Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

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Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.JPG
Category United SportsCar GTLM
24 Hours of Le Mans GTE Pro
Constructor United States Chevrolet
Designer(s)

Tadge Juechter

Production 2014-2015 (GTE/GTLM)
Predecessor Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
Technical specifications
Chassis Hydroformed aluminium monocoque chassis structure
Suspension (front) Short/long arm double wishbone, fabricated steel upper and lower control arms, coil over adjustable shock absorbers
Suspension (rear) As front
Length 4,496 mm (177 in)
Width 2,050 mm (81 in)
Height 1,151 mm (45 in)
Wheelbase 2,708 mm (107 in)
Engine Chevrolet LS5.R 5.5 L (5,500 cc; 336 cu in) V8 90° cylinder angle, 16-valve, OHV, two valves per cylinder, sequential DFI naturally aspirated, front engined, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Xtrac 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox Mega-Line sequential paddle shift including reverse gear, AP Racing adjustable mechanical limited limited-slip differential
Power 491 hp (366 kW) @ 6000 rpm upgradeable horsepower up to 1,000 hp (746 kW) depending on team decision
Weight 1,245 kg (2,745 lb) (including driver and fuel)
Fuel VP Racing Fuels Ethanol E85 (United SportsCar Championship)
Ethanol E10 (24 Hours of Le Mans)
Lubricants Mobil 1
Tyres Michelin Pilot
Front: 30/68 - R18
Rear: 31/71 - R18
BBS forged magnesium wheels
Front: 12.5 x 18 inches
Rear: 13 x 18 inches
Competition history
Notable entrants United States Corvette Racing
Notable drivers Spain Antonio García
United States Tommy Milner
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Australia Ryan Briscoe
United States Jordan Taylor
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Debut 2014 24 Hours of Daytona
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
12 (including 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans) 5 (including 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans) 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is a grand tourer racing car built by Pratt & Miller and General Motors for competition in endurance racing. It is a replacement for the Corvette C6.R racing car, using the C7 generation Chevrolet Corvette as a base. The C7 road car was noted to incorporate development from the Corvette C6.R, thus those properties also carry over to the race car. Corvette Racing is scheduled to race the car in the United SportsCar Championship in the GTLM class.[1]

Development[edit]

The Corvette C7.R was first shown to the world at the Rolex Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.[2] The car later participated in the 2014 Roar Before the Rolex 24 to prepare for the 2014 United SportsCar Championship.[3] The car's new livery and details were unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show on January 13, 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corvette C7.R will debut in Detroit, race at Rolex 24". Autoblog.com. AOL Autos. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Corvette C7.R makes a camo'd debut run at Laguna Seca". Autoblog.com. AOL Autos. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Corvette Racing tops GTLM charts on final day of "Roar" testing". Racer.com. Racer Media and Marketing, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Dagys, John. "Corvette C7.R Revealed". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media, Inc. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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