T there have already been recordings of the C8.R. for over a year, but only now has the racing Corvette been officially presented. The main focus of the presentation was the new, aggressive look of the racing car. In addition to the classic yellow, the Vetten will now also wear silver. In this way, Chevrolet wants to recall concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer.
More information at the IMSA finale
Information on the technology and especially the engine of the However, the Americans still held back the Pratt & Miller-built C8.R. Scene insiders, however, assume a 5.5-liter V8. The driver squad for the 2020 IMSA season has not yet been confirmed either. But rumors of major changes persist. At the Petit Le Mans, the traditional IMSA season finale on Road Atlanta, the relevant announcements are expected.
After the ten-hour race next weekend (October 12, 2019) the current one will also say goodbye Front engine generation in their racing retirement. Its successor, the C8.R, will face the competition for the first time at the 24 Hours of Daytona at the end of January 2020. An invitation to Le Mans should also only be a matter of form for the Vette, which was built according to GTE regulations. In the gallery we show some pictures of the new C8.R.