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Speculation of an Electric Corvette Grows After GM Trademarks Corvette E-Ray


With all the speculation about a possible mid-engine Corvette finally becoming a reality, General Motors has thrown a curve at the rumor mill.

According to Chris Doan Automotive, GM recently filed two trademarks (numbers 86850510 and 86850500) that have fueled speculation the company is considering some type of an electrified version of the Corvette.

One of those trademarks is for “Corvette E-Ray,” which most people assume would be used as the name of an electric Corvette.

Did Cadillac's President Just Hint that the Zora ZR1 Mid-Engine Corvette is Real?
Photo Credit: Motor Trend


We’ve been following the rumors and innuendo surrounding a potential mid-engine Corvette that may be under development by GM that would hit the market around 2018. And while we are confident that this car known as the Zora or the ZR1 is going to happen, it’s always nice when a company insider lends credence to those rumors, whether intentional or not.

GM's Trouble With Aussie Trademark Registration Reveals Details about Mid-Engine Corvette Zora
Image Credit: MonaroSS/GMInsideNews


Last week, the Australian car magazine Wheels broke an exclusive report about the trouble that General Motors is having in securing a trademark in the land of Oz for its crossed-flags Corvette logo. Specifically, the Corvette logo trademark has been denied multiple times due to protections that Australian intellectual property laws grants to the Red Cross.

However, after reading the article and reaching out to the author who wrote the story, we believe the bigger news is that General Motors, in securing a trademark for its Corvette logo in Australia, is laying the foundation for the future importation of the rumored Mid-Engine Corvette codenamed Zora or ZoraZR1.

[PICS] Bold Ride Renders the 2017 Zora ZR1 Mid Engine Corvette
Photo Credit: BoldRide.com

Last month during an interview with Autoline, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter flatly denied that Chevy was building a secret mid-engine sports car. But that hasn’t stopped the speculation that a new flagship mid-engine sports car wearing the cross-flag badges may be on the horizon.

To help fill in some details about the how a mid-engine Corvette might look like, Bold Ride turned to the concept designers at Hansen Arts to imagine a Corvette with the engine in the back.

Former SEMA V7 Twin Turbo Corvette Concept Featured at Auction America's Fort Lauderdale Sale

If you can’t wait a couple of years to see if Chevy finally delivers on the much-dreamed-about mid-engine Corvette, you might want to check out this American Supercars 1963 split window-inspired mid-engine Corvette concept known as the V7 Twin Turbo.

It’s up for auction in Lot No. 712 on Sunday, March 29 by Auctions America in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it’s estimated it will bring $90,000 to $110,000.

[PIC] Automobile Magazine Renders the C8 Zora ZR1 Mid-Engine Corvette
Photo Credit: Automobile Magazine

After the debut of the seventh generation Corvette Stingray back in 2013 along with the Corvette Z06 that bowed a year later, the automotive press has been pretty excited about the prospect that the next generation Corvette may be produced featuring a mid engine layout. Following a sighting of a possible mid-engine mule running at the Milford Proving Grounds, prospects do indeed seem higher for a new kind of Corvette – something that Zora Arkus-Duntov always wanted to pursue but was always foiled by the GM bean counters.

Bob Lutz Recounts Early Work on the Mid Engine Zora ZR1 Corvette Program

To paraphrase an old ad slogan, when Bob Lutz talks (or writes), people listen.

In a blog for Road & Track released yesterday, the veteran auto executive gives some insider background on the mid-engine Corvette that looks like it might finally become a reality after all these decades of teasing.

Lutz says the company has been thinking about a mid-engine Corvette for more than a decade, and he believes the stars may be lined up now for such a car.

[PIC] Top Speed Renders the Mid Engine Corvette ZORA ZR1
Photo Credit: TopSpeed.com

Chevrolet has yet to start retail production of the 650 horsepower C7 Corvette Z06 but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about future Corvettes. In case you’ve been living under a rock or were quarantined with some type of communicable disease, the latest rumor is that Chevrolet is working on a mid-engine Corvette named after its first chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov.

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