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Old 06-08-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
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GM Dealer Confirms 700-HP, Mid-Engine Corvette Zora

By Jerry Perez - May 11, 2016
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There’s a rumor lingering around the internet again, that could possibly confirm the production of the ever-elusive mid-engined Corvette Zora. But this time it comes directly from the dealership side of the business.
According to a recent Corvette Forum thread, a current General Motors dealership owner spilled the beans regarding a mid-engined, 6-cylinder, twin-turbocharged Corvette ZR1 with over 700 horsepower, being produced on a C7 platform, going on sale in 2017, and costing upwards of $150,000. As you could guess, said dealership owner has chosen to remain anonymous, and states that GM confirmed the production of such a vehicle during the yearly General Motors dealership owner’s meeting.
There are a handful of reasons why this rumor is most surely a complete pile of crap, but I also know that weird things happen in this industry. And never say never.
First of all, why would GM produce an all-new supercar to wow the people of the world on a platform that sooner rather than later will be replaced? Also, a $150,000 Corvette? Who exactly would they be targeting at that price range, and for what reason?
Lastly, even if said dealer could remain anonymous forever, why would someone violate the non-disclosure agreement they most likely had to sign before receiving such information? The implications of doing such a thing could not only have legal consequences, but also monetary.
That being said, the Ford GT managed to surprise us after living in secrecy for years. Could the Zora do the same?
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:11 PM   #2
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6-cylinder, twin-turbocharged Corvette ZR1
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:57 PM   #3
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The takeaway from this article is summed up in this quote "...this rumor is most surely a complete pile of crap..."
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:38 PM   #5
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Well the engine already exists in the ATS-V.

But not with 700hp.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:49 PM   #6
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Nice Ford GT you got there.
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:58 PM   #7
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Never. Going. To. Happen

GM can't engineer an ignition switch, let alone a mid engined supercar.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:07 PM   #8
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Yikes, remember when there was an uproar from Corvette purists over the new TAIL LIGHTS on the C7?

What happens when they catch wind of a new $150k vette with a V6?
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Yikes, remember when there was an uproar from Corvette purists over the new TAIL LIGHTS on the C7?

What happens when they catch wind of a new $150k vette with a V6?
I mean the car started out with a straight six, so if you are a real purist, the V6 is closer to it's roots than a V8 anyways :-P

Also, don't call it a Corvette, bring back the Corvair moniker, one of GM's best Rear engine vehicles ever ; if they hadn't axed Pontiac they could have called it a Fiero
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The definition of overcompensation.



No amount of money, horsepower, or size will change the person hiding behind the mirror called masculinity.
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:42 PM   #11
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Make Corvettte its own brand.

This mid engine is halo

C7 is bulk of sales

SUV/CUV corvette captures rest




(hides under a rock)
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:46 PM   #12
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Make Corvettte its own brand.

This mid engine is halo

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Not the first time it's been tossed out there. Porsche Cayenne competitor would be kinda cool.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:42 PM   #13
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Nice Ford GT you got there.
Looks like it is out to go head-to-head with the NSX at that price.
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