The Corvette C7.R has officially been revealed live at the Detroit Motor Show 2014. It takes to the stage alongside the Corvette Z06 with road and race coming together. The outgoing Corvette C6.R and C6.RS models were highly successful, the Corvette C7 will look to establish a similar reputation. We took a closer look at the US Racer!
The Corvette C7.R has been developed and built by Pratt & Miller and General Motors for competition in endurance racing to race in the LM GTE category. Corvette Racing will field two C7.R race cars in 2014, starting later this month at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-26, the first race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The C7.R will also compete in the GT Le Mans class in 11 races around North America. Later in the season, the car is also is expected to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE Pro class.
The car gets the Z06 aluminium frame, built in-house at the Corvette’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant. It is manufactured using laser welding and patented spot welding to make the structure 40 percent stronger than than outgoing C6.R.