Is This Corvette Sedan Sexy or Sacrilege?
Corvette is already ‘expanding’ with a mid-engine car. Could rear seats be the next addition?
If you missed the huge news, we have some pretty solid proof that the C7 Corvette will live until 2021 and the mid-engine Corvette is launching with three different engines. With this news, Walter Raulerson started a thread simply titled “Extending the C7.” It was meant to be a thread about how the current C7 lineup would not be ending early as many of us thought, but instead would live a few more years.
But then this picture showed up in a post, and it derailed a chunk of the thread and our brains along with it.
Can you imagine a sedan version of the mighty Corvette ever existing? It is a thought that cut’s us deep into our soul as wrong and unjust. But then we see that render, and hot damn is that thing sexy. Seriously, we are in love with that thing. Perhaps if the old SS looked like that, GM wouldn’t have to kill the Holden plant that made it.
If a new mid-engine Corvette sells amazingly well,
what reason would GM have to stop further expansion of the lineup?
Then after the quick thought of how great it looks, our brain punches us with “but it’ll probably be an awful performance car.” That brings us back down to reality and we renew our ticket for the sedan hate-wagon. And then we see comparisons to the Porsche Panamera. We’ve driven multiple Panameras and they are immensely capable sports cars, well worthy of the Porsche name.
And we are back to square one of “maybe a Corvette sedan would be awesome?”
If a new mid-engine Corvette sells amazingly well, what reason would GM have to stop further expansion of the lineup? Porsche made a sedan, Aston Martin made a sedan, and Mercedes is making a four-door version of its AMG GT sports car. Most damning of all, these cars tend to sell very well, and GM loves making money.
What do you think? Would a sedan be the final nail in the coffin for the heritage of the Corvette name? Or do you love the idea of taking two extra people on your next Sunday drive? Sound off in the thread with your thoughts. Or you could just go talk about the actual extension of the Corvette production years, not the extension of the C7 seating arrangement.