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It was Zora-Arkus Duntov's dream. One that he couldn't convince the GM brass to build. Since the C6 was deemed evolutionary, should the next generation Corvette be Revolutionary?

The Mosler comes to my mind when I think of the direction that future Corvettes should take. What do you guys think?

 

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I hope not. The corvette is meant to be a daily driven car. Mid engined cars give up a lot of storage roome and arent the best for daily use.
 

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Doubtful that we'll see a mid-engined Corvette IMO. I'm just hoping a front engined Blue Devil will come to fruition at this point!
 

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it would be a cool car for sure but . . . it wouldnt be a Corvette IMO
 

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the corvette is already mid engined..engine is completly behind the front drive shaft line...:thumbsup:

will the engine be behind the cockpit...doubtful unless GM spins of the corvette into its own line
 

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I hope not. The corvette is meant to be a daily driven car. Mid engined cars give up a lot of storage roome and arent the best for daily use.

:agree:
 

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I think the main reason Zora wanted a mid-engined Corvette was for weight distribution.

When the '97 came out, it was 51.4 48.6 distribution, had lowest coefficient drag and best cornering than any other Corvette. With the rear transaxle that Punk Boy mentioned, I don't think there's a need for mid-engined anymore. The last of the C5's are even more refined let alone the C6!!!

Can you imagine the millions in engineering R & D needed to change the car that much with no real gain.

There was nutso hoopla about the fixed headlamps on the C6, just think of the civil war between customers and GM if they tried that move. I also think the press would absolutely slam GM for that one.

Chuck :)
 

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I think the main reason Zora wanted a mid-engined Corvette was for weight distribution.

When the '97 came out, it was 51.4 48.6 distribution, had lowest coefficient drag and best cornering than any other Corvette. With the rear transaxle that Punk Boy mentioned, I don't think there's a need for mid-engined anymore. The last of the C5's are even more refined let alone the C6!!!

Can you imagine the millions in engineering R & D needed to change the car that much with no real gain.

There was nutso hoopla about the fixed headlamps on the C6, just think of the civil war between customers and GM if they tried that move. I also think the press would absolutely slam GM for that one.

Chuck :)
You're probably right Chuck. It probably will never happen.

I can't wait to see the C6 comparisons to other cars (Viper, Ferrari, Lambo, etc). Espcially the Z06 options yet to come.
 

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It would be a great tribute to Zora but I'm not sure it would be a pratical car for the consumer that today wants "their" Corvette to meet a variety of lifestyles.

It started as a weekend driver and slowly turned in to a unique car to drive to work.

With the C4, it also became a GREAT road car allowing the passengers to travel across the country in virtual comfort.

The C5 and C6 will continue improvement on every bit of the legacy.

IMHO, until the engineers can't build on the current architecture, you won't see a radical change like a mid-engine.
 

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WOW LQQKY, Send pics. It would be interesting to see what you've come up with.

I also want to see the comparisons expecially between the C5 and C6.

My wife told me last night she's scared I'm going to get a C6 if the numbers are too far ahead of the C5!!!

:whip:

Chuck
 

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Maybe,the electric corvette is only one or two generations away..Go read the EPA web-sites.Lots of changes in the very,very near future.No car is exempt....:( I'm definatly keeping my C5.
 

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electric NO. after the internal combustion engine corvette is done and over with I would like to see a Hydrogen powered Vette . . . thats where the power is
 

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electric NO. after the internal combustion engine corvette is done and over with I would like to see a Hydrogen powered Vette . . . thats where the power is
Good reply,I actually meant to write hydrogen-electric,last year corvette fever magazine did an article on it.There already developing the frame,had pictures and everything,they were predicting the C7 as hydrogen/electric.Seems more like c8 though,but ya never know.Your correct,they said 200 hp hydrogen vette would beat a stock C5 in a 1/4 mile.But man,thats alot of stuff to worry about if you get in a wreck.Battery acids,hydrogen gas,etc...
 

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do you have a link the the article .. ? I agree a hydrogen vette would be fast and have power but imagine reving your engine and bubbles coming out your exhaust . . .:laughing:
 

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There a 2 pics in my gallery of a middy.

I can't seem to get the urls to post properly.
 
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