No mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette, confirms GM

by Alex

Plans for a mid engine Corvette from General Motors has been denied by their top level engineer. He has however indicated that there is the possibility of a Corvette to come out in future powered by a hybrid engine.

Vice President of General Motors, Karl Fiedrich Stracke has revealed these when speaking on the issue of the next generation Corvette. He was asked to comment on the various and varied rumors that were doing the rounds on the net about a Corvette to be in the making that is believed to be fitted with a engine in the middle and that it was expected to arrive by 2014.

The entire string of rumors was put down by Stracke as nothing but only rumors that is not based on any facts. The spokesman of General Motors too corroborated that these are at best rumors and have no link with reality. They have also put down as having no base and untrue about the double clutch transmission system that was doing the rounds. No Saab had ever made this system is what the people of GM confirmed.

There was general disagreement it seems in the chatrooms regarding the placement of the engine behind the driver and passenger seats rather than under the hood in case of a mid engine model of the Corvette. This has been quashed by Stracke who has been heading the GM global engineering side since December. On the subject of whether it is an eight cylinder engine or six, Stracke had stated that there was no consideration of V-6 for the Corvette. On the issue of the hybrid version, Stracke mentioned it to be an interesting idea. He however mentioned that Porsche would be going on for Hybrid standardization to meet regulations of the CAFÉ. His views were that customers demanded power in their car that they drove and that would remain the fundamental approach for car makers for times to come while giving better fuel economy.

Source: 4wheelsnews

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