Corvette Racing has been around as long Corvette has been built. For over 50 years it has been on a track earning its checkered flags with wins for every class and type of racing. All this effort directly feeds back into the street car. Technology transfer is the best way to describe this exchange. For example the C6-R that races in the ALMS (American Le Mans Series) GT1 class and the Street version are powered by a 7-liter small-block V-8 engines. While the components and specifications of the street and competition engines are tailored to their specific environments, the thought process behind them is identical. With dry-sump lubrication systems, CNC-ported cylinder heads, titanium valves and connecting rods, forged steel crankshafts, and plate-honed cylinder bores. Click here for more info on the C6 LS7 427 7.0L Engine
Is the two-car, factory-backed Chevrolet sports car program that will compete in the production-based GT1/GT2 classes (formerly GTS) of American Le Mans Series as well as the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Starting at Mid Ohio the team is switching over the cars to only run the GT2 Class. "The Corvette C6.R is the best sports car we've ever built and it has been our privilege to develop it alongside the new Corvette Z06," said Harry Turner, GM's group manager for road racing. "History will remember the C5-R as one of the best sports racing cars of all time and we've set the bar high for the C6.R. With the new C6 chassis and body structure as our starting point, we're already ahead. We left no stone unturned in the development of this new car and we are looking forward to racing it in front of the world in 2005."