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    Defiantly a mid-engine. But Corvette, Cadillac or a test mule that will never see the light of day. That is the $64B question.
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    That front clip looks stupidly short unless it's a photo distortion. Why would it be or not be a Ford GT rival?

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    There is no front bumper at this point..imo

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    A mid-engine shouldn't need much front overhang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markw8 View Post
    A mid-engine shouldn't need much front overhang.

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    Well yes, that's correct, but this prototype looks like a highway plow truck. If the front bumper is off on purpose that would explain.

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    I am intrigued by the thought of a mid-engine vehicle from GM. I do have fond memories of my Fiero. These latest pics do stir up discussions. Is it a Vette; is it a new Caddie; is it another concept car? Time will tell. One thing is for sure, with a proper engine and good suspension system, this car will be one hell of a performer.

    I also agree that the front end is missing something....it appears too short, even for a mid-engine design.

    If it is indeed a new Vette, then I hope that it is a particular model of Vette and not the "whole line" of say the C8. I say this because a mid-engine car will be pretty expensive. While the Fiero wasn't costly when compared to other cars back in the day, things are different now. Mid-engine designs today are very costly. If this were the only Vette, I'm afraid it would be well out of most folks reach. That would suck, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna_and_John View Post
    I am intrigued by the thought of a mid-engine vehicle from GM. I do have fond memories of my Fiero. These latest pics do stir up discussions. Is it a Vette; is it a new Caddie; is it another concept car? Time will tell. One thing is for sure, with a proper engine and good suspension system, this car will be one hell of a performer.

    I also agree that the front end is missing something....it appears too short, even for a mid-engine design.

    If it is indeed a new Vette, then I hope that it is a particular model of Vette and not the "whole line" of say the C8. I say this because a mid-engine car will be pretty expensive. While the Fiero wasn't costly when compared to other cars back in the day, things are different now. Mid-engine designs today are very costly. If this were the only Vette, I'm afraid it would be well out of most folks reach. That would suck, IMO.


    If GM played their cards right the mid engine would be a Caddy and the front engine Vette a Chevy. Not sure that the players in the $125K-200K price range will want to go to a Chevy dealer. It will be interesting to see if they keep the front engine Vette.

    The service/maintenance and repair cost of a Vette (or any newer vehicle for that matter) with D.I., cam phasers, and cylinder deactivation has already gone up quite a bit, a mid engine will take it to a whole new level.
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    Have fun doing your own work on a mid engine.

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    Could be fun having a mid rear engine corvette....

    2019 model year or calendar year?

    What's your guess for us regular people...lol

    I hear the camaro ZL1 1LE laps as fast as the Ford GT at 450 grand...

    Hangs right with that bad ass ride in the track...supposedly..both professional drivers too

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