Interesting discussion. I don't see the point in an MR 'vette either. Show me a mid-engined sportscar with equivalent functionality (luggage space for a dirty weekend, etc) to an FR Corvette. Go on, I'll wait...
The newest Cayman (mid-engined, shorter, lighter and less thirsty than the Corvette) has just shy of 10 cubic feet of luggage space to the Corvette's 15. Plenty enough for a dirty weekend I'd say; especially if you opt for the (no doubt expensive) bespoke set of luggage. It goes without saying that if you choose a Cayman over a Corvette you're as likely to carve corners to the delicate and well-tempered sound of Bach as you are to paint broad black stripes on the tarmac to the dirty sound of Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Last I saw a Cayman (the previous 987 model) I came away impressed with how much luggage space there actually was given the size and focus of the car, not to mention that it felt as if I was putting it on rather than merely getting into it.
And a mid-engined Corvette? If so, certainly the next-gen Camaro will slot into the spot presently occupied by the C7? The engineering has already been done, so why not recoup the investment by continuing to offer the equivalent of the current Z/28 but with hand-me-down C7 & Z/28-derived hardware at the top of the range?
Pratt & Miller get their mid-engined race car, GM brass gets a MR halo car with which to challenge Maranello and Stuttgart at Le Mans, we the people get a very capable FR pony car with optional hardcore kit and Cadillac can continue to focus on trying to out-M the Bavarian rocketsled sedans and coupés in both the power, handling and refinement stakes. If, as they say, racing improves the breed then what's to lose?
Edited by ermo, 11 November 2014 - 16:24.