Corvette – America's longest running sports car – to get a radical change

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By Dennis Romero

The supercar world is dominated by manufacturers across the pond – Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren. The Chevrolet Corvette has always been a challenging challenge with an Achilles heel that prevents world domination: The front engine is in the wrong place.

With the announcement last night, as the next generation of Corvette will be revealed July 18, General Barors, CEO Mary Barra, but confirmed that America's longest running sports car is about to get a much-needed upgrade – mid-engine placement that will put it in the same league like the European rockets. 19659009] (Some fans of the Ford Mustang, first sold in 1964, say it's the longest running American sports car because Corvette, first available to buyers in 1953, skipped the 1983 model year to ease the development of a new generation. Calling Mustang

Barra, who spoke Friday at a New York event to honor families of first respondents killed in 9/11, did not say that the engine would be placed behind the driver, but she appeared with ac Amouflagd "Eighth generation Corvette that has the short nose and long back of a typical mid-engine vehicle."

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