Will Mid-Engine Performance Bliss Be Branded Chevrolet or Cadillac?

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It seems like we’ve been talking about the mid-engine Corvette for ages. Is it going to happen? Is it not going to happen? What will it be like if it does happen?

These are all good questions that we have answers for. Well, all except the last one.

We’ve seen a prototype undergoing testing. We’ve seen a considerable investment in the Bowling Green, Kentucky production facility. We have a rumor mill that doesn’t stop churning.

People, the mid-engine Corvette is happening. That we are sure about. But what if the new mid-engine Corvette is actually a Cadillac?

We’ve talked about this possibility before. Now Cadillac has revealed a new race car that’ll be racing in IMSA. And we know the new mid-engine car will have a direct connection to racing.


The mid-engine Corvette, Zora, or whatever it’s named will be expensive. It’d make sense for the expensive product to carry a Cadillac badge.

If you look at racing, though, you’ll notice another change next year. The Porsche 911 RSR is a mid-engine 911 that Chevrolet won’t want to let dominate. The Corvette versus Porsche feud is ongoing, and Chevrolet won’t give up that fight.

I’m actually going to hedge my bets here. Cadillac wants a high-performance flagship. Chevrolet wants a faster Corvette. What if this platform, to help reduce costs, ends up being both a Cadillac and a Chevrolet?

That’s always a possibility from a company that likes to put a bunch of different badges on the same car.

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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