2018 corvette concept




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  • by Don Sherman //. January 12, Today it's clear that tradition is essential to the Corvette ethos. But younger, more adventurous customers will be needed.

    May By Daniel Pund Photos By Brian Williams Illustrations By Nick Kaloterakis And short of a few concept vehicles over the decades, it has never existed.

    Experience the Corvette Stingray sports car delivering in seconds & a driver-focused cockpit.

    The concept car concept is translated as "the idea of a car". This is a kind of prototype car, which tests people's reactions to new technologies being introduced, design solutions, etc. In its original form, prototypes are never launched into mass production.

    2018 corvette concept

    2018 corvette concept

    The reason for the quick changeover is because General Motors had started work on a mid-engine design for the C7 but ended up scrapping the plans in the tumult of the bankruptcy, with the C7 we ended up with being somewhat of a placeholder. We know the XLR was a flop, but that was more in the execution than the idea. Get the Web's best daily performance and luxury automotive newsletter! One of the biggest challenges is thought to be heat management. What better way to honor the man who made the Corvette the performance icon it is today than by finally building the car he always dreamed of?

    2018 corvette concept

    2018 corvette concept

    2018 corvette concept

    2018 corvette concept

    2018 corvette concept

    Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots and video

    Here's one to jack your blood pressure through the roof! The next Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be mid-engined. Multiple sources have told us that the next version of the Corvette ZR1 will be mid-engined. One of these sources even stated that the next-generation Corvette -- the C8 -- will ship with its engine mounted in the middle.

    The rendering above, by Tom Matsumoto, shows what the mid-engined Corvette could look like. Yes, yes -- we know -- another story about a mid-engine Corvette.

    2018 corvette concept

    Will this madness never end? This particular fantasy tale, as some of you know, seems to have been continuously reported on since when the CERV II was built. Only GM's cement-shoed board stopped him.

    Chevrolet tried again in with the admittedly rear-engined XP and then again with the XP in Next came the XP in , the two-rotor and Porsche based! XPGT in odd side note: Point is that a mid-engine Corvette has been in the collective Chevrolet consciousness for decades. The story of the almost mid-engine car has become part of the Corvette's lore, of its mystique.

    2018 corvette concept

    In other words, mid-engine work has already been done on this generation of Corvette. Further supporting the mid-engine Corvette hypothesis is the fact that on June 2, Chevrolet trademarked the name Zora for the intended use of "motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.

    What better way to honor the man who made the Corvette the performance icon it is today than by finally building the car he always dreamed of? It was of course mid-engined, as Zora firmly believed that a low polar-moment of inertia was the key to a world-class sports car. Here's another reason to suspect that the mid-engine Corvette rumors are true: A ATS with the 2. The new C7 Corvette Stingray coupe with a seven-speed manual? Furthermore, we suspect the C7 Z06 with its supercharger and aero aids will weigh more than the base 'Vette, probably around pounds, about pounds lighter than a Porsche Turbo.

    In terms of power to weight, the Camaro is going to be stepping on the Corvette's toes, hard. If Chevrolet makes not just the C7 ZR1, but the entire C8 Corvette lineup mid-engine, the move would make sense from a sales and marketing as well as model-differentiation point of view. There's also some talk of a Corvette "family" for the C8.

    2018 corvette concept

    Corvette is obviously strong enough to stand as its own brand. Can one platform support both engine locations? It's doable, though certainly unprecedented, and it would no doubt be freakishly expensive. If GM were to turn Corvette into a family of vehicles, we suspect the front- and mid-engine cars would be built on two distinct platforms. The front-engine model range Stingray? That would keep prices down and allow GM to position Stingray as the entry-level Corvette.

    The C8 Stingray would probably not get the biggest horsepower engines. Interior finish would be more lavish. Horsepower of is OK in a rear-drive-only format when you have a mid-engine platform Pagani Huayra , anyone?

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