The ‘Vette Set: Inside the National Corvette Museum

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Rotary Corvette
In 1970 General Motors acquired patent rights to the Wankel Rotary engine, which current GM President Ed Cole felt could transform the entire Chevrolet lineup. Engineers built the Corvette 2-Rotor XP-987GT concept on a modified Porsche 914 chassis, placing it under a car body fabricated in Turin, Italy. The Corvette 2-Rotor debuted at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the move to rotary power never went beyond the concept phase.

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