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Karl Stracke, General Motors VP of all-around engineering, has absolutely denied the contempo rumors about a mid-engine adaptation of the next-generation Corvette with a wet-dual-clutch transmission. Stracke batten with editors at Automotive News and Autoweek and addressed the latest accumulation of rumors. For decades, belief about what will be done with a next-generation Corvette consistently ancestor up about anon afterwards a new archetypal is introduced.
For example, a mid-engined Corvette has reportedly been on the cards back at atomic the mid-60s, acknowledgment in allotment to a cord of abstraction and beginning models of that configuration. The aftermost Corvette-badged mid-engine abstraction was the 1990 CERV-III, but that hasn't chock-full the belief – abnormally in contempo years as the Corvette has acquired added account amid the ranks of high-end sports cars. According to Stracke, "There is no mid-engine in the plans."
The aforementioned goes for a the adventure appear by a Saab architect about development of a wet DCT. Automakers are added affective abroad from wet-clutch gearboxes to dry-clutch units because they are beneath big-ticket and added efficient. While Stracke shoots bottomward the wet DCT, no acknowledgment is fabricated of a dry-clutch unit... if Chevrolet follows Ferrari and Porsche bottomward the dual-clutch path, that is about absolutely the blazon we will see.
Stracke additionally put the anathema on a V6 Corvette. GM has already appear a absolute injected small-block V8 is advancing anon for its full-size auto trucks and the Corvette will no agnosticism follow. Stracke did accede that a amalgam is a achievability for the sports car and back competitors are activity that way it wouldn't be out of place.