Will the V-8 engine of the Corvette be horizontally opposed?

Some high-performance sports vehicles, such as certain generations of the Chevrolet Corvette,

have been equipped with flat-plane crankshaft engines.

The flat-plane crankshaft design of an engine makes it possible for each cylinder to fire at almost the same time,

giving it a harsher and more distinctive sound.

The reduced vibration and enhanced engine balance that result from this design approach may have a positive effect on both handling and performance.