Fledgling Irish engineering Ava is planning to revive the iconic shape of the C2 Corvette Stingray in the form of a 1200bhp-plus electric restomod.
The Ava Hyperclassic, intended to be the company’s first model, brings together two automotive design legends: Peter Brock, the designer of the original Stingray, and Ian Callum, through his Callum design house.
They're working in partnership with Ava “to reimagine the cars that made the two men icons in their own right”. The Hyperclassic will be the first project of what Ava terms as “a new chapter in the story of much loved cars".
Set to be unveiled later this month and teased in images showing the car’s faithfulness to the original, the model is in development with teams in Nevada, Ireland and the UK. It will be four-wheel drive, with a promise of “performance in the 1200-2000bhp range”.
Commenting on the new car, Callum said: “Applying next-generation technology to cars that we are fond of and familiar with is hugely exciting. Callum’s expertise in translating Peter’s concept to a design feasible for production will support Ava to write a new chapter in this car’s story."
Ava has yet to detail how many examples are intended to be produced at its Wicklow base, but expect it to be extremely exclusive. The price is said to be from €1.2 million €2m (£1.06m to £1.76m).