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Username Post: Corvette On Line , Mid Engine Rumor Reality        (Topic#338135)
stingray caretaker 
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08-08-16 09:20 AM - Post#2644461    

Sounds like fact and rumor have collided. Late 2018 the mid engine platform is scheduled to roll out the doors. The current C-7 lives to 2021. The chassis photo doesn't look like much of an engineering challenge but reality can be deceiving. It has been in the works since 2007 according to articles I have read. Not if, ... but when it becomes reality the super car market will be in for a shake up. No mention of the overhead cam engine they comment on at times. The MSRP will increase. One can believe only the latest and greatest performance parts / features will be included in this package. Can't wait to see this on the street.



 




TAT_2 
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08-08-16 02:09 PM - Post#2644526    
    In response to stingray caretaker



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stingray caretaker 
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08-09-16 10:19 AM - Post#2644748    
    In response to TAT_2

Lots of chrome, cool license plate, ............ but the sad part is the title still speaks blue oval. Not that I am prejudice ( well maybe ) and I can marvel great engineering, but past brushes with this manufacturer including two 67 Mustangs makes me head to the GM corral. I know an individual that bought a used Viper, kept it for one year, put on very few miles, and dropped 20 grand for the privilege . My Corvette purchases were positive experiences. I'm not concerned with whats on sale, just the models that spin my clock. I would love a C-7 but it does not accommodate a 6'4" frame. I can get in but getting out requires anti gravity laws. Maybe the mid engine model will create additional firewall space.



 
Bel Air kiwi 
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08-30-16 01:08 AM - Post#2648559    
    In response to stingray caretaker

Hi, Its a blue oval Engine alright. A Cleveland with some very serious parts added. Just have a look at those rocker covers. They include rocker stud girdling factory. They are super rare and cost as much as a SBC just for the covers. I am a big fan of the corvette but it is no comparison to this sort of car, year for year. The corvette has always been an appearance item car and it is to motor sport what a Harley Davidson is to motorcycle racing.
Not relevant. Only the very latest iterations and models that are top of the line have made a place for themselves on the international stage.
Cheers Kiwi


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Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
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08-30-16 01:09 AM - Post#2648560    
    In response to stingray caretaker

Hi, Its a blue oval Engine alright. A Cleveland with some very serious parts added. Just have a look at those rocker covers. They include rocker stud girdling factory. They are super rare and cost as much as a SBC just for the covers. I am a big fan of the corvette but it is no comparison to this sort of car, year for year. The corvette has always been an appearance item car and it is to motor sport what a Harley Davidson is to motorcycle racing.
Not relevant. Only the very latest iterations and models that are top of the line have made a place for themselves on the international stage.
Cheers Kiwi


48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 
TAT_2 
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08-30-16 03:31 PM - Post#2648714    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

NATURALLY BEING A PONTIAC FAN I OWNED A 86 FIERO AMONGST THE LIST OF MANY FORMER OWNED RIDES,SO IM KINDA CURIOUS ON HOW THEIR GONA COOL THE MILL ETC.

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


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Bel Air kiwi 
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09-13-16 01:44 AM - Post#2651017    
    In response to TAT_2

If it is going ahead and all models in the range share the same platform then the cooling system is fairly likely to be a nose radiator with oil and trans coolers in the flanks. It really depends on the styling cues they wish to follow. Mid engine doesn't necessarily mean inline engine configuration. Some of the past iterations have used lateral engine placement. Particularly if you had say 12 cylinders. Sideways ahead of the rear axle line works well.
Cheers Kiwi


48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 




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