Built to compete in IMSA’s GTLM class starting with the 2020 season is the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R. Chevrolet, working in cooperation with Pratt & Miller, began development of the mid-engine C8.R Corvette race car. The car, which was developed in parallel with the production vehicle, was developed to meet the homologation requirements of the IMSA sanctioned WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.
To meet IMSA regulations, the C8.R is equipped with a a 5.5L V8 engine that’s good for 500 horsepower power and 480 lb-ft of torque. With is mid engine layout, lightweight body, and a more aerodynamic profile, Chevrolet claims that the C8.R would become a big threat on the IMSA circuit.