That could actually work (release it as a Buick), and cover two overlapping markets. Model name would of course have to be the Opel GT. In '68 when the GM show car Mako Shark was interpreted into the updated C-3 Corvette, Buick introduced the Mako Shark based Opel GT, though it was built in Germany. While I've always loved the look and tech of mid engine race cars back to the Lola and Fords of the 1960s, I also agree that the Corvette is more of a poor unsophisticated meat and potatoes man super car. Unsophisticated as in Telecaster, not a bad thing. It wasn't really a supercar until maybe C-5, though the C-4 suspension introduced true race car tech to the handling. It's probably important to keep it cheap, and GM seems to be saying they will not use carbon fiber to keep cost down, so what the hell. If they keep the option of a V8 with double the displacement of the Ford GT 3.5L it will still be sorta American excess. Given that going mid engine is reaching for 60yo tech, and the Ford GT hasn't changed in basic design in 50 years, I'm not sure why the fuss. OK that's a lie. Some of us like old stuff. But a new mid engine Opel GT rolling out next to the flaunted excess Corvette, maybe with 8 liters just to keep it 'murican, sounds like fun.