The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette has emerged as a new mid-engined supercar at a price point that makes it affordable to the masses. As dubious as some skeptics might feel about buying a car that promises impressive performance and power stats with a sticker that starts under $60,000, the truth is that plenty of mid-engined sports cars have paved the road that the Corvette now travels. Perhaps the best known are the Porsche 914, Boxster, and Cayman—though Fiat also had a mid-engined model in the lineup during the 1970s and 80s, the X1/9. Let's check out this race prepped example conquering the hill climb.

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