General Motors created several experimental Corvettes, exploring alternative engine placements and chassis layouts. One such vehicle was the XP-895, featuring a 400 cubic-inch small block V8 mounted transversely in a mid-engine position. It had a Turbo Hydra-matic transmission via a bevel gear box. The body panels were all aluminum and there were hidden headlights aiding in achieving the lowest possible front profile possible. Two complete XP-895 models were built, one with a steel body, and another (this example) made of aluminum. The aluminum body was a joint venture between GM and Reynolds Aluminum.