The brand new race automotive primarily based on the mid-engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been teased—and the automotive appears to be like imply.
Prototypes have been testing at main racetracks underneath the duvet of darkness with the intention to conceal their particulars for nearly a 12 months, however Chevy simply teased the automotive from all angles.
Clips of the race automotive in motion had been supplied on the finish of Thursday evening’s livestream of the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s reveal (Chevy additionally tucked in a glimpse of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible in the identical livestream).
From the few glimpses we get, the race automotive will carefully resemble its highway automotive counterpart. The design could be very aggressive and particulars just like the aero parts and inside can clearly be seen.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The brand new race automotive will possible comply with the “.R” naming scheme of earlier generations, thus it must be referred to as the C8.R. It’s going to exchange the present C7.R within the GT class of the World Endurance Championship and GT Le Mans class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, although the changeover is not anticipated to occur till the beginning of the 2020 motorsport season. The primary race must be the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona subsequent January.
Whereas the C7.R runs a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8, the C8.R is rumored to be operating a turbocharged V-8. Curiously, extra hardcore variations of the Corvette highway automotive, like a future Z06, are rumored to obtain a turbocharged V-Eight as effectively, so maybe the engines will likely be widespread, or at the very least share some elements.
As for the Corvette Stingray that reaches showrooms later this 12 months, it’s confirmed with a newly developed LT2 6.2-liter V-Eight that may ship 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when outfitted with an accessible sport exhaust system. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and, with an accessible Z51 efficiency pack, will hustle the coupe to 60 mph in underneath 3.zero seconds.
The pricing for the Corvette Stingray is confirmed to start out beneath $60,000, and consumers can place an order at present.