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Old 09-13-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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ZR1 to be mid-engine for 2017

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/ne...id-engined/#/5
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No. No, it won't.

Zero chance of this.

Zero.
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Car and Driver has their rendering of the ZR1 Zora on their present cover.

And man, is this site dead. Why is there no chatter about the Z06 and the possibility of this new machine?
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No. No, it won't.

Zero chance of this.

Zero.
Maybe I'm not selling mine for nothing after all?

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Car magazines have been doing this with regularity since the 1960s. "EXCLUSIVE - Is this the new Corvette?" If I had a dollar for every time this story has been front-cover featured by any or all of the car magazines, I could afford to buy the car.

If it existed.

Which it doesn't. And won't, at least for the foreseeable future.

I know, I know . . . "but they said it was confirmed by GM!" Of course they did. Keep checking your e-mail for those Nigerian millions and you could be first in line.

Or not.
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There sure is a lot of others singing a similar tune...

https://www.google.com/#q=2017+zr1+corvette
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If one auto magazine or website announces it (as an "exclusive", of course), the rest of them pretty much have to. It has always been like that concerning the "new mid-engine Corvette" that has been "exclusively revealed" so many times over the years. It has never amounted to anything other than an attempt to sell magazines.

While I would be a huge fan (and in fact potential buyer) of such a car, there is no business model on the planet that makes sense for a car like this. It may be a car GM would like to have - at least I hope it is - but it isn't a car they NEED, and I don't see enough return on investment to justify it.

Not gonna happen, despite what all the auto magazines are trumpeting from the rooftops to gin up circulation (it's working . . . It always has). GM's best option to shut up, deny nothing, and enjoy the free buzz in the trade press for as long as it lasts.
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translation, there is nothing to talk about in the auto industry so we will dig up old stories and rehash them to sell things....
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translation, there is nothing to talk about in the auto industry so we will dig up old stories and rehash them to sell things....

Yep, that's pretty much it . . . Except that there's actually PLENTY to talk about going on in the auto industry . . . It's just that nothing grabs magazine readers or web site hits like a headline exposing the New Corvette.

Smoke & Mirrors, but always effective.
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I'm not that old (in the world of Corvette owners) and I've heard this story for as long as I can remember.

IMO, I never see Corvette going to a mid rear engine configuration. Everything I've read indicates that it's too expensive and it makes the cabin too cramped. Corvette holds its own against the world's best exotics at a huge fraction of the price the way its made now. It appeals to a large group and is relatively affordable to anyone who wants one. Why mess with that?
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Jalopnik was right on about the C6. I hope they are this time as well. I like the look of the car, and the rear end.


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I'm not that old (in the world of Corvette owners) and I've heard this story for as long as I can remember.

IMO, I never see Corvette going to a mid rear engine configuration. Everything I've read indicates that it's too expensive and it makes the cabin too cramped. Corvette holds its own against the world's best exotics at a huge fraction of the price the way its made now. It appeals to a large group and is relatively affordable to anyone who wants one. Why mess with that?
Don't forget mid engine cars have no cargo space.

A couple couldn't pack for a short weekend in a 918 Spider, 458 Italia, Hurrican, Aventador, LaFerrari, Let alone the 9 days my wife and I spent in out '03 for the Caravan this year.
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GM ":confirms" this only to fuck with the automotive press.
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My personal honest opinion a vehicle like this to build image is really a vehicle for Cadillac to make (and not Chevy) and right now Cadillac doesn't need it. I can see them making a mid engine AWD hybrid "supercar" for Cadillac within something like 10 years time.

I do get annoyed when you have people in the press constantly jumping on trends and stating that every single car on the planet needs to have something. For a while they made it sound as if every single performance car was going to have AWD. Yet here we are in 2014 and we still have a lot of RWD sports/sporty cars to pick from.

I remember when you just had to have a SMG, now you just have to have a dual clutch transmission. Then there was the whole twin turbo for everything (some of these trends have been recurring ones). It seems like when they drive a car that they like that has something then suddenly every car is going to go that way. The up coming Mazda Miata is still front engine RWD, and it still has a manual transmission as well. So does the C7, Mustang, Camaro, Viper, , etc.......

My point is I find it best to ignore almost anything that car rags say about rumors and future trends.
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