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idea of a mid-engined Corvette certainly isn’t a new one; it’s an idea that Zora Arkus-Duntov championed for decades, and several conceptual prototypes using the mid-engine configuration have come and gone along the way. Each one, how- ever, contributed to the wealth of engineering knowledge on what works, what doesn’t and other factors that may or may not make certain concepts viable. There’s been so much speculation on what the mid-engined C8 may look like, but those in the know will only drop tantalizing hints without really delivering solid facts (in politics it’s called plausible deniability). So let’s take a look at some of these early mid-engine Corvette concept cars before we get into what the near future holds (or not).