GM’s Mid-Engined Corvette Plans Confirmed by Saab Engineer

GM’s Mid-Engined Corvette Plans Confirmed by Saab Engineer

It appears as though rumors that the Corvette will go mid-engined may in fact be true. In a recent interview with a trade magazine one of Saab’s top engineers broke the news, revealing that his team had developed a dual-clutch transmission for a, “mid-engined version of the Corvette.”

There’s no word on how many gears the dual-clutch system has, but the engineer in question did comment that it was designed to hold up to 590 ft-lbs of torque – which may suggest a possible turbocharged or supercharged engine.

Rumors that Chevy would move the Corvette to more a mid-engine setup have been around for decades, but have heated up recently as it seems GM wants to take the car up-market to compete with European rivals. It is believed a mid-engine model was on the drawing board for the next C7 generation but was scrapped due to GM’s recent financial woes. More recently we’re heard reports that the C7 will instead by a stop-gap model with a short production schedule as GM prepares for a revolutionary C8 model.

[Source: AutoCar]

  • Chad

    THAT is supposed to be a Corvette? That is NOT a Corvette. Bleh!

  • amped

    Thats the Corvette Stingray concept.

  • LotusFan

    Looks better in action. Go watch Transformers 2! How did you miss that?

  • LotusTurboEcotec

    Thats just an artist rendering but midengine is whats need to go up market. They have Camaro now Corvette can grow.

  • RacingCowboy

    Too much Cadillac XLR here.

  • Ramond LeHigh

    They’re still thinking gas powered? A little old fashioned, huh?

  • Dion

    I also hope its 4WD, alongside the front engine 2WD for traditionalists, which maybe become extinct with the arrival of the C8.

  • Corvette Dog

    1985 Corvette 185 hp 2012 638hp ZR-1 26 years kinda slow comeing around on the good stuff…I can’t wate 26 more years for more good stuff..Build the dam thing…