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      01-08-2015 02:37 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Somewhere cold. That asphalt is cracked to sh!t.
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      01-08-2015 02:47 PM #27
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    4. 01-08-2015 02:54 PM #28
      This shouldn't be surprising.

      The Corvette team has pretty much squeezed out all the performance/handling from the current configuration so the switch was inevitable if they wanted to keep upping the performance/handling capabilities.
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      01-08-2015 02:54 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      I don't see anything that indicates it's mid engine from those two photos other than an assumption.
      And with your engineering degree, where woudl the engine be in relation to the driver and passenger footwells and the front wheelwells allowing for steering? There's seriously no room up there except for a tranverese FWD I4 ahead of the wheels, and even that's sketchy with a radiator in front.

      No, that bodywork covers a mid-engine layout. Now whether it's for a Corvette or not is questionable, as we've seen that repeatedly since the early '60s.
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      01-08-2015 02:55 PM #30
      The only words I can muster:



      It better be called the Zora

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      01-08-2015 02:56 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      I don't see anything that indicates it's mid engine from those two photos other than an assumption.
      Well, you have to use a bit of TCL presumption when viewing that panel behind the cab held in place with 8 fasteners.

      Also "...cooling intakes located along the rocker panels...".
      Last edited by Electron Man; 01-08-2015 at 02:59 PM.

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      01-08-2015 02:57 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Electron Man View Post
      Well, you have to use a bit of TCL presumption when viewing that panel behind the cab held in place with 8 fasteners.
      Maybe that's a hot tub cover and it's electric batteries up front.

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      01-08-2015 03:00 PM #33
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      Miss Daisy might not do all her own work and rub her car with a diaper, but she also wasn't a flatbrim bro who hoped boosted VTAK would make women jump into the car naked at 50mph.

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      01-08-2015 03:02 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Is the world ready for a $150k+ Chevy?
      If it is a limited production similar to the mid engined Ford(GT) then hell yes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by whiteboy1 View Post
      My point that you changing his quote to "prove him wrong" is ridiculous. Obviously we're talking about opinions and different needs. Its as if I'm hungry for a burger and you telling me that having a milkshake is better because you can drink them instead of chew.

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      01-08-2015 03:12 PM #35
      They need to stop all development right now. Throw a Corvette or Cadillac badge on it and it's perfect. It would not be mistaken for anything else.
      Yarp or narp?

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      01-08-2015 03:23 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by dos View Post
      If it is a limited production similar to the mid engined Ford(GT) then hell yes.
      This. I loved the Ford GT. GM has a great parts bin and some talented engineers working in some departments (Camaro SS, New Vette, CTS-V) these days so a similar exercise would be a great halo car.

      Let's just hope they don't have to recall it too

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      01-08-2015 03:24 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      I don't see anything that indicates it's mid engine from those two photos other than an assumption.
      The proportions suggest something very similar to a Carrera GT's layout:






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      01-08-2015 03:36 PM #38
      It does exist!

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      01-08-2015 03:42 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      The proportions suggest something very similar to a Carrera GT's layout:
      (Before we get too far along I was joking, the gigantic bolted on flat panel is a pretty good indicator).

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      01-08-2015 03:42 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by ClothSeats View Post
      You mean a unibody truck with a rivet-sealed bed?
      Sure. Mid-Engine Escalade Coupé de Ville. That's what Cadillac dealers really want. It'll be a winner.
      Yarp or narp?

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      01-08-2015 04:46 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      The only words I can muster:



      It better be called the Zora
      On one of the latest Autoline Detroit interviews with Mark Reuss, John McElroy asked him what was going on with GM trademarking Zora and a few variations of the name and Mark answered with a sly "you never know." With these pictures, it seems very plausible that a mid-engine Zora version of the Vette is coming. Pretty amazing times!

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      01-08-2015 04:50 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by ClownCar View Post
      Sure. Mid-Engine Escalade Coupé de Ville. That's what Cadillac dealers really want. It'll be a winner.


      I'm thinking there will be the C8, and then the C8 Zora. I'm hoping Cadillac will be able to use the platform...
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    19. 01-08-2015 04:52 PM #43
      I'm still thinking/leaning towards the Zora (or whatever they name the mid engine car) and Corvette/Stingray being separate models.

      This gives Cadillac a platform for a halo car as well.

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      hrmmmm

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      01-08-2015 06:19 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Look through the gallery and it would appear that those shots were taken with a drone. Makes you wonder where they flew it over to get the images...
      Looks like Milford Proving Grounds. There's a couple of places on the west/southwest side of the property where you can park on the side of the road and get a good vantage point from public right-of-way via drone/tree climbing

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      01-08-2015 06:26 PM #46
      Drones are really changing up the game.
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      01-08-2015 07:03 PM #47
      Thanks for posting that! I haven't got the issue yet.
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      01-08-2015 07:26 PM #48
      as much as id like to see a true mid engined thoroughbred from america .... the 50 grand FR vette would be sorely missed if replaced by a 90+ grand mid engined car
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Sounds great. Maybe I'm just a fascist and didn't know it.. I don't know if I even care anymore.

    25. 01-08-2015 07:43 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      I don't see anything that indicates it's mid engine from those two photos other than an assumption.
      There are a couple more pics in the C&D gallery that show giant intakes for something on the front of each wing stanchion. Also, it's tough to tell, but there may be some sort of draw-through intake for something like a radiator between the stanchions, cut out of the deck cover. That could be the reflection of the wing though, hard to tell.
      =P

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      01-08-2015 08:07 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Look through the gallery and it would appear that those shots were taken with a drone. Makes you wonder where they flew it over to get the images...
      Photos were taken at the GM Proving Grounds in Milford. Article itself even stated it was done with a helicopter.
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