Mid-Engine C8 Corvette: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Few cars have generated as much discussion as the mid-engine C8 Corvette. But will it be as good as we think?
As of now, it looks inevitable that Zora Arkus-Duntov‘s dream of a mid-engine Corvette is finally going to come true. And thus far, you won’t hear too many people saying negative things about the groundbreaking C8 Corvette. Well, except for the never-ending controversy surrounding the car’s potential styling. Otherwise, it’s all peaches and cream. But is it, really?
You can’t blame people for seeing the mid-engine C8 Corvette through rose-colored glasses. Thus, we were particularly interested in this video from YouTuber Brink of Speed. Mostly because he promises to explore not just the good stuff about the mid-engine Corvette. But he also tackles the more controversial aspects as well.
The first downside? Well, people love the styling of the C7, which BOS calls “in my opinion, the most beautiful Corvette of all time.” Thus, can Chevrolet really top itself in that regard? On top of that, it isn’t surprising that purists are upset at the possibility of a mid-engine Corvette. But that doesn’t include our host. “I consider myself a big-time Corvette enthusiast,” he says. “And I love this move big time.”
He admits owning three different Corvettes, including his current C7 Z06. And even going off the little information we have on the C8 Corvette thus far, he’s already sold on its potential. “If GM gets this right with price, looks, and performance, it will replace the C7 as the top selling Corvette of all time, guaranteed.” Talk about a bold statement.
“My intention and goal is to own a C8 mid-engine Corvette,” he continues. “And I want to own one as soon as they’re available for purchase.” He does admit that the introduction of the C8 will probably kill the value of the C7, which is a huge pitfall for current owners.
One thing’s for sure. The mid-engine C8 Corvette is generating a ton of discussion and rabid speculation. But hopefully, we won’t have to wonder what it’s all about for much longer.