Make your own free website on


1970 XP-882 Mid-Engined Concept

2012 Carlisle Blue Concept
2011 Jake Edition Concept
2011 Z06-X Concept
2009 Stingray Concept
2005 SEMA Z51 Concept
2005 SEMA Street Concept
2002 Moray Concept
2002 White Shark Concept
2001 Tiger Shark Concept
1993 CERV IV b Concept
1992 CERV IV a Concept
1992 Sting Ray III Concept
1991 ZR-1 Spyder
1991 ZR-1 Snake Skinner Concept
1990 Cerv III Concept
1990 Bertone Nivola Concept
1990 ZR-12 Concept
1989 ZR-2 Concept
1989 DR-1 Concept
1986 EX-4607
1986 Indy Concept
1984 Bertone Ramarro Concept
1984 C4 Concepts
1980 Tubro Concept
1979 Turbo Concept
1977 Aero-Vette Concept
1973 XP-895 Concept
1973 XP-897 Concept
1973 XP-898 Concept
1973 XP-882 4-Rotor Concept
1970 XP-882 Mid-Engined Concept
1970 Scirocco Showcar
1969 Manta Ray Concept
1969 Astro III Concept
1968 Astro-Vette Concept
1968 Astro II Concept
1967 Astro I Concept
1966 Mid Engine Concept
1965 Mako Shark II Concept
1964 XP-833 Banshee Concept
1964 XP-819 Rear Engine Concept
1964 GS-II Concept
1964 CERV II Concept
1964 Update Concept
1964 World's Fair Concept
1963 Corvette Rodine Concept
1963 Wedge Concept
1962 XP-720 Concept
1962 XP-720 2+2 Concept
1961 Mako Shark Concept
1959 CERV I Concept
1959 Sting Ray Concept
1958 XP-700 Concept
1957 Corvette SS Show Car Concept
1957 XP-64 Corvette SS Concept
1957 XP-84 Q Concept
1956 Impalla Concept
1956 SR2 Lookalike
1956 SR-2 Concept
1955 Biscayne Concept
1955 LeSalle II Concept
1955 EX-87
1954 Corvette Corvair Concept
1954 Hardtop Concept
1954 Styling Concept
1954 Nomad Concept
1952 XP-122 Concept
1951 Buick LeSabre Concept


XP-882 was one of three protoype Corvettes built in a very short period of time. This car was the first of these three Corvettes, all of which featured a mid-engine design. Shortly after XP-882 , the second mid-engined protype was finished, the XP-895 Areovette. It was the Aerovette that made it to the New York Autoshow and was seriously considered for production.

Not much information is known on XP-882. It was on the cover of Road & Track in January of 1971. Both XP-882 and XP-895 were ordered to be destoryed by GM headquarters. XP-895 survived the order and exists to this day, but the fate of XP-882 is unknown.

The experimental XP-882 looked production-ready, thus fueling hopes that the next new Corvette would have a similar mid- engine design. It definitely looked like a Corvette, with overtones of the 1968- vintage "Shark" model in its low vee'd nose and four-lamp tail treatment. The car would have stayed under wraps, but was shown to counter Ford's announced sale of Italian-built DeTomaso Panteras. GM built two XP-882 chassis for evaluation, but only the first one had the bodywork shown here.

Zora Arkus-Duntov's solution to the XP-880's transaxle problem was to mate a 454 V-8 to a Toronado transmission and mount it all transversely to lower the mass. A bevel gear allowed a prop-shaft to run back through the oil pan to a Chevrolet differential. It worked and paved the way for future all-wheel drive, but the powertrain weighed a significant 950 pounds.

Corvette Concepts is not associated with GM or Chevrolet Motors Division
This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox