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Old 10-02-2019, 08:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-02-2019, 08:36 PM   #2
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Nice!

Still waiting to see some track numbers on the street Vette.
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Nice!

Still waiting to see some track numbers on the street Vette.
Magazine tests probably won't be available until regular production starts, which I haven't been able to find an actual date for. My guess for that is sometime in December, but its only a guess. And no idea if they'll do their first tests with a road course.



GM may release some track times between now and the end of the year as well, but again that stuff is usually released fairly close to the production start.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:46 PM   #4
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First drive impressions are embargoed until October 16th.
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First drive impressions are embargoed until October 16th.
So, 2 weeks until we can hear the journos say 'damn, this is pretty good' ... without any testing numbers to go with the story.


Its better than nothing. Marginally, but better.
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This sounds..... different....

https://twitter.com/GeekyGearhead99/...606096896?s=20
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:19 AM   #7
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Absolutely gorgeous, what a beast of a race car!
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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.









I wonder where these pictures were taken ( I don't recognise the Track and it's not Cape Canaveral)
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I wonder where these pictures were taken ( I don't recognise the Track and it's not Cape Canaveral)
My guess is that its the road course at the Milford proving ground.
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Flat-Crank makes sound very different. I think this will be the key for future of Corvette and Camaro engines.

Still hope P&M changes their mind to sell this car to some customer teams although they almost shut down Camaro GT4.R program.
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New jake design too. I guess i'll need to get a new shirt. Which means another trip to Bowling green Corvette museum.

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https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us.../1010-c8r.html


For some reason GM felt the need for another press release.



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