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Corvette DPs to Feature New C7 Style Bodywork in 2015
The Corvette Daytona Prototype program for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will have a new look in 2015 as Chevrolet has developed new Corvette DP bodywork that reflects styling cues of the C7 Corvette Stingray production car.
The new-look bodywork will hit the track for the first time Monday as Action Express Racing – last year’s winner of the TUDOR Championship’s Prototype title – tests at Daytona International Speedway ahead of the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25.

Multiple Corvette DPs also will test in the C7 bodywork during the annual pre-Rolex Roar Before the 24 from Jan. 9-11 at Daytona.

“The relationship Chevrolet’s racing programs have to our auto production lines is extremely important. That relevance of race car to showroom is a hallmark of our racing heritage,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet Director of Racing.

“The success of the Corvette Daytona Prototype program is a point of pride for Chevrolet. Having the Corvette C7 DP competing for overall victories enhances the perception of the Corvette brand and allows America’s sports car to compete for overall victories in North America’s most important endurance events.”

The frontal area sees a striking change in design from the previous generation Corvette DP, including updates to the hood surface, headlights and radiator inlet area. The rear window area also has been updated

At the rear of the car, the Corvette DP will take styling cues from the C7 including the rear taillights.

The C7 generation of Corvette DP looks to continue Chevrolet’s impressive record in North American prototype racing since 2012.

The Bowtie brand won the 2014 Prototype Engine Manufacturer championship in the inaugural TUDOR Championship. That followed two consecutive Daytona Prototype Engine Manufacturer titles in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series – the forerunner of the TUDOR Championship along with the American Le Mans Series.

In three years since its debut, the Corvette DP has claimed 22 race victories including the Rolex 24 At Daytona 24 and Petit Le Mans in 2014.

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And people think a production mid-engine Corvette off base or unrealistic at this point in time? Chevy has one right here and it's been dominating since it's introduction.

A production mid-engine Corvette is directly applicable and relevant to Chevy's current and future motorsports agenda.
 

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I prefer the c7 z06 as the next gen mid engine corvette will be quite a bit more expensive. After awhile if gm ever does a mid engine corvette....get ready to open your wallets wider... ;)

Nice race car but not something (or a derivative of) that I want for a daily driver...

Thanks for posting up though.....
 

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I prefer the c7 z06 as the next gen mid engine corvette will be quite a bit more expensive. After awhile if gm ever does a mid engine corvette....get ready to open your wallets wider... ;)

Nice race car but not something (or a derivative of) that I want for a daily driver...

Thanks for posting up though.....
There is nothing inherently more expensive about a mid-engine design. GM could have produced a mid-engine C7 with the exact same materials, parts and components for the same price.

A mid-engine Vette won't be as practical but it doesn't have to be more expensive.
 
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