Somehow, in the age of SUVs and climate change, at a time of electrification and autonomy, the mid-engine supercar, a device created for pure speed and performance, isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving. Hard to believe. But we’re cool with it.
Lamborghini is credited with creating the genre back in the late 1960s with its Miura. More than 50 years later, General Motors has finally seen the light and, just as Zora wished so many years ago, it has created a production Corvette with the engine behind the driver. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, or the C8 as enthusiasts call it, will reach dealers soon packing a 492-horsepower V8 and a base price of just $60,000. Hard to believe. But we’re cool with it.
By our count there are 17 mid-engine internal combustion machines available for purchase in the United States in 2020. Here they are in alphabetical order.
Scott Oldham, Contributing Writer