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1986 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Concept news, pictures, specifications, and information
Chevrolet constructed the Indy Concept in 1985 and showed it at the 1986 Detroit Auto Show. The inoperative show car was powered by a mid-engined twin-turbo 2.6 liter V8 engine designed by Lotus Engineering. Two additional fully road worthy prototypes followed. The Corvette Indy concept was created to showcase Chevrolet's advanced automotive technology and featured 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, rear view camera with in-dash view screen and drive by wire system. The concept was expected to reach a top speed of 180 mph.
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Two versions of this Indy Concept Car exist including this fully functional model and a fiberglass full-size model. Power is from a 5.7-liter 32-valve dual overhead cam V8 placed midship. This example has 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, electronic/hydraulic active suspension, anti-lock brakes, computer traction control, electronic accelerator control, and CRT displays.

The world got a first glimpse at what was to come in 1986 when the Corvette Indy Concept was launched. At the time it was considered to serve principally as a showcase for the newly developed Ilmor/ Chevrolet Indy racing engine. In fact it was the first result of a partnership between Chevrolet engineers and the British F1 team and sportscar manufacturer Lotus. Even though the mid-engine Indy Concept shown to the public was nothing more than a full scale mock-up, work was under way to build the first fully functioning car back in England.

The mid-engine Indy Corvette was created to examine and develop advanced technology for systems and components for systems and components for future Chevrolet vehicles.
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