2014 Corvette C7.R Breaks Cover in Detroit, Promises More Track Success

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Corvette Racing’s brand new race car, the 2014 Corvette C7.R, was just unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, less than two weeks ahead of its official track debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Co-developed with the 2015 Corvette Z06 we’ve seen earlier today, the 2014 C7.R promises to continue the track legacy of Corvette Racing, which includes no less than 10 manufacturer championships and 90 wins since 1999.

Powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine based on the historic Chevy small block architecture, which should develop more than the 458 HP that motivated the C6.R, the brand new race car will take on America’s tracks, as well as Le Mans’ Circuit de la Sarthe, with a six-speed sequential gearbox and 18-inch wheels wrapped in racing tires supplied by Michelin.

“When it comes to endurance racing, Corvette has been the benchmark of success for nearly 15 years,” said Jim Campbell, US vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “A great deal of the team’s success can be attributed to the symbiotic relationship between Corvette Racing and the production vehicles. The 2015 Corvette Z06 and new C7.R will be more competitive on the street and track due to successful design of the Corvette Stingray – which itself is heavily based on the C6.R race car.”
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