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Though rumors are still swirling beneath the surface that General Motors may be working on a true mid-engine Corvette that would be sold alongside the next-generation C7 model, no one really expects such a paradigm shifting car to ever see the light of day. That hasn't stopped Phil Somers from American Super Car, who is building a mid-engine car with a Sting Ray body powered by a 1,000-hp, twin-turbo LS V8 for this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Called the V7twinturbo, the car is built on a tube chassis and has an independant suspension that supposedly can handle the stampede of ponies beneath the car's rear-hinged engine cover. Shifting will happen via paddles that operate a Mendeola transaxle, while every other aspect including braking, steering and handling will be top notch, as well. The picture above is of a scale model that's been photoshopped for effect, which is good because those DUB rims need to go.

[Source: MaxChevy via Jalopnik]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it me or at first glance I thought corvair...
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a Jada model. The wheels are from the Bigtime Muscle 1/24 scale series. Check out the other Corvette String Rays on their website.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ""A Corvette, even a mid engine one, will never grab my attention until that happens. To this article, I say "bleh".""

      So, once it happens, will you be truly excited?
      • 8 Years Ago
      it looks like a matchbox car!
      • 8 Years Ago
      1000 hp is SOOOOO 2006.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As much as I love GM products, they can never do anything with the Corvette that'll impress me.

      Well, that's not true. Veyron performance with Prius fuel mileage, and styling reminicant of the '68-'72 Stingrays.

      A Corvette, even a mid engine one, will never grab my attention until that happens. To this article, I say "bleh".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Apparently 1/3 of commenters thus far have read the post. A better ratio than usual, perhaps?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Turbofrog is my new favorite purveyor of sarcasm.

      It looks like a corvair on steroids.
      • 8 Years Ago
      and somehow its more "innovative" to stuff a V12 in an engine bay than to do a never-done-before-in-a-production-car self parking system?

      PatGolf18 at his import hating worst.