2014 Corvette C7.R Headed for Detroit Debut

2014 Corvette C7.R 1 photo
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It’s been about a week since Chevrolet confirmed that the 2015 Corvette Z06 will be introduced at the Detroit Auto Show next month, and Chevrolet Racing has now revealed that the Corvette C7.R race car will be on display at 2014 NAIAS as well.
Scheduled to make its racing debut in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series at the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 25, the 2014 Corvette C7.R will be wearing an updated “Jake” logo, the unofficial mascot of Corvette Racing.

And that’s just about everything the manufacturer had to say about the 2014 Corvette Stingray-based racer, and we don’t expect CR to deliver more details anytime soon. However, it’s likely that the race car is powered by an updated version of the C6.R’s 5.5-liter V8 mill and Chevrolet's photos from Laguna Seca earlier this year revealed it will sport a massive rear spoiler, revised front lip spoiler and side skirts and a side exhaust.

“The best thing about Jake is that the logo transcends age and gender, uniting the Corvette Racing team and enthusiasts alike,” said Tom Peters, director of design, Performance Vehicles. “The new Jake logo reinforces the brand’s success on the track and signals the transition from the C6.R to the C7.R.”
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