Chevrolet Corvette Indy Concept Car
From GM Heritage Center: The 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Concept was constructed in 1985 and first shown at the Detroit Auto Show in 1986. This was an inoperative show car powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo 2.6 liter V8 engine rated at 600 horsepower designed by Lotus Engineering. Two additional fully roadworthy prototypes followed and were powered with experimental, all aluminum, 5.7 liter (350 CID), 32 valve, V8 engines.
The Corvette Indy concept was created to showcase Chevrolet’s advanced automotive technology, and as such the car featured 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, active suspension, rear view camera with in dash view screen, drive by wire system and traction control. The body was made of carbon fiber/Nomex composite with scissor style doors. Ready to run the Corvette Indy stood only 42 inches tall and was expected to reach a top speed of 180 mph and reach 60 mph in less than five seconds.