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Old 10-23-2018, 05:02 PM
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Mid-Engine Corvette Concepts That Never Made It
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With the reveal of the new mid-engine Corvette inching closer every day, here's a look at the mid-engine Corvette concepts that came before the C8.


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It's a good thing. Most of those are flat out fugly.
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Mid-Engine Corvette Concepts That Never Made It
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With the reveal of the new mid-engine Corvette inching closer every day, here's a look at the mid-engine Corvette concepts that came before the C8.

My favorite is the Astro II... Look at the curves on this thing! RUFF-RUFF!!!! Zora pushed for this one to be the C4... If only!!!!!


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I agree that is a beauty!
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Nothing wrong with either of those....the 2nd picture looks so much like a Lamborghini Miura.
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Too bad they never adopted the gullwing doors.
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
It's a good thing. Most of those are flat out fugly.
By todays standards, but keep in mind that in that era, men were wearing pastel colored polyester leisure suits with screen printed silk shirts, and white platform shoes. It was what it was.
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The Cerv III that came out in the 80's looked great (for the era). The Pontiac Banshee looked real similar and better when it came out in the early 90's.
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Way ahead of its time but as usual GM did nothing with it. Corporate Conservatism and inbreeding really has always held GM back. Oh and btw it had a TT DOHC LT-5.
Sound familiar?

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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
It's a good thing. Most of those are flat out fugly.
I agree! And age or era have nothing to do with it. A well proportioned, esthetic line of a classic car remains so over the decades (and commands high premium prices). A dog (like the Aztek) remains ugly over time that nobody would want to buy at any price.
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Originally Posted by lt4obsesses View Post
By todays standards, but keep in mind that in that era, men were wearing pastel colored polyester leisure suits with screen printed silk shirts, and white platform shoes. It was what it was.
DUDE!!! You forgot the sideburns, and the ****-stash. Not to mention the chest wig, and the plated gold medalian necklace.

Rolling to the disco in a brown on tan C3 with 178HP, and a 3-speed TH was the bomb.

Get it right... or don't get it period
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Originally Posted by Dominic Sorresso View Post


Way ahead of its time but as usual GM did nothing with it. Corporate Conservatism and inbreeding really has always held GM back. Oh and btw it had a TT DOHC LT-5.
Sound familiar?
That car is fugly
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Originally Posted by IronV View Post
My favorite is the Astro II... Look at the curves on this thing! RUFF-RUFF!!!! Zora pushed for this one to be the C4... If only!!!!!

A. The bodylines on this car are stunning
B. The wheels and ride height make it look like a kit-car reproduced by Hot-Wheels
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^^^^
Ride height is fine (look how low the area below the door is to the ground). As usual, it has the GM ridiculous tire/fender clearance.... for snow chains, I guess
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Originally Posted by range96 View Post
I agree! And age or era have nothing to do with it. A well proportioned, esthetic line of a classic car remains so over the decades (and commands high premium prices). A dog (like the Aztek) remains ugly over time that nobody would want to buy at any price.
Bob Lutz arrived at GM when the Aztek was released. He really liked it and so did I. Kids loved it also and it reached it's target market.
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Originally Posted by Dominic Sorresso View Post


Way ahead of its time but as usual GM did nothing with it. Corporate Conservatism and inbreeding really has always held GM back. Oh and btw it had a TT DOHC LT-5.
Sound familiar?
The problem with a TRUE show car (which this is) is that when you actually make it into a REAL car (side mirrors, windows, roof, windshield wipers, etc) it's not near as cool and everyone bitches that the production car "lost it's soul".
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Bob Lutz arrived at GM when the Aztek was released. He really liked it and so did I. Kids loved it also and it reached it's target market.
I believe everyone who saw the Aztec as the "target market" had a 12G shotgun
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Originally Posted by jcp911s View Post
That car is fugly
It may look fugly now, but I saw this car in a blue color, or something very similar to it at the 1989 or '90 Detroit Auto Show and it looked amazing. Obviously long ago, but it seemed very cuting edge back then.

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Nothing wrong with either of those....the 2nd picture looks so much like a Lamborghini Miura.

Huzzah!
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I always liked the Aerovette. Very sleek design. I got a chance to see it in person one time. It's a shame, GM got cold feet.

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