C8.R Corvette Makes Surprise Debut

Chevrolet’s first mid-engine race car, the C8.R Corvette GTLM, made a surprise debut at the Kennedy Space Center earlier this week. The car will compete for Chevrolet in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.  

“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.”

The Corvette Racing team will consist of two cars for the 2020 season. The C8.R No. 4 car will don a silver livery, inspired by the color of 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 race car will make its on-track debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020.

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