2010 Chevrolet Corvette C6R

March 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm

GM released details of the new racing Corvette C6R GT2 which will take part in different LeMans, endurance and GT series aroud the world in 2010.

The new model is based on the mighty Corvette ZR1 which means it gets the same supercharged LS9 V8 instead os last year’s Z06 7.0L small-block engine. The car also gets ZR1 body design, aerodynamic package, aluminum frame and chassis structure, steering system, windshield, and other components.

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The new Corvette C6.R is built on the same aluminum frame rails that underpin production Corvette Z06 and ZR1 models. Other production chassis structures in the race car include the windshield frame, the hoop around the rear of the passenger compartment, the door hinge pillars, the drivetrain tunnel, the firewall, and the floor pan.

“Corvette sales tracked directly to customer leads at ALMS races have doubled from 2005 to 2009,” says John Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet Performance Cars marketing manager. “This proves what we have heard anecdotally from other Corvette owners: Watching production-based Corvettes win against legendary marques like BMW, Porsche and Ferrari, on legendary tracks like Sebring and Le Mans, makes Corvette all the more desirable.”

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