This morning the all new Corvette C7.R race car was introduced to the public alongside the street version of the 2015 Corvette Z06 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
Although we’ve seen and heard the C7.R at the Roar Before the 24 and at the Monterey Historics last August, this is the first we’ve seen of the new livery for the 2014 campaign.
Talking with members of the Corvette production team, they said that racing the new Corvette C7.R in early 2014 forced them to introduce the 2015 Z06 a little earlier than they probably wanted to show it, but it became necessary due to the homologation process which qualifies the C7.R for racing duty.
We’ll be talking with members of the Corvette production and racing team at NAIAS later today and tomorrow about the new Corvette C7.R.
The C7.R will see its first battle in the unified TUDOR United Sports Car Championship later this month at Daytona.
The new 2015 Corvette Z06 will be available in early 2015. Until then, we’ll have to live vicariously through Corvette Racing and their new C7.R as they take the fight to Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and SRT Viper in the GT Le Mans class.