While it would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been a rough year for each and every automaker, the team behind the C8 Corvette might just be the most unlucky of them all. Not only did the coronavirus pandemic affect the car’s production run, but issues with suppliers and a UAW dispute last year resulted in far fewer cars leaving Bowling Green than we anticipated. However, GM is looking to brighten some new C8 Corvette Stingray owners day with some sneaky easter eggs placed on the windshield. These were not previously seen on earlier C8 builds.
These new C8 Corvette easter eggs were first reported by the team at Corvette Blogger (images here), after they were identified by Dave Salvatore of Kerbeck Corvette. According to the report, new C8 Corvette owners who have recently taken delivery of their cars will find an image of Zora Arkus-Duntov etched into the lower section of the windshield on the passenger side.
Dontov is lovingly known as the Father of the Corvette, and was responsible for turning the car into the sporty machine that we all know and desire today. However, his vision for the sports car was very different from what we had received for six decades. Duntov was a racer at heart, and he believed that the Corvette should adopt a mid-engine platform in order to dominate the likes of Ferrari and Aston Martin at Le Mans. Duntov would go on to helm the development of GM’s CERV I and CERV II prototypes, as well as the oh-so-cool Aerovette. However, no mid-engine Corvette would ever leave the factory during his tenure at the company.
The second easter egg that can be found on the latest crop of C8 Corvettes is a Team Corvette banner, which is also located in the lower section of the windshield. This of course is a nod to the team of engineers and designers who were responsible for bringing Duntov’s idea to life. While these visual tweaks are minor, we’re sure that the Corvette die-hards will be glad to see their people get some recognition. We’re not sure that it is quite enough to redeem this botched first year of sales however.