Earlier this week, lead Corvette engineer Tadge Juechter stopped by Autoline Daily to talk everything and anything Corvette with host John McElroy and Automobile Magazine editor Todd Lassa. In the interview, Lassa suggested the mid-engine Corvette we saw a mule of and have been hearing so much about might actually be a Cadillac, and elaborated on his statements in a recent op ed published on Automobile’s website.
In the interview, Juechter brushed the mid-engine Corvette rumors aside, saying “no such car exists.” It’s hard to believe him considering we’ve already seen a pre-production mule for the car, however Lassa’s suggestion that Cadillac has a mid-engine supercar in the pipeline would explain the existence of the curious test vehicle.
Current Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen has also gone on record to say the company should “look at one or two sports cars that you buy for emotional reasons, not for practicality, but because they’re so sexy and fun to drive,” so you know it’s on his mind. More convincingly, he also told Fox News a halo performance car “will come” eventually, but said holes in his product portfolio will prevent it from arriving very soon.
Another point to consider in regards to the mid-engine mule is that the current C7 Corvette is only in its second model year and is selling like hot cakes. Would Chevrolet really be working on a mid-engine car so soon after releasing one of the most well-balanced, fastest and best handling Corvettes ever? It’s hard to say so early on, but we don’t fault anyone for having their doubts.
Very few people know what secrets were leaking beneath the body work of the mid-engine mule spotted earlier this year, but we assume they’ll come to light eventually. We’re convinced it’s a Corvette, but in this case, it wouldn’t be all that bad to be proven wrong.