This Is Almost Certainly the Mid-Engine Corvette, And It Looks Awesome
Rumors and reports of an incoming mid-engine Corvette have circulated for some time, including rumors of the Corvette Zora (and rumors that it may actually be a Cadillac) as well as multiple reports predicting the coming of a mid-engine Corvette to appeal to younger, new buyers.
We have even seen some early spy shots of what appears to be a very mid-engine-y-looking Corvette, but which we couldn’t be certain of due to the blurriness of the spy shot (the cameraperson seemed to have been physically inside of a bush while taking them), as well as the vehicle’s resemblance to the Lamborghini Gallardo.
Now, though, some pretty clear images have leaked out of a mid-engine test vehicle kicking it in the snow with a collection of other Corvette prototypes.
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Here it is next to some of the other Corvette test cars, including one that we are pretty certain is the ZR1.
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This association with the other Corvette test cars makes it pretty likely that this isn’t a Cadillac, as was implied for the Zora. Of course, that doesn’t entirely rule out that this mid-engine prototype could end up being a new flagship for GM’s most luxurious brand.
The new mid-engine Corvette may pick up a new dual-overhead-cam V8 engine called the LT5, the successor to the supercharged LT4 found in the current Corvette Z06. In any case, the mid-engine Corvette is still not expected to be definitively revealed for a year, yet, and Chevrolet is certainly not opening up to talk about it.