We need a new Corvette. The C6, like its predecessors, has lived far longer than GM anticipated it would, due in large part to the bankruptcy of the General and the need for serious restructuring. But every day brings us a bit closer to the next-gen Corvette, as well as offering up fresh rumors of what it might look like and what kind of engine will be under the hood.
GM’s North American President, Mark Reuss, speaking to AutoCar, said that the C7 Corvette will be “completely different’ from the current ‘Vette. Ladies and gents, let your imagination run wild!
These comments by GM’s head honcho are sure to feed the ever increasingly list of rumors about what kind of car the next generation Corvette. As always people are insinuating that the next Corvette could be mid-engined, a long hoped-for pipe dream by the ‘Vette faithful. While that would be “completely different” it would also meaning a substantial price increase to pay for all that extra engineering. It may also bring back the iconic “split window” from 1963, which GM has showed off on concept Corvettes (pictured above.)
What else? Well perhaps GM will start offering more variety of engines, rather than just a big displacement V8 that’s been the standby for almost six decades. A twin-turbo V6, which is rumored to be heading for the baby Cadillac, could also find its way into the Corvette. What’s for sure is that the next Corvette needs to have a more worldwide appeal, which means a lighter, better handling sports car with an upscale interior and lots of techno-gadgets. It doesn’t do us any good to just sit here and speculate though, so let us know what you want to see in the next ‘Vette. Who knows, GM might even be listening…