9 Chevrolet is benchmarking mid-engined Corvette against the 911 Turbo S

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This mule proves that the mid-engine Corvette, or mid-engine GM Supercar in general, is real. Judging by the photos it looks like this car is designed to compete directly with the 911 Turbo S. Or getting excellent data from on of the best cars on sale to date(I wonder if they will incorporate rear wheel steering).

These mid-engined Corvette prototypes (there were three of them) were caught travelling through south-west Michigan with a Porsche 911 Turbo S in tow. The pictures from Road and Track give us best look yet at the upcoming Corvette design, hopefully to be revealed as early as the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

It will be interesting to see what new drive-train options this car will introduce and if GM finally move to dual overhead camshaft system, instead of pushrods.

Road and Track photos here, and video here.

1y ago by tyler
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A.z(with fastestlaps since 2010   11m ago

Mid engine corvette?!!! No no no
It doesnt make sence, not at all , where is the spirit of C3? Where is all that legendary style?

 

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John  11m ago

I think it could be cool - a low priced gm super car!!!!!!


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John   1y ago

This may be their only shot at a mid engined corvette - it better look good, the stakes are higher than ever for this car to look amazing

 

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tyler  11m ago

I'm pretty sure this will be a really good car.


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FastestLaps  1y ago

This car is in development for quite some time. They better make sure it stands up the competition and not end up like the overdeveloped/overcomplicated Honda NSX.

I hope it will still look as good as the C7 and C6, if that's even possible.

 

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tyler  1y ago

Looking at how good performance cars are now a days. I think this is going to be a fantastic car defintitly not overdeveloped like the NSX. I think the delay of the NSX killed it the most and the styling looks to much like run of the mill Honda Acura products.


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FastestLaps  1y ago @tyler

I think best days of NSX are still ahead. I hope they do a "Type R" version with some weight reduction and tweaking of their hybrid system. Original NSX wasn't super fast either - it was the Type R that really was a "Ferrari killer" at the time.


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tyler  1y ago @FastestLaps

That is definitely true I expect this mid engine corvette to have many different trim options also.


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tyler  1y ago

I really like how the overall shape of this is turning out to be. I estimate this car will about 176 inches long 46 inches high and a width of 75 inches(excluding mirrors). Also i think the car will weigh about 3300 lbs with all fluids.

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