While the media release has already been plastered all over the internet, I thought I would at least mention and briefly talk about the Chevrolet Corvette C7R. Released yesterday in Detroit, the C7R is based off of the Corvette Stingray and the 2015 Z06. This car is beyond beautiful and I truly don’t think there are words that can describe it completely.
Chevrolet announced the car had been stiffened up a bit to provide more responsive handling. The suspension is also rugged and durable in order to meet the demands of a track like Sebring. The C7R will also feature a full aluminum frame and direct injection for the first time. As I had mentioned in my thoughts before on the Roar, I really think the Corvette will be the favorite over the new entry from Porsche. The fight will be amazing and my hopes are that both cars can survive the race to truly see where these great machines are at.
The Corvette C7R will be piloted by Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin, and Tommy Milner during the regular Tudor United Sports Car Championship. IndyCar regular Ryan Briscoe will join Garcia and Magnussen for the Rolex 24 in the #3 Corvette.
The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will take place on January 25-26