I never cease to be amazed by new engine developments. Who would have guessed that a reverse-flow engine with turbos in the valley would work better than on the outside.
I'd be curious to know the average age of a current 'Vette buyer. What's the rate of repeat buyers - how often does a current Corvette owner buy a new one? How many owners? How many people with the means and the plans to buy a current Corvette would not buy an RE version? How many are ambivalent? How many people who are not buying now, would if it were to undergo a RE transformation?
Perhaps the new RE 'Vette, assuming it's actually a thing, will be only as successful as H-D's V-Rod series - which means somewhat, but not enough to keep it alive. Or perhaps it will be to Chevrolet as the Cayenne was to Porsche (though I can't imagine how given the inverse relationship there).
I like the current Corvette and would own one if circumstances permitted - it's beautiful, it's fast - what's not to love?