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The First Ever Photos of the Mid-Engine Corvette



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The first photos showing a production-spec mid-engine Chevy Corvette prototype have surfaced.

This is one of the first production-spec prototypes for the new mid-engined car, evidenced by its revised stance and large opening over the mid-mounted engine. Eventually, a glass engine cover will fill up this space, giving this car the exotic feel of a Ferrari, the Italian brand that Chevy has been using to benchmark its new performance machine.

According to the spy photographer, these photos were taken from a mile away using a long lens setup and a 50.3 megapixel DSLR. So far, GM has been careful to keep the car top secret by running it only at night, making this sighting all the more rare.

Powertrain details are only rumors at this point, with one suggesting that a turbocharged, direct-injection V6 engine with over 700 horsepower could be in the car. Chevy wants to take the fight to the Ford GT, not to mention exotics like the Ferrari 488 and Lamborghini Huracan, and is trying to build exactly the right car to do it.

Pricing for the car will mirror Fordís lineup for the GT, which means that the mid-engine Corvette will cost around $400,000.

While we canít wait to see a mid-engine Corvette battling with the Ford GT at Le Mans, we have a while to wait. The car is said to be debuting at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show as a 2019 model.
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Four-hundred-choke-gasp-thousand.... Guess they won't be making many at that price.

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Defeats the purpose of the Corvette, which is AFFORDABLE "supercar." This will certainly make it less of the "mid-life-mobile" that it's been in the past. Also, the pricepoint is a HUGE jump from the outgoing model. Nearly 7x Never seena jump that high between generations of the same model, even though it's a completely re-engineered car for the mid-engined platform.

I understand wanting to compete with the GT and Ferrari, but the best way to do that is with a NEW model, if you're going to jump the pricepoint that high. They'll price 99% of the market out of these new vettes, and will be loosing out on a LOT of sales that will end up going to things like Nissan GTRs, and others in that pricepoint.

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Defeats the purpose of the Corvette, which is AFFORDABLE "supercar." This will certainly make it less of the "mid-life-mobile" that it's been in the past. Also, the pricepoint is a HUGE jump from the outgoing model. Nearly 7x Never seena jump that high between generations of the same model, even though it's a completely re-engineered car for the mid-engined platform.

I understand wanting to compete with the GT and Ferrari, but the best way to do that is with a NEW model, if you're going to jump the pricepoint that high. They'll price 99% of the market out of these new vettes, and will be loosing out on a LOT of sales that will end up going to things like Nissan GTRs, and others in that pricepoint.
And the bad thing is is that I lowkey want a GT-R too because I think it'll loo really good in my garage next to my cop car so this just serves as a mere asymptomatic catalyst to my possible future plans (of world domination)
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