What’s so great about having an engine in the middle, anyway? The front-engined Chevrolet Corvette has been successful for 65 years, after all. But where the seventh-generation Corvette felt like a true renegade, an awesome oddity among the swaths of mid-engined alternatives, the new eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette feels, finally, like a worldly supercar. You can now mention it in the same breath as rivals from McLaren and Ferrari without holding back. But the C8 arrives with an obvious learning curve.
We finally sampled the new Corvette this past week on the roads near Las Vegas and on the track at Spring Valley Raceway, an hour north of The Strip. But this rather small taste of what the world’s first mid-engined ‘Vette has to offer leaves us with some mixed emotions.
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