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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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The First Ever Photos of the Mid-Engine Corvette



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The first photos showing a production-spec mid-engine Chevy Corvette prototype have surfaced.

This is one of the first production-spec prototypes for the new mid-engined car, evidenced by its revised stance and large opening over the mid-mounted engine. Eventually, a glass engine cover will fill up this space, giving this car the exotic feel of a Ferrari, the Italian brand that Chevy has been using to benchmark its new performance machine.

According to the spy photographer, these photos were taken from a mile away using a long lens setup and a 50.3 megapixel DSLR. So far, GM has been careful to keep the car top secret by running it only at night, making this sighting all the more rare.

Powertrain details are only rumors at this point, with one suggesting that a turbocharged, direct-injection V6 engine with over 700 horsepower could be in the car. Chevy wants to take the fight to the Ford GT, not to mention exotics like the Ferrari 488 and Lamborghini Huracan, and is trying to build exactly the right car to do it.

Pricing for the car will mirror Fordís lineup for the GT, which means that the mid-engine Corvette will cost around $400,000.

While we canít wait to see a mid-engine Corvette battling with the Ford GT at Le Mans, we have a while to wait. The car is said to be debuting at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show as a 2019 model.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2016, 04:20 AM
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Awesome stuff! Can't for better quality pictures! This will do for the time being though
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2016, 05:46 PM
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i believe it is time for corvette to become its own brand. they have always struggled with not changing the original corvette formula, front engine,pushrod V8, reasonably priced. Its time for two or more corvettes. current model cannot compete with GT,lambos,ferrarris,etc. keep original concept model and build a world killer maybe original can be Stingray and high end midengine model can be GranSport. maybe even build a smaller one like miata size. the world is ready,corvette is ready, we need this and you wont have to worry about pissing off corvette purists. go nuts build whatever you want,,Please
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 05:20 AM
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A model that is strong on its own does deserve to have its own brand indeed. Nevertheless, being tied to a larger branding does not mean being restricted to even better upgrades and improvements.
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