The idea of a mid-engine Corvette. Something auto enthusiasts everywhere have dreamt about practically since the Corvette’s inception. It seems today we are closer than ever to a real-life, in the sheetmetal, mid-engine Corvette, or Zora as the name the car has come to earn, via Zora Duntov.
BoldRide decided to have a go at rendering what a mid-engine Corvette could look like should it come about, and we’re pretty sure it will judging by a few well-cladded test mules.
Overall, the design of the rendering takes on a familiar C7 Corvette Stingray look, but incorporates standard mid-engine looks. The front receives some heavy aero reworking, thanks to the engine relocation behind the driver. BoldRide’s concept is said to enjoy much more downforce than the current C7 Z06 thanks to a serious front-splitter, and fiber-glass being replaced with carbon-fiber.
There’s a good point to be had here, though. Thanks to General Motors’ state-of-the-art frame fabrication technology, the idea of a mid-engine Zora Corvette can be conceptualized quite easily. Time and effort are what will keep the idea tucked away for awhile longer.
In terms of performance, they foresee a familiar 6.2-liter LT1 small-block V8 with a few turbochargers added for good measure, producing somewhere in the ballpark of 750 hp. This would make for a fine Ford GT rival.
Feel free to browse their rendering here, and let us know, is this a design you’d like to see happen? Or should a Zora Corvette take on a more radical and differentiating appearance? Perhaps something in the design sketch we spotted awhile back. Talk to us in the comments down below.