The mid 1980s were a busy time for General Motors. Then the biggest and most powerful automaker in the world, GM was immersed in the development of quite a few groundbreaking technologies like; active suspension, four wheel  steering, anti-lock brakes, traction control, on-board electronic screens and even a GPS based navigation system. The company needed a car that was as groundbreaking as the technologies to be showcased in it. In 1985, the Chevrolet Corvette Indy Showcar was greenlighted. By January the concept car was ready to be displayed at the 1986 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Corvette Indy was powered by Chevy’s new Indy 2.65 Twin-Turbo V8 producing 600 horsepower located right behind it’s only seat. All those technologies have since seen the light of the day, but it would still be 33 more years for the mid-engine layout’s turn. However, its presence in the concept gave way to wild speculation about the impending arrival of a mid-engined Corvette.