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Corvette is coming out with mid-engine in 2017 Zora ZR1 by Fiero Vice
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looks awfully bloated, GM should take some lessons from Lotus
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looks awfully bloated, GM should take some lessons from Lotus


LOL.
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Corvette's mid-engine prototypes from the past. Interesting!




This was overseen by John DeLorean when he was with GM. Looks like DeLorean DMC a bit.




I doubt this one is a mid-engine.

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I used to have a Corvette book, and a subscription to a Corvette magazine. GM has done some interesting things with the platform over the years, which included a rear engine car, and a Wankel powered car. The rotary unfortunately came along just before the gas crisis of the 70's and the poor fuel economy of the engine killed it.

The rear engine car



A link to info on the rotary powered car known as the AeroVette shown above. https://history.gmheritagec...php/Corvette_4-Rotor



Finally, CERV II which was going to be a separate line of racing Corvettes, it had 4 wheel drive and was built like the Ford GT-40. CERV III, a twin turbo, 650hp, four wheel drive transverse engined car with lots more goodies. https://history.gmheritagec...V_I,_II,_III,_and_IV

So there it is, a little bit more of Corvette history.

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Originally posted by Fiero Vice:
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I doubt this one is a mid-engine.





It was. A big block, mounted backwards...
http://www.corvettes.nl/gm_prototypes/astro2/
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Zora? Like the Legend of Zelda fish men?

I wonder if Nintendo will sue?
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Originally posted by Fiero Vice:





AMAZING!
Just 16 YEARS after it's first introduction, GM has finally succeeded in copying the Ferrari Modena 360
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Originally posted by Raydar:


It was. A big block, mounted backwards...
http://www.corvettes.nl/gm_prototypes/astro2/




My comment was for the picture above in dark color that has no rear vents at all. Do you agree, Raydar? Thanks for the link.

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Originally posted by Tuna Helper:

I used to have a Corvette book, and a subscription to a Corvette magazine. GM has done some interesting things with the platform over the years, which included a rear engine car, and a Wankel powered car. The rotary unfortunately came along just before the gas crisis of the 70's and the poor fuel economy of the engine killed it.

So there it is, a little bit more of Corvette history.



Wow! Thanks, Tuna Helper, for the additional information! I'll be enjoying reading those links!

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Zora? Like the Legend of Zelda fish men?

I wonder if Nintendo will sue?


Or even Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Corvette.
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Hey, it is just another engine /trans swap for us to do.
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Originally posted by randye:


AMAZING!
Just 16 YEARS after it's first introduction, GM has finally succeeded in copying the Ferrari Modena 360


This is not GMs drawing and this is not the car.

This was a magazines attempt at just stirring the pot as they have no real leads. I have seen up to 7 drawings at this point and most are not even close.

There is one out of the prototype and while bodied in a Holden Ute Body the green house and roof are exposed. It as the Chevy Reverse Mohawk rood we see on some of their new models including the new Camaro.
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Originally posted by Fiero Vice:



My comment was for the picture above in dark color that has no rear vents at all. Do you agree, Raydar? Thanks for the link.



Ah. Okay. That one appears to be front engined. Otherwise the sidepipes are just silly.
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