C8.R Corvettes Testing At Sebring

Corvette Racing fine tuning the C8.R for IMSA and WEC races throughout 2020

As reported on CorvetteBlogger, a trio of Corvette C8.R‘s were seen out on shakedown laps of Sebring on February 11, 2020.

According to Corvette Racing, the sessions are intended to prepare two cars for the IMSA Endurance series including the upcoming 12 Hours of Sebring, as well as develop the #63 C8.R for use in the World Endurance Championship. The WEC races twice in the USA, with races at Circuit Of The Americas and Sebring, with the major race of the entire season being the 24 Hours of LeMans in France. See below for video shared by Matthew Christian via Facebook:

Got a little video this morn at the track. This is what the Corvette C8R sounds like at wide open throttle. Gonna take some getting used to for sure.

Posted by Matthew Christian on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

As well, in the dusk hours, Corvette Racing team photographer Richard Prince was seen quite literally leaning out the back of a minivan to capture some formation driving by the two IMSA bound cars. The video shared by Matthew Christian of that is below:

The Corvettes doing their best impression of Hwy 27 Winter Driving 😂

Posted by Matthew Christian on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Even at low revs, those C8.R’s sound mean and ready to race!

Earlier in the testing day, Richard Prince also shared a picture that is a visual history of IMSA Corvette racecars, with the following caption:

This is definitely not our first rodeo! Eight generations of racing glory with America’s sports car. Every one of them is real and yes, they are spectacular!

After 30 years in the photography profession and countless complicated photo shoots, this one set a new standard for complexity. I could not have done it without the support of Chevrolet, the Corvette Racing team (especially David James & Alex Roberge), the car owners, the staff at Sebring, and a small army of assistants.

And I would not have done it without the inspiration that I derive from the Corvette Nation – you are the most passionate and devoted fans on the planet! (original post on FaceBook)

 

Corvette Racing IMSA visual history

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