When Chevrolet revealed the 2020 Corvette Convertible it also decided to bring out the C8.R.This is the car that will take Corvette Racing through its next season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Tommy Milner drove the car onto the stage during the reveal of the convertible road car to showcase the new racing car.
While there are still many technical specifications up in the air, the car is official and it will begin the 2020 racing season at the Daytona 24 Hours. Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of performance and motorsports said the car is more than just a race version of the regular C8.
It’s a culmination of many years of testing and development between GM Design, Propulsion, Engineering and the Corvette Racing team. The collaboration between these teams has allowed us to take these vehicles’ performance to the next level, both on the street and the track.
The new car will replace the C7.R, which was victorious at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours. The C7.R has definitely served Corvette Racing well over the last several years, and now it’s time for the racing team to upgrade to the new C8 Corvette racer. We’ll keep you posted when more information becomes available.