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The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is a grand tourer racing car built by Pratt & Millerand Chevrolet for competition in endurance racing. It is a replacement for the Corvette C6.R racing car, using the C7 generation Chevrolet Corvette as a base. The C7 road car was noted to incorporate development from the Corvette C6.R, thus those properties also carry over to the race car. The Corvette Racing C7.R races in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Race Car
Category Weathertech SportsCar GTLM

24 Hours of Le Mans GTE Pro

Constructor Chevrolet / Pratt & Miller Engineering
Chassis Hydroformed aluminium monocoque chassis structure
Suspension (front) Short/long arm double wishbone, fabricated steel upper and lower control arms, coil over adjustable shock absorbers
Suspension (rear) Same as front
Engine Chevrolet LS5.R 5.5 L (5,500 cc; 336 cu in) V8 90° cylinder angle, 16-valve, OHV, two valves per cylinder, sequential DFI naturally aspirated, front engined, longitudinally mounted
Power 491 hp (366 kW) @ 6000 RPM
Transmission Xtrac 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox Mega-Line sequential paddle shift including reverse gear, AP Racing adjustable mechanical limited limited-slip differential
Fuel VP Racing Fuels Ethanol E85 (United SportsCar Championship)

Ethanol E10 (24 Hours of Le Mans)

Tyres Michelin Pilot

Front: 30/68 - R18 Rear: 31/71 - R18 BBS forged magnesium wheels Front: 12.5 x 18 inches Rear: 13 x 18 inches

Notable entrants Corvette Racing
Notable drivers Antonio García
Tommy Milner
Jan Magnussen

Ryan Briscoe Jordan Taylor Oliver Gavin

Robin Liddell
Debut 2014 24 hours of Daytona
Races competed 60
Race victories 16
Constructors' Championships 2
Drivers' Championships 2
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Designer Tadge Juechter


Development

The Corvette C7.R had its official unveiling at the 2014 NAIAS in Detroit. The car made its first testing appearance, in camouflage, at the Rolex Motorsports Union at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track. The car's new livery and details were revealed on January 13, 2014.

Successes

2014

Corvette Racing had a total of 4 wins in the C7.R's inaugural season. Those wins came at Long Beach, Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

2015

Corvette Racing had a total of 3 wins in the C7.R. The car won the first two North American Endurance Cup races at the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona in January and the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring 2 months later driven by Jan Magnussen, Ryan Briscoe, and Antonio Garcia in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. The C7.R finished the year in third place behind the Porsche 911 RSR and BMW Z4 GTE and ahead of the Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.

The Corvette C7.R scored its first Le Mans win at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Jordan Taylor driving the #64 Corvette to victory in the GTE-Pro class. It is also Corvette Racing's 8th win at the circuit.

2016

On the car's inaugural race of the year, the 2016 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the Corvette racing team scored a class win with a photo finish between the numbers 3 and 4 cars, driven by Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia. The cars finished .034 seconds apart from one another. In that year, the Corvette C7.R scored its second 12 Hours of Sebring win with car #4 driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler in the GTLM Class. The C7.R did poorly in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, qualifying last in the GTE Pro category and finishing the race 7th and 10th in the GTE-Pro class. The #4 Corvette C7.R went on to win the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in the GTLM class. They won the drivers', team, and manufacturers' championship, as well as the North American Endurance cup. Corvette Racing also claimed its milestone 100th win for the team with its 1st place finish at Lime Rock in the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship series.

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