Welcome to the Corvette Forums at the Corvette Action Center!

The mid-engined Corvette is happening!

Rob

Site Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Sep 16, 2000
Messages
13,779
Location
New Hampshire
Corvette
1990 Corvette ZR-1
Moved into the new C8 Corvette General Discussion forum. :thumb
 

Mac

Well-known member
Administrator
Joined
Feb 13, 2003
Messages
5,475
Location
Ottawa, Canuckistan
Corvette
1973 coupe L82 (gone as casualty of divorce)
I'm pretty sure that's the rumoured El Camino coupe utility with a bed cover. After all, they've been working on the design since 1987 when the last El Camino model rolled out.

Mac
 

Rob

Site Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Sep 16, 2000
Messages
13,779
Location
New Hampshire
Corvette
1990 Corvette ZR-1
I'm pretty sure that's the rumoured El Camino coupe utility with a bed cover. After all, they've been working on the design since 1987 when the last El Camino model rolled out.

Mac

:chuckle
 

catbert

Moderator
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
3,487
Location
Tobacco Road, NC
It will be just another "aspirational" car that few, including me, can afford to actually buy. My aspirational car will always be red and built in Italy.
 
Joined
Jul 26, 2005
Messages
836
Location
Colorado
Corvette
08 VR Convertible 2014 TR Coupe
I read about the mid engine C8 last month. They thought it might be called the Zora. Cost around $250K.

Barrett
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2003
Messages
525
Location
Newark, OH
Corvette
2003 50th Anniversary Convertible
A mid-engined C8. Sure.

That makes 5 consecutive generations of cars where we've heard that GM is 'going to produce a mid-engined Corvette'. ;)

I agree there have been many rumors, but when was the last time you saw a mid-engine mule? It's gonna happen. I'm praying to win the lottery so I can afford one!! I need a Corvette Zora in my life!!
 

catbert

Moderator
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
3,487
Location
Tobacco Road, NC
Bob Lutz says that the mid engine Vette, if it ever happens, should be in the $125K (base) neighborhood. We''l see. ;)
 

Hib Halverson

Technical Writer for Internet & Print Media
Joined
Jan 10, 2001
Messages
13,453
Location
CenCoast CA
Corvette
71 04 12 19
New issue of "Automotive News", out yesterday, says a mid-engine Corvette is doubtful and even acknowledges all the anecdotal accounts and fanboy rumors about it and still discounts the existence of the project claiming a mid-engine car is "dubious for 2017. It also claims a better bet is a "Corvette freshening" for MY17 or 18.
 

catbert

Moderator
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
3,487
Location
Tobacco Road, NC
It may still show up as a Caddy.
 

Mac

Well-known member
Administrator
Joined
Feb 13, 2003
Messages
5,475
Location
Ottawa, Canuckistan
Corvette
1973 coupe L82 (gone as casualty of divorce)
It may still show up as a Caddy.
Good point. GM has been pushing the Caddy as a performance marque notion of late.

Mac
 

catbert

Moderator
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
3,487
Location
Tobacco Road, NC
Good point. GM has been pushing the Caddy as a performance marque notion of late.

Mac


That's true, and Caddy is the major push at GM right now. I'd guess the someone who spends $180K plus on a car won't like the "Chevy Experience" he/she will get at most dealerships. Most Caddy dealerships have learned how to treat customers so they will (willingly) come back.
 

Mac

Well-known member
Administrator
Joined
Feb 13, 2003
Messages
5,475
Location
Ottawa, Canuckistan
Corvette
1973 coupe L82 (gone as casualty of divorce)
That's true, and Caddy is the major push at GM right now. I'd guess the someone who spends $180K plus on a car won't like the "Chevy Experience" he/she will get at most dealerships. Most Caddy dealerships have learned how to treat customers so they will (willingly) come back.

I know what you mean. My most recent "Chevy Experience" was in 2011 when I wanted to trade my 2006 Hummer H3 for a pickup. I'm pretty much agnostic when it comes to pickups (I've had GMC, Ford, Chev & Dodge over the years) but I had some lingering brand loyalty. Chevy solved that for me. I bought a Toyota Tundra.

Mac
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2003
Messages
525
Location
Newark, OH
Corvette
2003 50th Anniversary Convertible
New issue of "Automotive News", out yesterday, says a mid-engine Corvette is doubtful and even acknowledges all the anecdotal accounts and fanboy rumors about it and still discounts the existence of the project claiming a mid-engine car is "dubious for 2017. It also claims a better bet is a "Corvette freshening" for MY17 or 18.

Thanks Hib! That's just disappointing!
 

Toms007

Moderator
Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Messages
6,479
Location
Southwest Kansas
Corvette
2007 Atomic Orange Coupe
Our local Caddy dealer is also the Chevy dealer and I won't give them the time of day...... They are a bunch of a-holes.
 

catbert

Moderator
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
3,487
Location
Tobacco Road, NC
Our local Caddy dealer is also the Chevy dealer and I won't give them the time of day...... They are a bunch of a-holes.

Mine is too, but the service is way more Caddy than Chevy. I don't understand it, but it's great. This is the first Chevy service department that I would recommend to a friend for decades. They always ask if you need a loaner, and it's always a brand new car of the make you bring in. Unbelievable! :Silly
 

Low drag - High speed

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 24, 2003
Messages
201
Location
Okla-Frikkin'-Homa
Corvette
1995 and 1984 Red Coupes and grey 2007 GMC Sierra
Whichever way it goes, there's a bright side ...

... imagine all the new concept cars we'll get to admire, dislike or simply wonder about. All the ones we already have are legendary and somewhat timeless. You need not own a Corvette to enjoy it.
 

Corvette Forums

Not a member of the Corvette Action Center?  Join now!  It's free!

Help support the Corvette Action Center!

Supporting Vendors

Dealers:

MacMulkin Chevrolet - The Second Largest Corvette Dealer in the Country!

Parts/Accessories:

Vetteskins

Advertise with the Corvette Action Center!

Double Your Chances!

Partners

Top Bottom