If you’re a car nut, there’s few people on this earth more interesting to talk to than Tadge Juechter. Tadge has been apart of the Corvette engineering team since the C4 was around and oversaw the development of the both the C5 and C6 before moving onto the C7. He recently sat down with Autoline’s John McElroy to discuss everything Corvette and as you can imagine, he had a few interesting things to say.
In addition to telling the somewhat interesting history behind the C5 Z06 and explaining why his team used a traditional automatic rather than a DCT in the C7 Z06, Tadge addressed the mid-engine Corvette rumors in the interview that have flared up as of late. When asked about the design sketches apparently showing a future mid-engine Corvette, Tadge said “no such car exists.”
We wouldn’t take anything Tadge says in regards to future product to heart. Executives rarely speak about future product for competitive reasons and we imagine GM would desperately want to keep the exact details of a mid-engine Corvette a secret. It’d be wonderful to know all the info Juechter has stored in his head, but unfortunately for us, that would probably cost him his job.
He may not be very transparent in regards to the Z06, but Tadge’s interview with Autoline is full of interesting bits any Corvette fan wouldn’t want to miss. Check it out below for one of the best insights into the current state of the Corvette program you’ll hear, and let us know what you think of his remarks in the comments.