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CAD Image Allegedly Shows Mid-Engine Corvette Twin-Turbo V-8

CAD Image Allegedly Shows Mid-Engine Corvette Twin-Turbo V-8

It’s another day, here’s another mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette rumor. This time it is additional CAD drawings that show what appears to be the car’s twin-turbocharged V-8 engine.

The authenticity of these images is virtually impossible to verify, but they do look convincing. If true, we see an obvious DOHC V-8 engine with pluming for two turbochargers in an engine cradle that is clearly a mid-engine format. Perhaps it goes without saying that an engine of this magnitude could easily generate in excess of 700 horsepower.

This is likely the Corvette’s LT7 engine, which is rumored to be the flagship engine option in the C8 Corvette. This twin-turbo V-8 is expected to be classified as a Generation 6 V-8 engine within the GM world. Two other engine options are expected on the mid-engine Corvette.

The latest information suggests the C8 Corvette will go into production in January 2019. When GM will decide to reveal the car is unknown at this time and, of course, they’re being tight-lipped about all things Corvette right now.




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    This should get Interesting. GM will likely have a mid-engined Corvette with supercar performance by all measures (assuming weight is competitive) potentially for less than others. That has been the NSX value proposition and they sold in triple digit numbers in 2017. What volume might a ~$150,000 mid-engined Corvette sell at? The more expensive Ford GT sold out its limited run -- is GM smarter to price the mid-engined Vette high knowing the volumes will be low? If so, does the traditional front engined Vette live on?
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