I feel like this is what Lotus did with the Elise, but obviously the Elise was too compromising for the general public (among other reasons). I think that's why most of us who deal with it's short comings feel like we have the best sports car for the money (though its not all about the money). But then again, why hasn't the Alfa 4c taken off at a price point of $60K, Because it lacks the V8 engine? It seems GM has a winning formula with the C8... However, feeling on the fence about seeing mid-engine corvettes on every corner. I wish they could have changed the name as well, can't help but envision a mullet every time I hear the name "Corvette", lol.This is America's answer to Everyman's Ferrari. The C8 must sell in the tens of thousands, therefore by default it cannot be a niche car. Since there is zero competition in this segment, it's success seems a foregone conclusion.