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Old 07-22-2019, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Corvette Goes Mid Engine

Is this a surprise, or not? Is it too late to matter?

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Corvette always seemed like the bargain sports car to me, and some of the past examples have returned pretty decent fuel economy. I'd maybe have been tempted as a midlife crisis purchase, but I'm not quite there yet, and I expect EVs will soon be the bargain sports car. I mean, the fastest version of the Model 3 is nearly there. The Model S has it beat.
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A bit of a surprise but not the first time this has been proposed. I think this is a done deal. Market offerings by other companies are driving the update.
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I can get a felony speeding conviction with a Metro. Not sure what I'd do with Corvette performance.
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I mean, the fastest version of the Model 3 is nearly there. The Model S has it beat.
Sure, if you go by the American standard of 0-60 and 1/4 mile times being the only defining characteristic of a 'sports' car.
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Other stories stated this generation of corvette may come with a PHEV version

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Sure, if you go by the American standard of 0-60 and 1/4 mile times being the only defining characteristic of a 'sports' car.
As I say, I'm not ready for a midlife crisis car yet (probably never will be), but expect EV to be more appropriate by then.

Cars don't really thrill me. My midlife crisis vehicle would be a helicopter or something at least that dangerous.
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Corvette always seemed like the bargain sports car to me, and some of the past examples have returned pretty decent fuel economy. I'd maybe have been tempted as a midlife crisis purchase, but I'm not quite there yet, and I expect EVs will soon be the bargain sports car. I mean, the fastest version of the Model 3 is nearly there. The Model S has it beat.
I've been looking at Mustangs and I-6 BMW's lately. and I'm only 27. Funny what happens when you finally surpass paycheck to paycheck life.

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