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1966 Mid Engine Styling Proposal

To clothe the 1965 mid engine Corvette chassis, the designers at Styling Staff proposed a much more radical shape than Zora Arkus Duntov, the main force behind a mid engine Corvette, had in mind. It would have provided rear vision solely through a periscope. The design had bold air intakes at the rear and a split windscreen that lifted up with the gullwing doors. Eventually, the mid engine chassis would not end up like this, but like the XP-880, also known as the “Astro II”.