We reported back in August that GM had no plans to offer the long rumored mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette, even though it would offer better performance. The main reason GM allegedly moved away from the plan was because a mid-engined Corvette would move the model into a territory occupied by the Porsche 911 and Audi R8 and would move it out of the affordability range.
Well according to a new report by AutoObserver, plans are still being discussed at the highest levels of GM engineering, planning and marketing on the next-generation Corvette being moved to a mid-engine configuration.
Tadge Juechter, Chevrolet Corvette’s chief engineer, told AutoObserver earlier last month that “Nothing is off the table (right now). But, “You hear “˜mid-engine” every time there”s going to be a new-generation Corvette,” he laughs.
In the mean time everyone can drool over the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
Source: AutoObserver (via Straightline)
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