As unofficial reports showed, GM might adopt a mid-engined layout in order to close the segment gap between the Corvette and European competitors, such as Ferrari. (in fact, the idea is not new at all). It is clear that the company has
The C7 Corvette will enter production in 2013 and General Motors wants the car to become a serious player on global markets. Thus, the vehicle will also come with an interior that will offer a higher level of quality, as this is the weak link in the C6 chain.
However, there’s still one big question that remains: the powerplants. The industry is racing down the downsizing pathway, but ditching the V8s for forced induction V6 units would ruin the image of the ‘Vette. Of course, the beefy version will most certainly keep their eight cylinders, but a V6 engine would be a a risky move, even for the entry-level versions.