This Is the Mid-Engine C2 Corvette We’ve Been Waiting For
After GM put the kibosh on Zora Arkus Duntov’s mid-engine Corvette way back when, the world has been wondering whether or not we’d ever get a real mid-engine Corvette directly from Chevy. And with wild rumors spanning decades, it’s been just as plausible as the Cubs winning the World Series.
However, with recent rumblings, and the Z06 pushing the boundaries of what a front engine, RWD car can do, it’s left many wondering if this is the right time for Chevy to finally pull the trigger.
Thankfully though, one intrepid company isn’t sitting on their hands and just waiting for Chevy to release their own mid-engine Corvette. Supercars America Inc. decided that they’d have a go at creating the mid-engine C2 Corvette that everyone has been waiting for: the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette V7 Twin Turbo Custom Coupe.
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Starting off with the strikingly gorgeous body of the C2, Supercars America really just ends the similarity to the original there. Underneath the C2 visage is a fully custom tube frame chassis that provides the mid-engine rocketship enough rigidity to handle what’s behind the driver’s head. Using a 5.7L LS1 and a pair of turbos, this mid-engine C2 pumps out a staggering 1,000 horsepower. Enough for the car to reach ludicrous speed in seconds.
And lucky for you, she’ll be up for auction at an Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event this weekend.
Everything about this C2 Corvette screams hot-rod, let’s just hope that Chevy itself doesn’t take another 50 years to actually build one of their own.
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via [AutoGuide, American Supercar Inc., Auctions America]