If the long-rumored mid-engine Corvette ever actually happens, it won't be for years. But if you're impatient, you could buy two mid-engine Corvette prototypes that just showed up on eBay in New Jersey. You'll just have to wait until they finish racing.
As you can clearly see, these aren't prototypes for a mid-engine Corvette road car—they're Daytona Prototype racers, currently competing in the IMSA WeatherTech championship. The Daytona Prototype racing series is getting phased out of IMSA for 2017, so Wayne Taylor Racing put its two Corvette Daytona Prototypes . The price for the pair? $700,000, including spares.
Only caveat, though, is that these cars have one more race to complete, this weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. If you buy the pair before then, you can head down to Georgia to hang out with Wayne Taylor Racing and watch the cars compete, then take delivery after the racing is done.
That's worth it because the #10 car is in contention for the championship this year. Furthermore, this car has been raced by a number of famous drivers, including brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor, Max Angelelli, and former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello. That quartet placed second overall at this year's 24 Hours of Daytona.
As American race cars go, it really doesn't get much better than this.
Of course, these cars won't be eligible for racing next year, but if you've got $700,000 to spend on the pair, you can likely afford to schedule your own track day. Plus, you can say you own a real mid-engine Corvette.