Everyone loves a good Easter egg. Some automakers throw a handful of fun quips into new vehicles, promotional efforts and other various areas, while others keep things tightly bound under wraps. The mid-engine, C8 Corvette—despite being the industry’s worst kept secret—follows the latter statement.
However, General Motors is no stranger to Easter eggs. The automaker has often included nods to future product at auto shows, press releases and in films. The Transformers series is a prime example, which has previewed new Camaros and Corvettes for some time.
However, the National Corvette Museum has cooked up a new theory, though it’s highly speculative. The museum believes Jackson Storm, the antagonist featured in the upcoming film Cars 3, may provide clues to a future mid-engine Corvette, or maybe even a Cadillac.
Here’s the theory: the museum thinks Storm holds a striking resemblance to the Cadillac DPi-V.R racer. Storm’s max performance is 850 horsepower and his chassis is said to be made of hydroformed alloy and steel. His body is carbon fiber and metal composite, per movie specs.
What the museum is getting at are possible specs for a future mid-engine road car from either Chevrolet or Cadillac.
That is a lot of trouble to go through to spec a cartoon out with very specific features. However, we’re not aware of any GM, Cadillac or Chevrolet involvement in the film. Disney-Pixar may just like how the DPi-V.R looks.
We warned you it was pretty speculative.