The Chevrolet Corvette has been with us for nearly 70 years at this point, during which time the car has seen its fair share of highs and lows. Out of all of the Corvette models that we’ve seen over the years however, none are as beautiful or as sought-after as the C2 Corvette. Built for just four short years between 1963 and 1967, the C2 is the car that propelled America’s Sports Car to the pantheon of all time greats. Now though, the Irish folks at Ava want to take a crack at the icon with a little help from the legendary Peter Brock and Ian Callum. This is the 1,200 horsepower Ava Hyperclassic, and it’s an electric vehicle.
For those who aren’t up to speed on their automotive designers, Peter Brock and Ian Callum are about as good as they come. Brock was responsible for the original design of the C2 Corvette we’ve all come to know and love, as well as the Shelby Daytona Coupe. Callum on the other hand is best known for his work with Jaguar and Aston Martin. If you’ve ever drooled over a DB7, a Vanquish, a DB9, an XK or an F-type, you have Mr. Callum to thank. Now though, the two designers have teamed up with Ava to revisit and reimagine the vehicles that made these two men famous over the years. First on the list is the C2 Corvette, though this time it won’t have a V8 engine.
The Ava Hyperclassic won’t be a direct carbon-copy of the C2 Corvette in terms of design, but rather an evolution of the form. That said, the one teaser image they’ve shared thus far is strikingly similar to the C2, if not slightly more refined. Though that is to be expected when a designer has had 50 years to think about design tweaks. We don’t have any real details about the powertrain at this time, except for the fact that output is expected to be between 1,200 and 2,000 horsepower. A bit more potent than the 435 horsepower Chevrolet had on offer during the car’s initial production run.
As one might expect with a vehicle like this, the Ava Hyperclassic isn’t going to come cheap. When it makes its official debut sometime next month, it is expected that the car will carry a price tag between $1.4 and $2.4 million. You could certainly buy a whole C2 Corvette collection for that money, along with a lifetime-supply of fuel.
How do you feel about this electrified interpretation of the C2 Corvette, and which car would you like to see Ava tackle next?