Corvette C7 Gets Playfully Rendered as Lightning McQueen and It Definitely Works

Whether you have kids or not, odds are you know at least a little bit about Disney’s Cars animated movie franchise. Produced by Pixar Animations, it stars a character named Lightning McQueen, which was said to have been designed after a Le Mans endurance racer mixed with a stock car.
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The result has always been somewhat Corvette-ish, which is why we’re glad to finally see somebody render one of the world’s most famous cartoon race cars as a real Corvette C7—or rather the other way around.

Responsible for this illustration is artist Oscar Vargas, who took to Instagram to announce his collaboration with Disney for an upcoming Cars 4 movie. It was, of course, an April Fool’s prank, but that didn’t stop us from admiring his work.

In order to get the C7 Corvette to look more like Lightning McQueen, Vargas added a pair of bulging eyes on the windshield, snarky little grin on the front fascia, chunky “Lightyear” tires like the ones worn by the animated character, lightning-theme based decals, and a large rear wing.

In reality, and we’re using the term "reality" very loosely here, McQueen’s rear end mostly features a ducktail spoiler instead of a traditional wing. He did get a wing in Cars 2, but in the first and third movies, his creators went with the ducktail design. The same goes for the original Cars: The Video Game.

Even though this is a render, it’s definitely the best depiction of Lightning McQueen we’ve seen using a real car as a blueprint. It’s even better than the McQueen wrap used on this Dodge Challenger a few years back, especially since the character looks nothing like a Challenger.

As for whether or not Cars 4 is actually happening, there's no official word at the moment. However, it's somewhat unlikely that we've seen the last of Lightning McQueen on the big screen.

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About the author: Sergiu Tudose
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Sergiu got to experience both American and European car "scenes" at an early age (his father drove a Ford Fiesta XR2 supermini in the 80s). After spending over 15 years at local and international auto publications, he's starting to appreciate comfort behind the wheel more than raw power and acceleration.
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