Back in the days when the C3 Chevrolet Corvette was produced (think: between 1967 and 1982), the modding world was quite different from what we get today. As far as the visual side goes, one of the most critical assets of the contemporary customization realm revolves around photorealistic renderings that allow us to visualize proposals like never before—case in point with the ‘Vette that now occupies our screens.
We’re dealing with a pair of C3s here, and that’s because Yazid Oozeear, the digital artist behind the project, wanted to experiment with multiple ideas. And, since the machine was gifted with whatever parts necessary to make it turn heads and burn rubber (more on this below), this will undoubtedly give purists a hard time.
For instance, instead of, say, digitally restoring the pop-up headlights to their former glory, the pixel master sought inspiration in the high-tech-hard-life world of cyberpunk and gifted the car with a barely-lifted LED setup.
Then we have the widebody approach, which, surprisingly, seems to follow the machine’s original styling cues. The overfenders are filled by custom wheels that could quickly draw attention on their own, not least thanks to the copper finish, which reminds us of the 1960s revival: the De Tomaso P72 we met last year.
Now, if you find the super-sized splitter upfront or the vented hood a bit difficult to cope with, you might want to steer clear of zooming in on the yellow car in the background.
That’s because its hood is protruded by not one but two superchargers stacked on top of each other, for the fun of it – can you imagine how much muscle it takes to spin those blowers? Then again, those who adore this sort of imagination exercise should make sure to use the swipe feature of the Instagram post below, which brings us under the skin texture and lighting of this elaborate 3D project.