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Old 05-13-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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C8 in 2018: The Latest on the Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette
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Couldn't care less about the mid engine setup, but what's this about a 32v v8 engine??? GM finally doing away with the pushrod configuration motors??
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80k starting price??? RIP Viper. Also I dig the idea of the premium model using a DOHC motor but I hope GM still keeps the pushrod motors. Mid engine means that engine size and weight aren't as big of factors anymore
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The Viper is already did after next year.
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Somewhere there is a impala running this exact drive train for experimentals
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Tire suppliers here are testing AWD cars NOW!
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I can't see the mass produced base vette ever being mid engine. A mid engine halo car sure, but not the every day base corvettte.
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Plus this would allow for Hybrid drivetrain with motors driving the front wheels
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GM ZR1 trademark could mean return of killer Corvette - Autoblog
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Corvette will evolve into a sub-brand following in the steps of Porsche.
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2019 Chevrolet Corvette C8: The Mid-Engined Beast Spied Testing!
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After ALL the bullshit the Corvette group took on the forums for ditching the "round taillights" they're going to go back to them on the mid-engine???
Of course, the early C7 prototypes had 'round lights' on the mules.
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So GM is just copying the latest trend in super cars.
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They've been testing mid engined corvettes since the 60's. 404 copying not found
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A mid engine supercar built by GM should be built as a Cadillac. The corvette should be left alone. It would be like Porsche building a front engine 911.
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A mid engine supercar built by GM should be built as a Cadillac. The corvette should be left alone. It would be like Porsche building a front engine 911.
But Porsche builds a MID-engine car called a Cayman/Boxster. So why not
2 levels of Corvette. Besides perhaps the Camaro takes on the role of front engine track car ie Z28.
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But Porsche builds a MID-engine car called a Cayman/Boxster. So why not
2 levels of Corvette. Besides perhaps the Camaro takes on the role of front engine track car ie Z28.
The Cayman and the Boxster are not 911's. Porsche did actually build a mid engine 911, won LeMans with one, but that's a whole 'nother story.
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The Cayman and the Boxster are not 911's. Porsche did actually build a mid engine 911, won LeMans with one, but that's a whole 'nother story.
Yeah and 911s are air cooled w the rear wheels being driven. Oh wait, not anymore.
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This car would be sick as hell if they could make it like an affordable Saleen S7 with a TT V8.
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the mid engine car should NOT be branded a cadillac!

cadillac cars dont sell for dick here in the states escalades on the other hand do.

c8 needs to be mid engine and for the love of god please name it the Zora!
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no but for the love of god do I hope its some retarded twin turbo, 32v 302DZ trans am throwback monster based on a finessed Lt1/4 evolution....I wonder if LT5 moniker has been trademarked again

I still fucking remember that twin turbo v8 on GM's gimbal/Gforce dyno....so im hoping
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