Details became known about the racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

Details became known about the racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.R

October 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The presentation of the racing variation of the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R was held this month. Now there is information about the technical characteristics of a sports car.

So, the Corvette C8.R will be powered by a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine with a capacity of 510 hp. These performance requirements are presented by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar, where the sports car will perform.

Unlike a simple variation, the racing modification received a stiffer chassis. In addition, the 8-speed automatic transmission was replaced by a 6-speed Xtrac gearbox, which freed up a back seat for a massive diffuser. And in front of the sports car there was only a radiator, while in a conventional car there is a luggage compartment.

 The novelty received bright headlights and 18-inch wheels with Michelin tires. In addition, the cars were equipped with a safety cage, a large rear wing, a special body kit and racing seats.

┬áThe machine is offered in two body colors – silver with yellow accents and a yellow shade with silver accents. The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R is due to debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona marathon in early 2020.