It is a good thing the Corvette Stingray, or C7, is such a brilliant piece of engineering because it really is more than just a sports car for GM. It carries the weight of a brand with it. It has to rival the likes of Porsche and Ferrari, not just in the market, but on the race track as well.
A racing version of the Corvette Stingray will soon be prepared to replace the successful C6R, and here’s a rendering that shows that it may look like in full racing livery. Traditionally, racing Corvettes should wear yellow and black.
The Corvette C7R Stingray racing car will probably be powered by the same naturally-aspirated LT1 engine as the production ‘Vette. But the output will vary depending on where the car is going to race. In GT3 for instance it would be limited to 500 h, while a GT2 version can go beyond 600.
The main role of the Corvette C7R Stingray will be to represent General Motors, and Chevrolet in particular, at the American Le Mans Series next year.