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A German Tuner Is Building 20 Corvette Shooting Brakes

A tuning company that specialises in modifying Opel cars in Germany has turned its hand to the C7 Chevrolet Corvette, and we like what we see

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A German Tuner Is Building 20 Corvette Shooting Brakes - News

Feast your peepers on a highly exclusive shooting brake adaptation of Chevrolet’s C7 Corvette. Built, bizarrely, by Opel modification specialist Bitter Cars, it’s a throwback to its 1970s Opel Diplomat-based shooting brake called the CD.

The CD used a Chevrolet V8 and it looks as though Bitter is looking to rekindle a relationship there. Bitter posted images to its social media accounts a few days ago of the unnamed creation along with claims that it will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show… in 2020.

A German Tuner Is Building 20 Corvette Shooting Brakes - News

Of the 20, company boss Erich Bitter claims the first two have already been sold. There are few other details forthcoming, so we’ll have to use a little creative licence. The C7 Corvette, the last to use a front-engine layout before the mid-engined C8 arrives, has a 0-62mph time of around 4.5 seconds on the way to a 180mph surrender.

The conversion lifts the roof line so that it meets new C-pillars behind the rear wheels. The shoulder line is the same so the side panels can be left untouched. The rear light clusters look like they might be new and the C7’s gorgeous four round exhaust tips have been swapped for two vaguely trapezoidal ones.

The extremely rare Bitter CD
The extremely rare Bitter CD

Bitter normally spends its time offering modifications for humble Opels, even as far down the range as the Adam. After a failed attempt to launch its Holden Monaro-based CD2 concept back in 2003, the company is set for another try at breaking into the wider market.

There’s no word on how long the shooting brake conversion might take or what the cost would be, but we suspect this is one of those ‘if you have to ask…’ moments.