Its only been three years since the last corvette, and it was nine years between the C6 and C7. Im doubting a 2018 release, which would be almost four years earlier than the last one, right?
While I don't distrust C/D as a source, I'm still not going to completely believe it until I see a production ready runner. These kinds of rumors have been going on for years. I just wonder why they'd drop the C7 after what seems like a relatively short run compared to other Corvettes. What I'd just like to see them do is offer both a front engine and a mid engine Corvette model range side by side. It's not that I'm against the idea of a mid engine Corvette. It's just that something doesn't seem quite right. Maybe I'm just looking too hard into this.It's like news of the second coming of Christ. It's been reported so many times that very few people will believe it... even if the news source is highly reliable.
Yeah, that's something that seems... off to me.Its only been three years since the last corvette, and it was nine years between the C6 and C7. Im doubting a 2018 release, which would be almost four years earlier than the last one, right?
Only $600 more than the base Z06. Either way, would be pretty amazing.Not to mention the $80k base price. That's instantly making it fictional.
I was mainly talking about this one article and since it seemed more credible than the rest...
Well at least we have a thread now for all the speculation to congregate in one area.Unfortunately though, its been reported so many times that even a reputable source isn't exactly making it that more believable. Its kinda like all those supercar startup companies, you only hear about them so much that it goes from "oh, that's interesting" to "I'll believe it when I see it".
A couple years ago I figured they could call the mid-engined Vette a Corvair... But a bit of baggage with that name.I think the only way this gets done is if GM is trying to build on it's Corvette DP successes in IMSA. A mid-engined Corvette with a similar body style could be interesting, but I just don't see them walking away from that $50k base line that has otherwise been the norm since, well, forever. The Corvette should always remain an easily attainable aspirational car, and moving it $30k further up the chain won't be a good idea. Sure, the Camaro is more or less as capable as the standard Corvette, now. But, a Camaro and Corvette are radically different beasts.
I'd bet on GM doing a Porsche with this. Keep one car a mythic, untouchable relic, and the other a testbed for weird ideas.