Is This Why GM Is Spending $290 Million To Upgrade The Corvette Factory?Patrick George6/24/16 2:47pmFiled to: Chevrolet CorvetteMid-Engine CorvetteCorvetteC8 Corvette31122EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkRender credit Car and DriverThe mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette. It is as mythical and fleeting as a unicorn, or the new Frank Ocean album. For decades now—literally decades—General Motors has flirted with a mid-engined ‘Vette that could really take the fight to European exotics. It has never happened. So why is GM now spending $290 million to upgrade the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant where the Corvette is built?