During Americarna‘s recent visit to the General Motors design studio to film, the camera crew may have done us quite the favor in the process. While visiting Christine Park’s workspace, a designer at GM, the camera catches something of interest to us.
As the host is busy commentating about how Park suggests she’s working on a Chevrolet “sports car” (and says it looks quite like a Camaro), the show brushes over the real news happening here.
Beginning at the 1:21 mark, just to the right of Park hangs a design sketch board, and the vehicle on the right looks decidedly mid-engined if you ask us. A Corvette emblem also clearly adorns the design sketch, with C7-esque headlamps flanking massive wheel arches. Did we just have our first look at what GM is dreaming up for a mid-engined Corvette? It seems to be so.
We already know a mid-engined Corvette is surely under development, judging by the cleverly disguised prototype snapped running about in Michigan, wearing Holden Commodore Ute cladding. But until now, we could have only left design to our imaginations. This is the first time we have something even relevant to lay our eyes on, and a look at what the Corvette team may have up their sleeves.
The front fascia wears many wedges, and sharp design lines, akin to Corvette styling, but most definitely an elevation from where Corvette design has ever treaded. Besides this full-frontal view, side profile and rear design still are left to imagination.
We can’t imagine GM would be so naive as to leave this out in plain view, and then continue to allow cameras to roll capturing it within frame. Especially as Ed Welburn stands idly by. Maybe it’s nothing, but we’re pretty sure this really is something.
Have a look for yourself right down below.