2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Engine

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Engine

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Engine welcome to our website carsauthority.com a website that discusses various types of car models that are popular in the world, we really expect our website to be your choice in speaking automotive world, I hope you enjoy our review. The Mid engine version of all the favorite American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette, is approaching. Or at least a lot of people in the car industry think it’s coming, thanks to all the rumors, leaky information and test mules that have been spied on recently. 

After dozens of years of thinking and processing, this is what we know so far the most passionate of the anticipated American sports car in history. There have been rumors about Chevrolet developing an average engine Corvette for half a century. In fact, Chevy has built a number of mid-engine concepts over the years, only to abandon them somewhere in development.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Engine

The first official prototype (depicted above) was revealed all the way back in 1970, and was almost production ready. In 1986, GM showed out of the Indy Corvette, complete with a Mid-mounted twin-turbo V8 and all-wheel-drive. Then, in 2002, Cadillac revealed the impressive hundred concept in the Detroit Auto Show. Between the shafts of the hundred, behind the passengers, there was a 7.5 l V12 with 750 horsepower. It was not branded as Chevy, but the industry observers took it as a sign that GM wanted to do something big.

In 2004, it was decided that came corvette grip limit with a traditional front engine, rear wheel drive. Like the legendary product type of GM and the R&T contributor Bob Lutz explains the design team came up to the construction of two large-scale clay models, corvette and cadillac XLR equal, both with the engine in the middle. Unfortunately, the recession of 2008 (and the eventual rescue of the GM government) caused the automaker to be put on hold, and eventually cancel, this mid-engine Corvette project.

Now, the development in the replacement of C7 ‘s has begun, and rumor has it, a mid-engine variant is in the works. Mark Reuss, GM’s global product development manager, says the C8 will be “revolutionary.” For some corvette observers, that can only mean one thing: a mid-engine Chevy supercar.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Engine

The Corvette Forum Reader “Rsinor” reportedly obtained a copy of a document from his Markit, a London-based business analysis company. Unfortunately, the link to the original report is no longer available, but based on what the readers say, the C8 will get as many as three engine options. The current Corvette 6.2-liter V-8 is listed but is most likely destined for the Front-Engine C7, which is believed to continue production for a few more years. The most interesting data of the document is that it is also expected options of 4.2 liters and 5.5 liters V-8, presumably for the next variant of the intermediate engine. His production estimates suggest that the 6.2-liter V-8 will be the most popular choice, which would make sense if the C7 continues as the “volume” model, followed by the 4.2-liter and finally the 5.5-liter. The Corvette Forum also believes that the smaller V-eight will probably be twin-turbocharged and a dual overhead cam design.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Engine

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Engine

In terms of HP, the 5.5-liter will apparently make a maximum of 850 hp, with the 4.2-liter putting out somewhat closer to 650 hp. If so, that would mean that the Corvette on top of the mid-engine line will do almost 100 HP more than the already-fast Corvette ZR1, and the mid-Tier C8 will do roughly the same power as a C7 Z06.

Speaking of the C7, it is believed that Chevrolet will keep it in production, even after the mid-engine version goes on sale. It would be sold next to the (presumably more expensive) C8 up to 2021. There has also been talk of a Cadillac version, but Corvette Forum believes that it will most likely be a racing car, not a production vehicle.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Mid Price

One of the key factors behind the Corvette’s sales is its exceptional value. With a recommended starting from only $55,400, the current C7 represents a big business for those who want fun and performance without having to drain their kids ‘ college backgrounds. Obviously, the average engine variant would cost more, possibly much more, as it would require a completely new redesigned platform from scratch.

150,000 dollars seems to be the most popular number floating around, which is nearly twice the starting price of the current Corvette King, the Z06. However, Don Sherman in Hagerty claims that it should begin around $70,000, putting it right into the territory of Porsche 718 Cayman S.