Could This GT Badge Be Bound For Mid-Engine Corvette?

GM has patented a new logo, one that seems to correspond with yet another forum rumor about an upcoming mid-engine Corvette.

The design patent application is a simple one. For a logo. Two stylized letters. G and T. Now GM probably isn’t going to start hawking gin and tonics, even if their slashing of sedans is enough to drive one to drink. So what is it?

Well, a post on might shed some light on that. “In addition to the base Corvette two different high-end models will be introduced: Corvette Grand Tour and Corvette Grand Sport,” poster unlimitedPower claims.

What’s that Grand Tour model going to be? A luxurious model, one that is actually being run by a Cadillac team, the post says. That means quieter, softer, and more luxurious. With a version of that brand’s 4.2L twin-turbo V8. Sounds like some sort of second coming of the XLR. Think of it as a competitor for the Mercedes-AMG GT, or the Aston Martin Vanquish.

Of course, the only thing we know for sure is that Boris Jacob, a GM designer, has patented a GT logo for the company. Everything else is from a one-post OP on an internet forum. Who also suggests that the GS model will get a 5.5L twin-turbo V8 that “those who have driven the GS tell me that it is literally frightening to floor it.”

So maybe take some of that with a grain of salt. Or a whole shaker. And wait another year or two to find out. After all, haven’t we been waiting for a mid-engine super-Vette to show up since about 1953?

[source: Corvetteforums]