Do these spy photos show a radical mid-engined Corvette test mule?
Willie Grace | 1/9/2015, 3:41 p.m. | Updated on 1/9/2015, 3:41 p.m.
Well, we're not entirely sure what to make of this one: Car and Driver has exclusive photos of what it claims is a test mule for an upcoming mid-engine Corvette. You can find the full gallery of the car -- they've attached both "C8" and "Zora" monikers to it -- right here.
Basically, you're looking at a Holden ute, or parts of one, paired with the cabin and roof of a C7 Stingray and finished off with one giant freakin' wing in the back. Presumably the engine is lurking under the smooth covering of the pickup bed. The whole contraption is not quite LaFerrari test mule-ugly, but it ain't pretty, either.
To say that this...thing raises more questions than it answers is something of an understatment; we're not even sure if what we're seeing represents a product that will eventually wear a Corvette badge. It could be some sort of world-beating Cadillac, for all we know. And if it does turn out to be a Corvette, will it join the front-engine car or replace it entirely? We'll just have to wait and see.
Two things we know for sure: GM is cooking up something very different, and they're going to be even more secretive about taking it out for test drives from now on.
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