The thing about that is that the Viper was never really planned to be something like that I don't think. Zora Arkus-Duntov originally planned the Corvette to be a mid engine car, it's just that they've never followed through on the idea outside of numerous concepts. However, I still don't know what to believe anymore. I'm still a bit hesitant to believe GM is actually making a mid engine Corvette, or even putting out the C8 so soon regardless of drivetrain. I'll believe it when I see a production ready car.