Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype

November 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm

The mighty Corvette gets a new body for its latest assignment, which is to compete in GRAND-AM Road Racing Series. The car made its debut yesterday during the GRAND-AM test at Daytona International Speedway.

Chevrolet has not released any technical details, but they’ve revealed the four teams that will be using this car net season, including No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing; No. 10 SunTrust Racing; No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, and the Nos. 5 and 9 Action Express Racing teams. The design of this race car incorporates iconic Corvette styling cues and will be immediately recognized by sports car enthusiasts and fans of GRAND-AM Road Racing.

Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype

Corvette has a storied history of racing-related feats in Daytona. Zora Arkus-Duntov – the father of the Corvette and chief engineer working on the Corvette in the ’50s and ’60s – set a flying-mile speed record of more than 150 miles per hour in a Corvette on Daytona Beach, one of a number of record runs on the beach for him. When Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959, Arkus-Duntov turned the fastest laps – 155 miles per hour – in a Corvette SS.