Corvette Racing Will Finally Compete in a Mid-Engine Corvette at the 24 Hours of Daytona on January 25, 2020!
Happy New Year Everyone and welcome back to the start of (what promises to be) another amazing Corvette Racing season!
If you are like us, you are more than a little excited to see what 2020 has in-store for Corvette and Corvette Racing! For decades, the dream of the Corvette Racing program, led by Zora Arkus-Duntov himself, was to put a mid-engine Corvette on the track in open competition. Unfortunately, Zora did not leave to see that dream become a reality, it is because of him that this year both the No. 3 and No. 4 of Corvette Racing will finally enter the field of competition in the mid-engine C8.R Corvette!
The stage was set last year when Chevrolet unveiled their amazing mid-engine 2020 Corvettes in California. As part of that reveal was our first glimpses at the race car variant of the C8 Corvette.
Since that time, we have literally been counting down the days until the green flag drops at Daytona. The anticipation of seeing the all-new, mid-engine Corvette race car running wide open at Daytona, Road Atlanta, Sebring and elsewhere is palpable! We fully expect this race car to be nothing short of spectacular. It has already proved to be quite impressive on the track during its early days of testing (as witnessed by some of the spy videos that we’ve published in earlier articles.) Now we’re just days away from seeing one of the most successful American race teams in history enter a whole new era of racing!
In the meantime, here is a video that GM produced that will give you a glimpse of the new mid-engine racer as well as taking a looking into the past – and the future – of the Corvette Racing program!