The talk of the internet to date is the idea of a true mid-engined Corvette, and even though it seems to be happening, this V7 Corvette may be a good supplement for the time being.
This example comes from American Supercars Inc. based in Florida, and they’ve created one hell of a proposition for us. The exterior is based off of a C2 Corvette, but the similarities stop there. The chassis is a custom-built tube frame to support the not-so factory engine placement.
Sitting behind the driver is a glorious twin-turbo LS1 powerplant and it puts down the number to match what a proper mid-engined Corvette could produce. The car is rated at 1,000 hp and 918 lb-ft of torque to scoot the retro-mod quicker than a brand new C7 Stingray.
The car will hit the auction block at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale on March 27th, per Bold Ride, providing a tempting filler before a true mid-engined Corvette surfaces. And we’re pretty sure it will this time, even if it shows face as a Cadillac. In the meantime, sign us up for this gorgeous interpretation of C2 styling, and supercar power.