The Four-Rotor Corvette spend four years garaged waiting for a good time to finally get rid of its inadequate rotary engines. In 1977 Chevy fitted the car with the XP-895 powertrain and showed it with a new and evocative name: the Aerovette. Instant hit! Soon after the car was approved to be produced for the 1980 model year, the mid-engine Corvette was finally becoming a reality. Sadly, Duntov and Mitchell didn’t stay in GM long enough to ensure that this would actually happen. The new regime at GM killed the mid-engined Corvette as a cost saving measure. Instead we got the C4.