The Twisted World of the Mid-Engine C8 Corvette
First, so-called “inside sources” were saying that there might be a next-gen mid-engine C8 in development.
Then there were reports that it could be called Zora.
Months later some of those earlier “inside sources” were saying that a mid-engine Corvette had been confirmed by another “inside source,” who couldn’t speak of any specific details on the car.
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Then, in the midst of all this, reports came out that someone had spotted what “appeared” to be a camo-covered mid-engine Corvette on the road.
Heck, we even came up with a poll asking readers to pick their favorite rendering of the C8 Corvette, as cooked up by some of those magazines with “inside sources.”
Then, last week, we jumped head first into the media fray about reports that Chevy might have mistakenly released a sketch of the mid-engine C8 during the taping of the TV show “Americarna.”
A day or so later, Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, pretty much the reigning authority on the Corvette, tells a news source that if there is a mid-engine Corvette in development, he doesn’t’ know anything about it.
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Now, if this is all getting a little confusing, trust me, you aren’t the only one. But just when you thought you might be able to figure it out, an Automobile Magazine report surfaces that the mid-engine car everyone has been buzzing about might actually be a Cadillac.
With all the contradictory reports out there, perhaps we’d better wait this whole C8 mid-engine thing out, at least until we hear it from someone other than an “inside source.”