James Derek Sapienza with everything anyone else besides GM knows about the so-called mid-engine Corvette:
There have been plenty of cars that never made their way to production, but none of them inspire as much passion and ire as the mid-engined Corvette… Fast forward to the late ’80s. The C4 Corvette was getting old, and there were rumors from GM that a big change was coming. The mid-engined Corvette Indy debuted as a concept in 1986… But last year, a strange test mule was seen roaring around GM’s test track in Michigan. Since then, we could’ve sworn we’ve seen more and more fire lapping up through all that smoke coming from the Corvette rumor-mill, so with the Cubs in first place, this winter’s forecast is brutally cold, and if we aren’t crazy (that’s a big if), we just might have a near-production-ready mid-engined Corvette
It’s a pipe dream. Won’t happen. Here’s the one from the early 1970s.