What a weekend it was for Corvette!
Not only did the Corvette Racing team finish second and third in the GT class in Sunday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring competition, but Corvette capped that success by being inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame.
And who can argue with the choice?
Corvette has competed at Sebring since 1956, and since then, a total of 231 Corvettes have run in the Twelve Hours of Sebring race, with 24 of them taking class or category victories.
Seven of those wins have been captured by Corvette Racing, the most successful team in the history of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
“We are thrilled that Sebring has recognized the success of the Corvette on the race track by inducting it into the hall of fame,” said Russ Clark, Chevrolet marketing director for Performance Cars.
“Even more important than the awards and race wins are the benefits to our production vehicles as a result of our racing programs. We have been successful at transferring racing technology to the street, especially in our high-performance vehicles such as the Corvette ZR1, Z06, and our carbon fiber models, including aerodynamic, powertrain, chassis, braking safety, and design features.”
Ironically, as Sebring turns 60, so does Corvette with the 2013 model. Chevy is celebrating the occasion with the 427 Convertible Collector Edition, and a 60th anniversary package available on all ’13 models.
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