• 2020 Corvette Mid-Engine Prototype Tries to Evade a Stalker
  • 2020 Corvette Mid-Engine Prototype Tries to Evade a Stalker
  • 2020 Corvette Mid-Engine Prototype Tries to Evade a Stalker
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    Default 2020 Corvette Mid-Engine Prototype Tries to Evade a Stalker

    It's been an interesting couple of weeks with all the 2020 mid-engine Corvette buzz floating around!

    Last month, Cadillac unveiled the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport powered by an all new, twin-turbo charged 4.2L V-8 engine. Everyone was quick to jump on the bandwagon believing that we were looking at the next generation Corvette's powertrain since the engine will be build at the Performance Build Center inside Corvette's Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The PBC is responsible for building the Corvette's LT4 and LT5 engines and given that GM Powertrain tends to share its engines across multiple platforms, it was a natural assumption that this new 550 hp engine would find its way between the frame rails of a Corvette. Not so fast claims Cadillac's President!

    Shortly thereafter during an interview with automotive media, Cadillac President, Johan de Nysschen, told reporters "Just quit the speculation it's headed for Corvette,” he said. “It's not."

    A couple days ago, a Chevrolet dealer attending Chevrolet's “Find New Roads” dealer conference at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, claims that during a meeting, Chevrolet reps flashed a couple images that resembled a mid-engine supercar - believed to be the mid-Corvette coming on tap as the next generation Corvette.

    Cameras and cell phones were not allowed in the meeting, but supposedly the images were "unmistakably" Corvette.

    A couple weeks ago, someone in a C5 Corvette gave chase to a mid-engine Corvette and what appears to be a couple next generation Silverado pickup trucks. However, the video hasn't really hit the automotive media until now.

    Unlike self-absorbed videos posted by lunatics that are fortunately, blocked by YouTube, videos such as this one from a guy chasing a mid-engine Corvette are still allowed on the video giant's servers for all of us to enjoy!

    The YouTube member who goes by the name "Big Ersk" writes:

    "Was just pulling into my neighborhood yesterday afternoon when I spotted a convoy of highly camouflaged vehicles. I immediately knew I was looking at the 2018 Mid Engine Corvette because it was flanked front and rear by 2 unmistakably Chevrolet Trucks, despite the camouflage. These may have been the production versions on all 3 vehicles based on the amount of camouflage. I have never seen a truck as disguised as these two were. It looked like they may have even have wrapped the mudflaps in vinyl on these! Once I finally catch the Corvette, after a 10 mile chase, it takes off! At this point I can't take any more adrenaline, so I back off and head back home."
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    Just saw the Car and Driver photos of the C8 mid engine, talk about blaah looking. McLaren used to have that title, but I think this surpasses it. I never have been a fan of the origami taillights of the C7, but this mid engine vehicle's rear lights are just generic looking, the whole rear end looks to me like nobody at GM cared. C'mon GM, you should do better than this for a new to the field Supercar effort, you are now playing with Ferrari, Lambo, and McLaren, you need to look the part too. I am sure that it's performance will be great, it just needs to look like it wants to play in the rarified field that it is projecting.

    Just my opinion, no offense meant to anyone that disagrees.
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