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Old 02-01-2016, 05:13 PM   #21
Skunkers
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Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
While I think Corvette could easily stand on its own, I do not think chevy will ever let go. I mean without them, all they have rental cars and Camaros.
Difficult to say. When it comes to the mid-engine Corvette, I would normally sit firmly in the "they keep talking about it but its never gonna happen" camp; however, I seem to remember one of the rags did a huge article for the launch of the C7 and in there they interviewed a GM head, and he was saying they were "Go" for a mid-engine car that got canceled because of the bankruptcy. And IIRC he even said they are getting back on track for a potential mid-engine C8, since the high end models are getting too much power to stay FR much longer. That sounds... plausible, but I wish someone had scans of the article I'm remembering.

Regarding the brand, you might be right. I don't think it would be bad to have a Corvette brand if they made a couple different models to go under it. On the flip side, the main purpose of having a halo car is to bring people to your brand; not to create another one. Even though the situations would be slightly different, it does make one wonder if GM observing the failure of Chrysler's separate SRT brand will factor into that decision...?
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