The rumor mill is back in action as Motor Trend is reporting multiple sources have confirmed the next-generation Corvette will feature a mid-mounted engine.

The rumor mill is back in action as Motor Trend is reporting multiple sources have confirmed the next-generation Corvette will feature a mid-mounted engine.

While this has been rumored for years, the magazine suggests the drastic weight reductions on the 2016 Camaro will bring it relatively close to the current Corvette. This could require the next-generation Corvette to be substantially different to help distance itself from the new Camaro.

Interestingly, the magazine is also reporting the current Corvette was slated to be mid-engined but those plans were shelved when Bob Lutz and Corvette chief engineer Tom Wallace retired. If this is correct, some development work could already be completed and incorporated into the next-generation model.

While everything sounds like speculation and fantasy, we might as well mention the most tantalizing part - a potential Cadillac supercar to battle the Audi R8.

 

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