cover lines up pretty good with the center bar in the roof and rearwindow. So this is surely a nod to the split window.

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          • #6
            Had not really noticed that before but I tend to agree with FVS and Ace ... its a virtual split-window. And although I like the updated Stringray logo, I am not sure I like its placement ... hopefully it is only double-stick tape with no alignment pins.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
              You could always silicone a piece of trim down the middle if you really like that look.
              I think one of the few complaints about this car will be the lack of visibility in the rearview mirror. No reason to make it worse
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              • #8
                With its optional camera system, it will be superior. Without it, I do not yet know.😉

                But maybe it will be just fine without...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fvs View Post

                  exactly. I think the slight split section created by the camera pod is a nod to that idea.

                  Besides, if they had a split window, you couldn't see the engine.!
                  The engine becomes the rest of the split.

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                  Great observation/idea!

                  And one could paint the engine cover to color match the body to further create that affect.

                  Heck, one could be so bold as to also paint the lower part of the rear window frame/molding (you can see the lines are already there... that "continue" from the top) to try and make that affect even more pronounced.

                  I like the idea FVS!
                  Last edited by FrankLP; 07-31-2019, 12:15 PM.

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                  • #10
                    The roof and rear window mid area in the concept drawing looks like the Stingray emblem.
                    Last edited by Dr Low T; 07-31-2019, 06:31 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fvs View Post
                      Could the rear hatch window with the drop down rear camera pod be a nod to the split window
                      Confirmed, from Kirk Bennion, C8 exterior design chief:

                      https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2020-chevrolet-corvette-c8-mid-engine-design-inside-story/?wc_mid=4035:17221&wc_rid=4035:57965&_wcsid=CF15E2 65C75C3917FEEDB2E202D60C1BBC79D52E9368C059

                      The rearview mirror camera at the backlight’s leading edge, the rear glass’s subtle curve and lower notch, and the Stingray badge are subtle references to the split-window ’63.
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                      • #12
                        Excellent post. Thank you meyerweb.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by WillRockwell View Post

                          I think one of the few complaints about this car will be the lack of visibility in the rearview mirror. No reason to make it worse
                          It uses a rear view camera this gives 4 times the viewing area of a traditional mirror. It will be the best visibility you've ever had in a car. Look at the current Cadillac system. The only time the actual mirror will need to be used is in the Spyder with the top down.

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                          • #14
                            ^^^ Unless you get a 1LT, unfortunately. I agree with Will that rear visibility (without the camera) isn't going to be great through that very narrow rear window. I wonder if GM had originally planned to make the camera system standard, but decided to leave it out to meet the $60K figure.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                              I wonder if GM had originally planned to make the camera system standard, but decided to leave it out to meet the $60K figure.
                              Yeah could be. Of course my test driving the Lambo Huracan at more than 200K had horrible rear vis. Parking lots could be a nightmare.
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