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Old 06-27-2016, 04:29 PM
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The first photos showing a production-spec mid-engine Chevy Corvette prototype have surfaced.

This is one of the first production-spec prototypes for the new mid-engined car, evidenced by its revised stance and large opening over the mid-mounted engine. Eventually, a glass engine cover will fill up this space, giving this car the exotic feel of a Ferrari, the Italian brand that Chevy has been using to benchmark its new performance machine.

According to the spy photographer, these photos were taken from a mile away using a long lens setup and a 50.3 megapixel DSLR. So far, GM has been careful to keep the car top secret by running it only at night, making this sighting all the more rare.

Powertrain details are only rumors at this point, with one suggesting that a turbocharged, direct-injection V6 engine with over 700 horsepower could be in the car. Chevy wants to take the fight to the Ford GT, not to mention exotics like the Ferrari 488 and Lamborghini Huracan, and is trying to build exactly the right car to do it.

Pricing for the car will mirror Fordís lineup for the GT, which means that the mid-engine Corvette will cost around $400,000.

While we canít wait to see a mid-engine Corvette battling with the Ford GT at Le Mans, we have a while to wait. The car is said to be debuting at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show as a 2019 model.





























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From the Article:
Pricing for the car will mirror Ford’s lineup for the GT, which means that the mid-engine Corvette will cost around $400,000.
I am betting the sales success of this vehicle will be diminished considerably from the standard C7 or C8.
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that's cool---thanks Jag. Think there might be a few complainers around regarding the $400,000 est price?
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I am betting the sales success of this vehicle will be diminished considerably from the standard C7 or C8.
Definitely NOT a mass-market price point...
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Disclaimer...I'm just reporting the news from autoguide.com, NOT validating it.
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And I think they are way off on their price point estimate...
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I have my doubts that GM would want to compete with a Ford GT with a Corvette. To justify a $400-$500k price, it would need to be quite exotic and special. A stand alone supercar - all original and a unique design. To compete with a 488 is just laughable, as a Z06 does that quite effectively right now for a fraction of the money.
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And I think they are way off on their price point estimate...


I read somewhere that GM was talking $150,000.
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At $400k it's a CINO
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I highly doubt GM is getting into $400K car category. That market is already locked. My guess, it will be in sub $100K and will kick ***. This is going to be a volume car. That's how GM rolls... Volume.
A N/A 500 HP mid-engine V8 will be a perfect starting point.
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The photos released or captured above show absolutely nothing to the potential consumer of a mid-engine Corvette.

It is very doubtful that any GM product produced will fetch a price tag of $400,000 +. It's not even thinkable.
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Originally Posted by nmvettec7 View Post
The photos released or captured above show absolutely nothing to the potential consumer of a mid-engine Corvette.
Dude, nobody poo-poo's more than I do but this looks like it.
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Yep in Tadge speak your new C7 is now OBSOLETE!
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Dude, nobody poo-poo's more than I do but this looks like it.
Why, because another magazine says so? You can't tell anything from the terrible photos.
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Acura NSX 150K to 170K I believe that would be the realistic target point.
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Originally Posted by Z_Rocks View Post
I highly doubt GM is getting into $400K car category. That market is already locked. My guess, it will be in sub $100K and will kick ***. This is going to be a volume car. That's how GM rolls... Volume.


Absolutely! GM/Chevy is not in the business of producing a run of 100 cars priced at $400k. Eventually Chevy will produce a C8 to sell to the masses as it has always done. The base car will probably run the same as the present Z06. The Z06 version will probably be in the $100k+ range. Its not going to be in the range of the NSX $150-170k because that car is not intended as a mass produced car and that price point would limit sales.

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I think I see Bigfoot in the drivers seat too.
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Doubtful the flagship Zora will even run $400K. I would bet half that, max.
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I'll believe it when is see it. And no, I don't see it in those photos (and if you do could you kindly pass the joint...)
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Yep in Tadge speak your new C7 is now OBSOLETE!
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