By Don Sherman October 5, 2014 / Photos by Nick Kaloterakis
GM’s head of global product development, Mark Reuss, confirms that the company is working on the next Corvette. Our sources elaborate on this salient piece of information, telling us that, after 61 years of evolution, the C8 will be revolutionary. The new Corvette will be the mid-engined American Dream Machine that Chevy couldn’t, until now, muster the courage to build. In truth, the factory is still not prepared to detail what’s coming, which is why you’re looking at the 2017 model year through our freshly waxed crystal ball. Continue reading Secret, mid-engined C8 Corvette to be THE American supercar→
While 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft peak torque are impressive numbers and certain attention grabbers, there’s another figure buried in the presentation for the Corvette Z06’s supercharged LT4 engine that is quite intriguing.
Work has commenced on the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C8, and word on the street is that the car will ride on a new mid-engine platform under development at General Motors Company [NYSE:GM]. While the C8 isn’t due until the end of the decade, a car riding on its platform may appear much sooner than that.
No, we’re not talking about the new sports car recently hinted at by Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen, although it is a distinct possibility Cadillac may eventually launch a car based on the new mid-engine platform. No, we’re talking about a new generation of the Corvette ZR1, which Car and Driver reports may be launched as early as the 2017 model year and sport a price tag of around $150,000. Continue reading Mid-Engine Corvette ZR1 To Bow In 2017, Cost $150k: Report→