General Motors CEO and Chairman has officially confirmed that a new Chevrolet Corvette is in the works. Whitacre said that the new Corvette “looks quite different. It’s totally redesigned inside and out.”
In a separate report, sources have confirmed that the next-generation ‘Vette will be mid-engined. Saab sources said that its engineers have developed a double-clutch transmission for a “mid-engined version of the Corvette.” The insiders also said that the wet-clutch transmission was designed to cope with up to 590 lb-ft of torque.
It was originally said that the mid-engined Corvette concept was dropped due to the credit crunch of 2008. It seems like that the layout is now back on the agenda for the ‘Vette and should appear in 5-years time.
It is also reported that executives are considering downsizing to a V6 engine with turbochargers. Stay tuned for more details.
50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept:
– By: Omar Rana