Mid-Engine Corvette... Coming Soon? [C8.R 2020]


#21

That’s a Riley tube chassis Daytona Prototype with Vette bodywork. Not some street car that was tested. Come the fuck on.


#22

Seriously?! Cool your jets man.

Obviously, we all know changes would have to be made internally and externally before street ready. Go back to bed and get out the correct side.


#23

I’m sure it’s just a powertrain validation mule.

Or many would remember how the Middle East shelled Lumina SS was used for the Camaro mule

How the S2000 was used as a NSX mule
http://content.worldcarfans.co/2007/5/large/6070522.003.Mini5L.jpg

How the Ford Transit Van was used for the Jaguar XJ220 testing



http://www.greatbritishsportscars.net/wp-content/uploads/xj220-transit-van-engine.jpg

Or the awesome half-Wrangler for the Prowler:lol:
http://carzz.co/_46419.jpg


#24

Bump for 2020. Every time I read something about this I just disregard it as rumor for obvious reasons, but I guess it’s time to start paying attention:


#25

When did Ferrari and Chevy start making the same cars?

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#26

Since someone pointed out to them that the C5 looks suspiciously like an RX7.


#27

The rear plate… LOL


#28

This is going to be so much awesome, just saying


#29

https://sportscar365.com/industry/exclusive-mid-engined-corvette-c8-r-breaks-cover/


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#32

Wont happen but would love to hear they put a twin turbo v6 in these rather than a v8. People would be so pissed it would be so wonderful!


#33

Hum… would you rather have a used F430 or this? They look the same, and the Ferrari could cost $100k less :thinking:



#34

It’s not a Corvette.

/thread.


#35

That back of that car looks like crap period.


#36

X2

The rear end is fucking atrocious. The rest looks damn good!


#37

Well, in defense of the design it’ll need some large openings back there to help cool the engine. Most mid-engine cars have some sort of venting holes.

For example, the Murcielago hides it a little better:


#38

The vents don’t bother me, the taillights, spoiler and the curves all contribute to the horrible look.


#39

$170,000?!? I hope they don’t plan on making very many of them.


#40

What is the first thing everyone thinks when they see the price of a car? “What could I get with that money?” The answer… Something not Chevy.