Corvette C7.R shares Z06 tech and could be the CR7 of racing

Shown at NAIAS 2014 and co-developed with 2015 Corvette Z06, Corvette C7.R shares chassis, engine technologies and aerodynamics strategy in continuing Corvette Racing legacy, which includes 90 global victories and 10 manufacturer championships since 1999. This co-development upholds the close link between Corvettes built for racing and the road.

As is known, CR7 is the term fans associate with Christiano Ronaldo is known. Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2013 Fifa Ballon d’Or, and keeping with the same spirit, C7.R could uphold the same dynamism and success in the sport now.

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race car (2)“When it comes to endurance racing, Corvette has been the benchmark of success for nearly 15 years,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “A great deal of the team’s success can be attributed to the symbiotic relationship between Corvette Racing and the production vehicles. The 2015 Corvette Z06 and new C7.R will be more competitive on the street and track due to successful design of the Corvette Stingray – which itself is heavily based on the C6.R race car.”

Corvette Racing fields two C7.R race cars in 2014 beginning at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, which kicks off the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, a new series debut after the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series merger. C7.R competes in GT Le Mans class in 11 races around North America, and is expected to compete in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“Corvette Racing sets the gold standard for technology transfer between the track and street,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “We are continually taking what we learn in competition, and applying it to improve production Corvettes – which then make better race cars. As a result, the new Corvette Z06 is the most track-capable production Corvette ever while the new C7.R is poised to be even more competitive on the race circuit.”

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