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    C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platforms Related?

    There's been a rumor floating around that the C7 and C8 will actually share the current C7 platform, with engineers figuring out a way to mount the engine in the back instead. I would imagine this comes from the car already making use of a transaxle?

    Anyways, I think this is the clearest picture we have as proof, just look, the mid-engnie car is using a C7 greenhouse just pushed forward some...



    There's another one where the tail lights are visible and they look to be yanked from a C7 as well. Yes I know it's only a mule blah, blah, but I think it just goes to show how closely the 2 cars are related.

    It also lends credibility to the theory the two cars will share an assembly line in Kentucky...

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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    What's all that white stuff in the background?
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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

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    What's all that white stuff in the background?
    I think it's Canada actually, GM has a cold weather facility in Kapuskasing, Ontario...
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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    I have never liked the proportions of a Mid-Engine sports car, and this continues my dislike.
    What is happening to the GM that grew up with for these many decades? If I could I would institute a hostile take over and kick the entire board and executives out and fill the positions with creative minds under the age of 35.

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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacBixler View Post
    I have never liked the proportions of a Mid-Engine sports car, and this continues my dislike.
    While I agree with you on the proportions of a mid-engine vs. front-engine mounted sports/supercar... I only have this to say, "Corvette will have both flavors for you to choose from... who would've thunk?!"

    In the sea of new automotive faces,
    there's nothing like the appreciation and beauty of an older model. Let's represent!


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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    Look at the rear end and you realize why front end is better from a packaging perspective. The mid engine will be longer and probably heavier and have less space to boot. Progress!

    Regardless, it will be good if Chevrolet can make a world beater and get the foreign fan-boys one less reason to not be impressed by the Corvette.

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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    Why no link to Autoguide page??
    Some from page
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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    If they shut down for 3 months in summer and do all the install stuff, then they should be ready to launch the ME in fall.

    I just wonder why the 'body shop' addition was required, if they are running both models on the same line.


    Maybe they need to lengthen the line to put in new stations?

    I'm also guessing the body is different, but don't they have them built somewhere else anyway?

    I see in google map that they have gobs of bodies parked in a lot out back, but I don't recall if they build bodies on site.

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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Accardi View Post
    There's been a rumor floating around that the C7 and C8 will actually share the current C7 platform, with engineers figuring out a way to mount the engine in the back instead. I would imagine this comes from the car already making use of a transaxle?

    Anyways, I think this is the clearest picture we have as proof, just look, the mid-engnie car is using a C7 greenhouse just pushed forward some...
    Though in profile, the greenhouses look similar, from overhead they appear to be different between the cars.




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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    What's all that white stuff in the background?
    I was thinking its sponge cake, I have not seen stuff like that before

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    What's all that white stuff in the background?
    There seem to be 3 standard union responses to any criticism of the UAW:

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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    Can't imagine they'd use the current car's greenhouse, that doesn't make sense.

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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacBixler View Post
    I have never liked the proportions of a Mid-Engine sports car, and this continues my dislike.
    Having owned a Fiero GT and an Acura NSX, and recently driving a friend's fabulous Porsche Cayman S, I am a big fan of mid-engined sports cars. And I'm a fan of the forward bias look, although I also love the proportions of the traditional Corvette (and have owned 4 or them). My current ELR has an almost extreme FWD "cockpit forward" look, especially with how the side greenhouse extends over the front wheel well. I even liked one of the most extreme looking cars of this type, the 1985 Buick Wildcat concept:


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    Re: C7 and Mid-Engine Vette Platform Sharing

    So will this platform sharing lead to somewhat compromised vehicles? Meaning will each have some compromises to accomodate for the other's specific needs? Most likely showing through with extra weight?

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    Not going to be a pretty car, that much can be seen from these pics already....

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