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    Future donor?

    High reving, turbo charged, mid-engine Corvette ???
    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/next-cor...turbo-v-8.html

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    Re: Future donor?

    There has been talks of this since the late 1970's of a mid engined Corvette that promises to beat Lamborghini and Ferrari at thousands less.

    If it does go through I can see the vette costing much more than 150k and will be built in limited numbers thus totally eliminating it from being a Donor car for the future.

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    Re: Future donor?

    Quote Originally Posted by luapynot
    High reving, turbo charged, mid-engine Corvette ???
    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/next-cor...turbo-v-8.html
    Mid-engine Corvette won't happen, GM says

    http://www.autoweek.com/article/2010...NEWS/100819963

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    Re: Future donor?

    I'm not saying there will be a mid engine corvette but those statements left a TON of wiggle room if they DID decide to do it. I think that they could easily offer both just as porsche does with a rear engine option and a mid engine option. I suspect that their reasoning may be that there is only so much market for a corvette and that they would not gain sales by offering that option. Given the success that they've enjoyed racing the corvette I would love to see a racing mid engine corvette racing a conventional racing corvette.

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    Re: Future donor?

    The Corvette body design does not lend itself to being able to install either a front or mid-engine drivetrain. A mid-engine installation would require a different frame and body. I don't see it happening.

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    Re: Future donor?

    Well yeah, you can't have both front and mid engine in the same frame and body. I don't know how much the 911, cayman, and boxster share, but I would imagine that there are major differences. Corvette has a long tradition of front engine, maybe too much tradition to overcome with a mid engine.

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