After winning 90 races since the turn of the New Millennium, the Corvette teams hunger for victory has only intensified. The real test will come, in a matter of weeks, as the all-new C7.R race car makes its debut at the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona.
With its upgraded engine, improved aerodynamics and a chassis that’s 40% stiffer than the old Corvette C6.R racer, the team has reason to be confident – while those who would like to see some of that added performance transferred from track to street might have their own reason to be just a little jealous.
But not for long. Wannabe racers will soon be able to order the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 making its debut at the North American International Auto Show. “A lot of the race car’s functional improvements have been shared with the street car,” said Tadge Juchter, the director of the Corvette program, who calls the new model, “a great example of the technology transfer between racing and production Corvettes.”