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The 7th Dream Car from the Top 10: Corvette XP 700

Greetings, fellow car enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into the exhilarating world of concept cars to explore the 7th dream car from our top 10 list: the iconic Corvette XP 700. This marvel of automotive ingenuity isn't just a car; it's a bold statement of innovation and design. So, buckle up and join us on a journey through the history, craftsmanship, and legacy of this extraordinary vehicle. A Visionary Design: The Birth of the Corvette XP 700 In 1958, under the visionary guidance of GM's Chief Designer Bill Mitchell, the Corvette XP 700 was born. This stunning concept car was more than just a prototype; it was a glimpse into the future of automotive design. Built using many components from the 1958 Corvette, the XP 700 featured a long nose with a centered Corvette logo, Grand Prix-styled side vents, and a unique bubbletop canopy. Its sleek red exterior and cutting-edge features made it an instant sensation. Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation One of the most strikin

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The mid-engine Corvette is 60 years in the making

by Hagerty GM’s worst-kept secret is that the eighth generation Corvette will have a mid-engine layout, enabling design, performance, and engineering that will rival the best of Italy’s supercars. To tide you over until the C8 appears on the show circuit in 2019, here’s a capsule history of past mid-engine experiments. During a visit to Zora Arkus-Duntov’s home to pose a single question—Why were you so obsessed with mid-engine designs?—the Corvette’s patron saint confided that his inspiration dated all the way back to 1957, following the Corvette SS’s DNF at the 12 Hours of Sebring. “That’s when I concluded that the heat source [the engine] must be located behind the driver,” he said. Although the official explanation of the DNF was a failure of a rear suspension bushing after only 23 laps of racing, driver John Fitch’s feet were being cooked by the eight uninsulated exhaust pipes located in close proximity to the magnesium firewall and floor panels. The inherent advantage

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