Mid-Engine Corvette Sighted Running Around Nurburgring On Labor Day

While most Americans were either laboring amid the daily grind, or enjoying the sunset of an extended weekend thanks to the Labor Day holiday, engineers at Chevrolet were hard at it, trying to be inconspicuous in the most sought-after prototype to date. Clad in a much thinner skin of camouflage, the mid-engine car that everyone is hanging the Corvette nameplate upon was seen driving around a curvy stretch of German countryside better known as the Nurburgring.

Carbuzz.com reported on the event, and while the only shots that came from this chance encounter were at a much slower pace than would be expected at a place like the Green Hell, they do give a lot more understanding of what has been hiding under all that padding and zebra-skin. Some of the bumps were revealed to simply be unnecessary padding, while others help to confirm some subtle details of the design. Viewing the rear window area, you can see what appears to be venting on each side of the glass. With the recent patents submitted for “active aero” we’re wondering if this isn’t a way of diverting the air up from those large scoops on each side of the car. There are also what appears to be additional vents on the rear fascia area, which also could be used for additional cooling.

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Either way, the mid-engined car is running around the ‘Ring for a specific purpose, and I’m sure that we’ll be hearing about timed laps in the not too distant future.

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Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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