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    Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    C8.R Makes Surprise Debut at Corvette Convertible Reveal
    New Corvette race car will debut in both silver and yellow at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January
    General Motors

    October 2, 2019


    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — More than 60 years of racing heritage helped set the stage for the most important debut in Corvette’s racing history tonight, as Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car - the Corvette C8.R - made its surprise debut alongside the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible at the Kennedy Space Center. The C8.R and Corvette Stingray represent a true technology transfer, taking lessons from the street straight to the track and vice versa.

    “The C8.R is much more than just a race-tuned version of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. It’s a culmination of many years of testing and development between GM Design, Propulsion, Engineering and the Corvette Racing team,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “The collaboration between these teams has allowed us to take these vehicles’ performance to the next level, both on the street and the track.”

    With its tremendous success on the track over the last 20 years, Corvette Racing has helped push the development, performance and popularity of Corvette’s top-line performance cars on race tracks across the world.

    Since 1999, Corvette Racing has won 107 races – the most of any professional sports car team in North America - including 13 Team championships and 12 Driver and Manufacturer titles. In 2015, Corvette Racing became the first sports car team in 15 years win endurance racing’s Triple Crown - victories at Rolex 24 at Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans - in the same season.

    The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. This car also features yellow accents.

    Complementing the No. 4 vehicle is the No. 3 car which will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents that continues the lineage of the successful GTLM racing Corvettes of the past 20 years.

    The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020.









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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    Should be a very interesting racing debut.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    The BOP politics are going to be off the charts this off season. I suspect a lot of 'respected' teams are going to GTD or leave racing altogether than stay in GTLM

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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    Man it looks awesome.
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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    Sweet!!!!!!

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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    The GTLM category needs to be let off the leash a little more. Right now, GTD is way to close in performance. At this point, why even have the class.

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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    Looks great in those colors. I assume this'll be at Le Mans next year? Bring it on!
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    It’s funny we talked about how much the Vette team slipped during the C7 era vs the V-Series and Camaro teams but now the Vette team has truly Redeemed themselves. I had very little interest in mid engine sports cars before but the C8 has totally changed that. Let’s hope the racing competition sticks around and take the butt whooping like a man.
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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    Can't wait to see the new Team Corvette in action. Might have to head to Mosport next summer!

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    Here’s the video, cooooooooooooool:

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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

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    Looks great in those colors. I assume this'll be at Le Mans next year? Bring it on!
    It says the debut is at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. So, you should be correct.

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    I'd abandon my family for a street version of this. Just kidding...kinda
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    Re: Corvette Racing Reveals Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I'd abandon my family for a street version of this. Just kidding...kinda
    Good money says the 2022 Z06/Grand Sport will see all the aero goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Good money says the 2022 Z06/Grand Sport will see all the aero goodies.
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