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I love the new design of the C7 but will the next one be a mid-engine? And will motor be a V8 or TT V-6?
 

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Im not sure if you mean next as a C8 model which I think is at least 6 years away at best but I doubt it will be mid-engine based on what people come to expect from an American Muscle/Sports car (front engine with RWD). Also, unless GM has other mid-engine cars in the works, I do not think they would go through the trouble of design for just one model.

That said... I can see them going to a 6 cylinder hybrid or even 4 cylinder with a supercharger if the regulations get too tough to deal with by the time the C8 is released.
 

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I doubt a mid engine as the Corvette has achieved a 50/50 distribution since the introduction of the C5 in 1997. The TT V6 though is real and I expect to see that in the C8 if not a option later in the C7. We have been building forced induction 3.6L DI V6's for years with 500-600 plus HP and reliability, and a 4 cyl as well. The greater power out of smaller displacement engines is the trend and Corvette has resisted this due to the loyal push rod V8 following, but it is inevitable the move will happen.
 

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REALLY?????

This has been the rumor for the last 20 years. Get over it guys, the Corvette will NEVER be a mid-engine car. Just like the 911 will never be anything but a rear engine car. GM may build a mid engine car at some point (highly doubt it, GM IS NOT as sports car company) but it won't be a Corvette.
 

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REALLY?????

This has been the rumor for the last 20 years. Get over it guys, the Corvette will NEVER be a mid-engine car. Just like the 911 will never be anything but a rear engine car. GM may build a mid engine car at some point (highly doubt it, GM IS NOT as sports car company) but it won't be a Corvette.
GM built a Corvair, and a Fiero, both cars had engines aft of the helm, albeit neither was of "hot rod" status, however, a Fiero with a V-8 transplant is one bad chicken.
 

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I surely hope Corvette does not go to a twin turbo :(
 

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The inside word is they are pretty far along with the twin turbo 3.6L V6 development. Just rumor of course.

We did a 455 Olds toranado with a 6-71 blower in a fiero years ago....there are pictires on line if you google search. Crazy car (the owner did most of the work).
 

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I love the new design of the C7 but will the next one be a mid-engine? And will motor be a V8 or TT V-6?
I do not believe there will be a mid-engine Corvette, if nothing else for the size of your "trunk." Mid engines can not carry two golf bags, nor enough luggage for a cross country trip -- two Corvette requirements the last three generations. Want a little fun, visit a new Porsche and look at the tiny luggage space they have.

We have facts as to whether there will be a TT V-6 for the C8, but as long as the tried and true small block V8 is so compact, produces the best HP & TQ for its size, gets the best gas mileage for its power output, and as long as us Corvette crazies keep telling Tadge Juechter we do not want anything but a V8, doubt there will be anything other than a good ole American V8, even on the C9 or the C10.
 

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I do not believe there will be a mid-engine Corvette, if nothing else for the size of your "trunk." Mid engines can not carry two golf bags, nor enough luggage for a cross country trip -- two Corvette requirements the last three generations. Want a little fun, visit a new Porsche and look at the tiny luggage space they have.

We have facts as to whether there will be a TT V-6 for the C8, but as long as the tried and true small block V8 is so compact, produces the best HP & TQ for its size, gets the best gas mileage for its power output, and as long as us Corvette crazies keep telling Tadge Juechter we do not want anything but a V8, doubt there will be anything other than a good ole American V8, even on the C9 or the C10.
Elegant,
After 2 months on this forum, your perspective carries a lot of weight with me, sooo.... I hope you are right.

In your corner is the fact that this convo is just a rerun of convos since the late 60's and Chevy has stayed true to the Corvette spirit through all these years, including the oil crisis years and two serious downturns, bankruptcy and a temporary government take over.

I'm going to stay a believer.

All that said, I plan to keep my 3rd Vette (my new 2014 Stingray) forever. So if this is the last of a dying breed I'll be even more proud to own it 10 and 20 years from now and even more happy with the value it will hold so much better because due to being the end of a lineage.



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Soon to be the proud owner of my 3rd Vette, a CGM 7sp Z51 Coupe
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The inside word is they are pretty far along with the twin turbo 3.6L V6 development. Just rumor of course.

We did a 455 Olds toranado with a 6-71 blower in a fiero years ago....there are pictires on line if you google search. Crazy car (the owner did most of the work).
Actually further along than you think, GM already built and is selling a TT 3.6L V6 they put it in the Cadillac CTS.
Cadillac Twin-Turbo Debuts in All-New 2014 CTS Sedan

Rumor is we might see this engine in the next gen Camaro.

As far as a mid-engine Corvette? Sorry will never happen and no reason to. As far as a TT 3.6L V6 in the Corvette I won't say it will never happen. Unfortunately with tighter and tighter emissions mandates, gas economy and such who knows what GM maybe force to do by the time the C8 is released.

You might see a TT 3.6L V6 in the base model and then a V8 in the high performance model like the Z06. Who's to say, look what GM had to do back in the 70's with the gas crunch, a 1975 Corvette with 165hp, really?????
 

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Everyone has made good points. Let me add one more, that is a purely personal observation, that many will disagree with. A mid-engine car looks different, the front deck is shorter, and the rear end is longer. Do not like that look, nor is it a "Corvette look."

If there is C8 with a twin-turbo that is more efficient, that sounds good and doesn't ruin Corvette's traditional looks and proportions, could get over my love affair with a good 'ole American V8.
 

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I would personally never go for a twin turbo. I could do the mid-engine, OTOH. :) LOL. Variety: the spice of life...
 
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