The C7 Corvette, and more specifically the C7 Corvette Z06, really begins to push the limits of capability in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. The latest and greatest rumor that has swirled through the internets the past year or so is the idea of a mid-engined Corvette.
We’ve seen spy shots of something decidedly mid-engined, heard the rumors from all throughout the industry, but now The Detroit Free Press has taken the time to put together why a mid-engined Corvette could work, or why it may be an awful idea.
The same reasoning sits with why a mid-engine Corvette may be a bad idea: it would utterly alienate Corvette enthusiasts looking for the tried-and-true, bang for your buck sports car.
“The Corvette is still a Chevrolet. Corvette buyers are not Ferrari buyers. They demand unmatched bang for the buck, in part because they have fewer bucks,” Lawrence Ulrich stated in his own opinion piece.
But, with the Ford GT sweeping Corvette Racing at Le Mans, the traditional Corvette formula could be in danger. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, but we could be staring at a much different animal at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.