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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Split rear window?

Some spy photos of the interior leaked last week and it seems some auto blogs have begun to dissect the screen shots. Upon closer inspection some think that the C8 may have a split rear window. This is something that we haven't seen since 1963. https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019...t-rear-window/
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 07:57 AM
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With all the safety tech that's being placed on modern cars, rear visibility shouldn't be as much of an issue as it was in the past. Hard to know if this is accurate as the hatches of the test mules have been completely covered.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 04:02 PM
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The C8 seems to follow design traits similar to the NSX and R8, they have a one-piece rear shields and look perfectly fine.
Some things are better of left in another era instead of carried on to a challenging era for automakers.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 08:01 AM
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The rectangular design that we have seen doesn't look like what you would expect from a split window. But since nothing has been finalized the road going test mules may not be in production guise.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 03:01 PM
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I was actually hoping there would be some button for active aero because its what most supercars can benefit from these days.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Found a custom C7 that had a split window placed. This is similar in style to what we could be seeing on the C8. Shouldn't result in a huge loss of visibility either.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 03:15 PM
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That couldn't look more weird and unlike the C8, the C7's proportions better suit a split window setup, yet it fails.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 02:03 PM
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That still looks like a single pane of glass that's just been divided with trim. This has been an accessory since the early days of the C6 and I never understood the point.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 05:07 PM
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If the Corvette was still some what round like the Jaguar F-Type then I can see this working out. It's impossible without messing up the C8's natural lines.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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It was just a poor attempt at throwback styling to pay homage to models past, but I agree it doesn't quite work. In a mid engine car, the rear glass panel won't be used for rear visibility anyways.
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