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At first glance, they are changing a super iconic car into something completely different. On second thought, since they are developing Camaros that are as good on a track as a Vette, this will be needed to keep the Corvette relevant. Right now the only thing seperating the best Vette from the best Camaro is looks, better interior (which Chevy is catching up on the rest of their line) and obviously weight. Hmmm.
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This has been a rumor for every new Corvette generation for the past 5 gens or so.
I think this time it could really happen. They want the Vette to be regarded as a supercar, this is the first step.

Also, don't think that they took kindly to all the love Ford has been getting over the GT. They want some of that thunder.
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It'd better not be hybrid...
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Everything is going hybrid/electric performance, its only a matter of time...
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Everything is going hybrid/electric performance, its only a matter of time...
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But can they do it for Corvette money? Or does it mean they'd have to go back to C5 interior quality (though TBH I still think the C7 feels like a Cruze)
Then it'll be $150k+ and the heritage of the Corvette dies.
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But can they do it for Corvette money? Or does it mean they'd have to go back to C5 interior quality (though TBH I still think the C7 feels like a Cruze)
No it wouldnt be corvette money, it would be super car money and probably just callled the "zora". Those are the rumors ive been hearing.
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Honda has a MR Layout, hybrid sports car that looks just like it.


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^^^that car would be perfect with a small displacement V10 turning at 9 grand like the concept.
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Honda has a MR Layout, hybrid sports car that looks just like it.


Would drive a corvette if it looked like this and cost the same as a corvette.
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But can they do it for Corvette money? Or does it mean they'd have to go back to C5 interior quality (though TBH I still think the C7 feels like a Cruze)
They could maybe sell the base model for a low-ish price if they stuck a turbo-4 in it.
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Link already says car will cost more than "Vette money"
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Everything is going hybrid/electric performance, its only a matter of time...
STI rumor mill says the complete redesign in 18 or 19 will be hybrid... Hard to hit emissions goals these days and have performance at the same time otherwise.
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CAFE standards are dramatically increasing over the next few years, so the overall average fuel efficiency of all manufacturers has to go up.
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Recall when this was the Ford Mustang.

Someone finally put an end to this madness that made perfect sense.
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This has been a rumor for every new Corvette generation for the past 5 gens or so.
This.

The Corvette is selling very well in the current configuration. There is no reason they would upset that apple cart by going mid engine and raising the price 30k.

Also, I thought the C7 chassis was a pretty major redesign over the C6? Really doubt they would scrap that after only 4 years. The C8 will probably be a relatively minor refresh similar to the C5->C6 transition.

The only way I see a mid engined Vette happening any time soon is as a stand alone halo car. It will not be a Corvette replacement. I hope if they do that, they lean on the Corvette DP car styling:

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Honda has a MR Layout, hybrid sports car that looks just like it.
Mid engined Corvette will be in production before the NSX.

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Pushrod torque delivery in a front engine configuration is already difficult to drive.

In a rear mid engined chassis? Not even Hamilton would be able to drive it.
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Link already says car will cost more than "Vette money"
The last two Vettes already cost more than Vette money.



And whoever did the rendition of this concept was lazy. Take a Gallardo rear end, slap a Ferrari California front end on it, and call it a concept?
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Is that an NSX?
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That side profile of the NSX looks so good. Really wish they had done a V10.

Oh and that Vette thing looks hideous.
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I just want it to look like the Daytona prototype.
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I want a toyota GTP car more than a chevy GTP car
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Originally Posted by xtrac1 View Post
Pushrod torque delivery in a front engine configuration is already difficult to drive.

In a rear mid engined chassis? Not even Hamilton would be able to drive it.
Is it? I've heard its pretty damn smooth in NA

Theres are thousand of people out there with mid engined LS motors in tube frame chassis with insane power to weight ratios and they seem to disagree.

If anybody can make this car cheap its gm. They dominate in lap times per dollar.
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Wonder if it would **** my brother off if I got one and one upped his Z06
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