Now that the 2013 ALMS race season is in the history books (along with the ALMS series itself), attention is turning to the combined United Sports Car Racing Series which will kick off in January at the Rolex Daytona 24 hour race. Corvette Racing will be featuring the racing debut of the C7.R and thanks to our friends over at MotorAuthority.com, we may have a first look at the new racing livery the 7th generation race cars will be wearing.
The two Corvette C7.Rs are shown in their familiar Yellow and Black paint schemes, but there is a twist as the Corvettes are mirroring the designs much like they did back with the 2007 Bad Boy Jake Livery at Monterey’s Laguna Seca which featured a Yellow #3 and Black #4.
The livery features the jagged lines and points that we saw on the rear quarterpanels and backs of the recent C6.Rs which divides the yellow and black, but this time they appear all over the car. The familiar Compuware logo is on the waterfall hood along with the Mobil 1 logo. A GM logo is on the roof and each back corner has a Jake logo.
Click here to see a larger version of the Corvette Racing C7.R Livery.
We checked in with Ryan Smith, Corvette Racing’s communications guru who would neither confirm nor deny that this is the real deal. “We won’t have any confirmation until the official announcement is made between now and Daytona.” Smith said to us an email.
The C7.R made its first public appearance during the 2013 Pebble Beach Historics in Monterey with Tommy Milner surprising many in attendance with a couple of laps around Laguna Seca Raceway. At that event, the Corvette C7.R was outfitted in black and white checkerboard camouflage with an all-black wing.
Since we don’t have official confirmation, would you be happy if this is the new livery for the 2014 Corvette C7.R? Let us know in the comments.