Mid-Engine Corvette has a new Hatch

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This is one secret a couple of us have conceptually known about for four months, but only today, after it was outed by Road and Track, and with their excellent further sleuthing, did we learn of more more about this GM patent to emit heat from the motor/rear hatch area. As noted in the link, this feature in real life looks amazingly cool.

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Most spy shots of the upcoming mid-engined Corvette show a mesh cover over the center of the rear hatch. Now, a recently uncovered GM patent application might explain why. Titled “Venting Module for Vehicle Compartment Cover Assembly,” it shows a center piece for the rear hatch of a vehicle that is described as “vented engine hood assemblies for motor vehicles with a rear-engine or a mid-engine layout.“
The hatch cover is described as a glass module surrounded by a carrier frame that is perforated to allow the engine to vent...
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