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Monday, March 23, 2015

This 1,000HP Mid-Engine Corvette Needs a New Owner


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We’ve literally heard about Chevy building a mid-engine Corvette since the Corvette’s inception. And with all the talk and all those rumors are flaring up once again, how about you treat yourself to a real mid-engine Corvette thought up by American Supercars Inc. out of Florida.

This is the Corvette V7, and as you can see, its exterior is based off a 1963 C2 Corvette. Although, the minor similarities on the exterior is where the normal C2 and this C2 end their relationship. While the body may look retro, the chassis is a custom built tube frame for increased rigidity and strength.

Mid-Engine Corvette C2

Of course the exterior and chassis matter, but it’s where the engine is located that makes this ‘Vette the talk of the town. Sitting perfectly behind the head of the driver is a 5.7-liter LS1 V8, supplemented by a pair of turbos. All in all, this car makes over 1,000 horsepower and 918lb-ft of torque. Not a bad number considering the weight of this car is all in the middle.

The interior is also a one-off deal with 5pt racing harness, and custom dashboard to make sure that twin-turbo LS1 is doing everything it needs to. And now, this insane creation can be all yours. The Corvette V7 is set to cross the auction block at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale on the 27th of March. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait to see if the real thing happen in another 50 years.