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      01-08-2015 01:47 PM #1
      Front end and tail from Holden, but the passenger compartment are C7 pieces.

      This Frankenmule appears to be the long awaited mid-engine Vette!

      http://www.caranddriver.com/news/exc...st-photos-news

      Behold, mid-engine Corvette fans: The car you’ve waited patiently for Chevrolet to build has finally evolved beyond titillating concepts to the engineering mule revealed here. An 82-second strike by our recon op resulted in 15 frames before security narcs dropped the curtain on this black test car—with its two occupants still inside.

      Don’t fret over the pointy-pickup camouflage; more attractive attire will follow. Instead take solace in a cabin hugging the front axle, ample space between the cockpit and the rear wheels for the hot parts, and this Corvette’s crouched and ready attitude.

      The nose clip is from Holden Commodore SSV (with even wider flares), while the cabin module, roof, and exterior mirrors are hand-me-downs from today’s Stingray. A Holden SSV ute’s sheetmetal wraps door to door around the heinie. The wing keeps the tail planted during high-speed runs and what could be more practical than the bumper-mounted 2x10 for shoving this test sled back to the garage when it breaks down? Other items of note: The fuel-filler located on the driver’s-side B-pillar and the cooling intakes located along the rocker panels.



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      01-08-2015 01:47 PM #2
      Holy ****.
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      01-08-2015 01:58 PM #3
      Or is it actually an Alfa?

    5. 01-08-2015 02:01 PM #4
      I am all sorts of confused by this.

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      01-08-2015 02:01 PM #5
      Looks like a Carrera GT ****ed a transformer.

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      01-08-2015 02:01 PM #6
      Well, golly.

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      01-08-2015 02:03 PM #7
      Hell...I'd drive it like that.
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    9. 01-08-2015 02:04 PM #8
      Looks like Holden's equivalent to the El Camino?

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      01-08-2015 02:04 PM #9
      Could Cadillac bring a midengine sports car? Leave the Vette configuration alone. Same parts, different orientation.
      -Nick V

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      01-08-2015 02:06 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by grounded87 View Post
      Same parts, different orientation.
      What about the tranny?
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      01-08-2015 02:09 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Hell...I'd drive it like that.
      x2. Flared fenders make it all better. Even a hacked up test mule looks good with them.

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      01-08-2015 02:11 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Holy ****.
      Yeah, that. That's all I got.
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    15. 01-08-2015 02:14 PM #14
      Look through the gallery and it would appear that those shots were taken with a drone. Makes you wonder where they flew it over to get the images...

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      01-08-2015 02:14 PM #15
      Is the world ready for a $150k+ Chevy?

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      01-08-2015 02:15 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      What about the tranny?
      Doesn't the 'vette have a rear-mounted transmission with a torque tube? In which case just take out the torque tube and attach the two directly together: presto - mid-rear engined.

      It would make sense that this is a test mule for another brand, after all how many times has this been rumoured and never happened? Or it could just be bored GM engineers hacked something together to mess with the internet
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      01-08-2015 02:17 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Look through the gallery and it would appear that those shots were taken with a drone. Makes you wonder where they flew it over to get the images...
      Somewhere cold. That asphalt is cracked to sh!t.

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      01-08-2015 02:18 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Is the world ready for a $150k+ Chevy?
      Isn't the "C8" Supposed to be a direct replacement for the C7, therefore a similar price? Maybe there is going to be a super-limited model for ~130k, but I can't see it hitting 150k.
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      01-08-2015 02:19 PM #19
      I don't see anything that indicates it's mid engine from those two photos other than an assumption.

    21. 01-08-2015 02:20 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by The A1 and A2 German View Post
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      "CARandDRIVER" : banner
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    22. 01-08-2015 02:21 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by newnewman2002 View Post
      Was my exact response as well.

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      01-08-2015 02:21 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      What about the tranny?
      note to self: don't image search manuel tranny at work

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      01-08-2015 02:22 PM #23
      Looks like Liberty Walk got a hand on it already!

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      01-08-2015 02:27 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Slowkums View Post
      note to self: don't image search manuel tranny at work

    26. 01-08-2015 02:28 PM #25
      It liiks, to me, like a mid engined but transverse configuration... Possible Boxter or 4C competitor?

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