Car & Driver has a mountain of spy shots of what it says is a functional test model of a mid-engined Corvette. This is a car that legendary former GM-executive Bob Lutz says has been in the works, in one form or another, for a decade. In his column for Road & Track, Lutz says a mid-engined Corvette was cancelled for budgetary reasons around the beginning of the recession.
He thinks GM should (and maybe will) release a mid-engined version of the Corvette, not as a replacement for the standard front-engined version, but as a separate model entirely. “You’d price that at about $120,000, half that of the European stuff,” says Lutz. “And then suck the doors off everybody.”
A Ford GT and a Corvette that can take on the very best that Italy and Germany have to offer? America, you had us at mid-engined.