Everyone wants to see a mid-engined Corvette. Even though all of us here will likely never own one, we still want to see it. We want to live in the era where General Motors and Chevrolet brought us a piece of masterful engineering.
But, there could be some major problems to overcome, and that’s precisely the topic of Road & Track’s latest piece: a case against the mid-engined Corvette. You should definitely head to the link here to read the author’s thoughts, but we’ll expand upon it now.
Everything brought up makes a lot of sense, but our contribution to a sound argument is this: would General Motors, Chevrolet and the Corvette team be dumb enough to kill off the front-engine, rear-wheel drive Corvette altogether?
The argument presented is valid, but here’s how we think it could work.
That’s the foundation of the argument at hand, and we have a little more faith in GM’s combined braincells that they wouldn’t alienate an audience it has courted for decades.
Instead, if we wanted to build a business case for the mid-engined Corvette, we’d have already presented executives with the idea of Corvette as its own brand, separated from Chevrolet. Corvette could penetrate the market with a high-performance, mid-engine supercar, while the traditional Corvette continues to do everything we know and love.
What say you? Should the Corvette keep on keeping on the way it is? We think yes, but we’re definitely not against an additional Corvette sportscar.