A mid-engined Corvette continues to be one of the most titillating subjects on the internet. Many are expecting one to debut, and as time goes by, anticipation grows. However, the rumormill loves to churn, and churn it has.
Corvette Forum has published a report regarding an anonymous Chevrolet dealership and an upcoming mid-engined Corvette. According to the source that spoke to Corvette Forum, GM is currently testing a mid-engined Corvette powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 (?!) engine. Moreover, the dealership source claimed that Chevrolet mentioned the performance car to some dealers at a recent meeting. It’s reportedly pushing 700 horsepower, and still rides on an adapted C7 Corvette platform. Oh, and it will cost $150,000. It sounds similar to the recipe of the new Ford GT, cylinder count and all, yet at a far lower price point.
Some of this doesn’t seem so far-fetched. But other parts of it do, especially the idea of this kind of car riding on a C7 Corvette platform. Surely, a mid-engine configuration would require substantial reworking, and letting it ride on current Corvette underpinnings seems downright strange.
The V6, however, doesn’t sound that out there, though. While we hope a V8 finds its way under the hood, a V6 very well could. But, the small-block V8 is undeniably a GM core competency. It’d be a shame is this kind of halo vehicle tried to bend the rules. GM does V8s better than any other engine, in our opinion, like it or not.
We’ll likely know if this is a pile of rubbish, or if there’s some merit to any of this, in the next year or so.