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For years, rumors have circulated in the Corvette world that a mid-engine version of the potent sports car was coming. Zora Arkus-Duntov, widely considered the man behind Corvette and the General Motors performance division, has been a proponent to the mid-engine movement. According to Car and Driver, GM looks to shift its next iteration of the Corvette to a new stage. The 2019 C8 is set to debut at the North American International Auto Show in January of 2018 with its engine mounted behind the driver. At a base price of $80,000, the new Corvette will hit the market in the same ballpark as the outgoing model. Initial units will be powered by a version of today’s pushrod V-8, however later models are expected to receive an all new power-plant that is rumored to include an electric front drive system.