While we sit back and wonder what the new C7.R race car from Corvette Racing and Pratt & Miller will look like, a talented graphic artist has already unveiled his vision of the car that will be based on the recently unveiled 2014 Corvette Stingray.
“As a big fan of Corvettes in general, and big fan of all kind of racing machines just couldn’t resist to show my interpretation of the track-ready C7,” says Jacek Kolodziejcyck, who uses the nickname Iacoski on the Internet.
“As you see it’s done more in Super GT style than ALMS but for racing I prefer more aggressive styling ;),” he writes of his rendering on his website.
Iacoski’s designs “all started because of my passion for computer graphics and car tuning,” he says. “For over 10 years I’ve been occupying myself with digital editing of the photos of the cars which can be also called ‘virtual tuning’ or ‘photochoping.'”
Chevy engineers have already said that much of the design of the seventh-generation Corvette is based on what they have learned from the C6.R race car, including things like the tilted radiator, carbon fiber roof, and various vents on the hood and tops of the rear fenders.
The C7.R is under development right now and may be revealed later this year before the 2014 motorsport season. Officials have already said the current C6.R will continue racing for the remainder of this season.
MotorAuthority.com believes the new Stingray will be making more appearances worldwide than the C6 and that its C7.R sibling will also be more active on the international motorsports scene.
They theorize one of the race engines could be an updated version of the 5.5-liter V8 used in the current C6.R and say the frame of the racer will likely be all-aluminum, like the C7 and the current C6.R.
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