If you care anything about America’s sports car, by now you’ve probably gotten an earful from all over the internet about GM’s mythical halo car – a mid-engined Corvette. Whether or not this bohemian ‘Vette will be gracing the Corvette family (or cursing it, depending on your point of view), is pretty uncertain at this point.
The idea of a mid-engined sibling to the Corvette dates back to legendary Zora Arkus-Duntov, who fathered the concept. Since the prototypes back in the earlier Corvette generations, fans of the car have been astir with the question of whether or not a mid-engined platform will hit production. And in recent years, with the rollercoaster ride of anticipation now at full speed, it seems that Duntov’s vision for the ‘Vette may come to life at long last.
The folks over at CorvetteForum.com have announced that – according to a mysterious, unnamed source – it has (once again) been confirmed that the General will be unleashing a new, Euro-style Corvette platform on the world. This isn’t the first time it’s been teased at or even verified, so in case you’re not entirely up to speed, take a look at our mid-engine rumor recap to catch all the ups and downs of the story.
The last anyone heard of the potential halo car was from Cadillac-President Johan de Nysschen, when he inadvertently confirmed a mid-engine Corvette platform, but suggested that it would wear the Cadillac crest. Per CorvetteForum‘s ‘unnamed source’, however, GM will likely pay its respect to Mr. Duntov by gifting the car with a Corvette nameplate.
The unnamed source also proposed that this would finally be GM’s direct competitor with Ford’s GT supercar, and would be priced accordingly. So with a $400,000 price tag, a mid-engine Corvette might be less attainable (and consequently less exciting) than we thought.