We thought General Motors might go after Songsan for its SS Dolphin, which just looks like a Corvette C1 but just a little … off. However, according to a report by Carscoops, GM doesn’t really care about the car.
Kevin Kelly, Chevy’s senior manager of car and crossover communications, told CarScoops, “They are not using any of our trademarked names or logos, and the design is not identical to the C1.” He did say the Songsan didn’t ask permission or notify GM about the car.
The Songsan SS Dolphin features a hybrid engine, too, which is dramatically different from the C1 Corvette. The powertrain makes 315 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. That’s good enough for the car to do a 0-60 mph run in under five seconds.
To be fair, Songsan’s car does look like the C1, but it’s like the difference between real Cheerios and the generic toasted O’s. They look similar, but they’re definitely not the same.
With the price of this car hovering around the same that you would pay for a C1 in good condition, there’s little reason anyone of their right mind would consider this. Just buy the real thing.