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More mid-engined Corvette fodder for the rumor mill


Ted Y

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I wonder how many people are unaware of exactly how much research and development GM has conducted on the mid-engined sports car over the decades? I honestly think that GM has had bad luck economically and been afraid to deviate from the old faithful designs of the past.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/future-cars/10-cars-that-paved-the-way-for-the-mid-engined-c8-chevrolet-corvette

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I prefer a front mounted "mid-engine" rear wheel drive platform because I'm "old school". However, I also understand that physics dictates that a rear mounted "mid-engine" platform provides better traction and overall handling especially with the addition of all wheel drive.

"The only thing that doesn't change is change itself".

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While not a Chevrolet product, the Pontiac Fiero wasn't a complete failure. I had a 1988 Formula that was a blast to drive. I had it for 5 years and had very few issues w/ it.

If they really want to make this work, they just need to reverse engineer a Porsche & they will get all the help they need. While some may consider that cheating/copying, I say they're working smarter not harder. Manufacturers all over the world, in all types of businesses, reverse engineer their competitors stuff all the time.

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Can we ban Jim for being all bonered up over a fiero?

Hopefully he was Iike 16-17 at the time. My son had one and it was a POS.
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It was the 2nd car I owned, so Eddie's right on the money. However, it was a 6 cylinder, and was fun to drive. And if I'm not mistaken, Mr. Poppa, didn't you admit to having a MR2 at one time? GHEY!!!

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I've owned 5 mr2's. Night and day better than the fiero. All the same though you don't see me flappin my yap about them...

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  • 2 weeks later...

the fiero was light but still way underpowered with the iron block 4 cyl and the suspension was a bit flopy. they were pretty much junk untill the last year they were made, with the suspension isues worked out and a 6cyl under the hoo... uhm... trunk? a completely different animal, but too little too late the reputation of a pos was stuck like a corvair.

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