The new GT2 car replaces the outgoing GT1 car
During a recent tour of the Pratt & Miller workshops, BadBoyVettes got to see and snap a shot of the latest look for the racing Corvette C6.R. The results? The shredder-induced mayhem you see here.
While it's not a wild departure from past yellow-and-black themed racing Corvettes (also pictured above), it marks another step in the car's progression. The car will compete in the American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will be the first run at the world's greatest endurance race for the new ZR1-based GT2-class Corvette C6.R, which made its competition debut last August at Mid Ohio.
Two cars bearing the new livery will be campaigned by the official factory team, through all nine ALMS races in the season plus Le Mans in June. Drivers for this year are Emmanuel COllard, Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta for Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans, with Antonio Garcia backing up Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen in the endurance events.
The Corvette Racing team will kick off the 2010 season at the 12 Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Florida, on March 20.