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Mid Engine Corvette by rogergarrison
Started on: 05-08-2011 04:26 PM
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Report this Post05-08-2011 04:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
A friend of mine locally has been offered one of these. I know there has been talk here about whether Corvette will ever become mid engine (engine behind driver). It seems they did make and sell them in the 80s. Apparently there were 7 of these made for GTP racing, and Rick Hendricks bought several. They had longitudinal turbo V6s/ FI V8s with Audi transaxles from what I understand. There are currently a few of them for sale right now. One in Florida is even street driven with license plates.

http://www.corvettegtp.info/index.html
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I heard of a mid engine vette with a Wankel. But i don't think it was 'officially blessed'
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:
http://www.corvettegtp.info/index.html


Isn't that the same car as the Fiero GTP?
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Originally posted by Cooter:


Isn't that the same car as the Fiero GTP?


i also saw the similarity but it doesn't look the same after you look closer.
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Originally posted by Cooter:


Isn't that the same car as the Fiero GTP?


same IMSA rules but the fiero was built by spice and ran in gtpU
and the corvette gtp was a lola with turbo or v8 motors in GTP
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Originally posted by Nurb432:

I heard of a mid engine vette with a Wankel. But i don't think it was 'officially blessed'


that was a show car not the IMSA racer

btw records of the racers are a big part of value
and a winner is worth more then a spare car or one with less sucess
research the numbers
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IIRC the Corvette Indy (concept car built in 1988 alongside the Pontiac Banshee) was a midengine offering. Could be wrong though and no time to look it up just now.
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Iirc (i'll have to look it up) there was a mid engine 'Vette prototype, I saw a pic of a rear engine Vette, and in the early 70's Chevy experimented with a rotary powered Vette. The wankel powered car almost became a reality but the bass crunch of the 70's killed it as those motors had terrible mileage.
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Sorry, but that car is as much a Corvette as Jeff Gordon's car is an Impala.
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Report this Post05-09-2011 10:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joesfieroClick Here to Email joesfieroSend a Private Message to joesfieroDirect Link to This Post
Theres the aerovette concept from 1973 with a 400CI V8, AKA the XP-822.



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Love that interior! ^
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I love GTP race cars. I also like the concept. If it can be put on the road and he can afford it, buy it.
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Report this Post05-10-2011 08:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Doug85GT:

Sorry, but that car is as much a Corvette as Jeff Gordon's car is an Impala.


While thats totally true, it was sold and raced as a Corvette, so technically it is one. Its not a prototype or factory concept. Although extremely limited, it was a production car that was sold to anyone who wanted to buy it.

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Originally posted by joesfiero:

Theres the aerovette concept from 1973 with a 400CI V8, AKA the XP-822.

-Joe


Have a Revell model car kit (never opened) for that car.

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