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    New mid engine Corvette

    Yesterday, I saw the new 2020 Corvette on display at Coughlin Chevrolet in Pataskala, Ohio. It was brought in by GM for a one day only display. WOW, was my first reaction, however, it was so crowded that I really couldn't take it all in. When I first stopped in, there must have been 200 to 300 people on the showroom floor, so I went back for a second look later in the afternoon. WOW, was my reaction again.

    I personally think it's a game changer for the Corvette. Some purists are going to be upset with the switch to mid engine, but GM has extracted everything they could from the front engine platform. If you don't like it, there are still plenty front engine 2019's left on the dealer lots to be had.

    Time to move on. This is a vehicle that will compete with the high dollar exotics at less than one third to one half the price. Can't wait for the Grand Sport, ZO6 and ZR1 variants.

    What do you guys and gals think?
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    I suppose if someone parked one in my driveway and handed me the keys I'd drive it. I've always been a car guy but mostly Mopars, but Corvettes have peaked my interest lately. My wife always liked ragtops and I've thought about picking a used one up when we retire in about 7 months.
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    Either going to be a big leap forward for the Vette or a big leap off the cliff.

    Years ago down here you'd see some Vettes rolling around, not so much lately.

    Mustangs are all over the place.
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    It's definitely a sharp Corvette, I was wondering on the wording "mid engine", thought maybe it sat right in the passenger seat. But I see a little trunk space there.
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    Love it!

    They would sell more in JD green with yellow wheels!
    Love that mid-engine. I had a '72 De Tomaso Pantera that was a ticket magnet, even parked.
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    I had the extreme hots for the Dodge Viper when they first came out. I couldn't afford one of them either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINICUP28 View Post
    They would sell more in JD green with yellow wheels!
    Love that mid-engine. I had a '72 De Tomaso Pantera that was a ticket magnet, even parked.
    I always loved the Pantera.

    My older brother bought a new Fiat X1/9 in '74. It was also midengined.
    Car drove like a go cart.

    GM is behind the curve again, Midengined sorts cars have been economical and around for over 40 years.

    No reason any serious sports car wouldn't be midengined.

    Other than GM's being late to the dance again it looks to be a really top notch sports car. If your inclined to like sports cars you'd be foolish to not at least look at one.

    I think there has been a lot of hesitance on GM's part to do anything to radically change the Vet. Even if its for the better.
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    The car still has a lot of the angular similarities of the C7, but unlike prior generations where the front end was long and the rear end short, it is exactly the opposite. Sitting in the car you can actually see over the short hood. The engine as you know, sits behind the driver and passenger, but is still in front of the rear axle. This thing is going to be a beast on the track.
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    I like it...I've been getting interested in Corvettes too that last few months...
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