<VV> GM contemplated C2 Corvette as a rear engine, a la Corvair

Brent Fullard brent.fullard at rogers.com
Sat Jul 3 16:37:21 EDT 2010

The following article in Chevy Enthusiast reads:

"The story of this particular car begins in the summer of 1959 when the
Corvette brain trust, Bill Mitchell, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Larry Shinoda
started thinking about a replacement for the first generation model..."

"The goals of the design and engineering teams was simple: more performance
(not that the end-of-the-run first generation Corvettes were lacking in this
department), combined with more refinements in the ride, handling and
interior-accommodation departments. The teams did consider some radical
concepts, including a rear engine design that would piggy back on the design
of the revolutionary 1960 Corvair and the inclusion of a rear transaxle for
better weight distribution."


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