Here’s a unique opportunity to own a real race car with multiple wins and a championship pedigree. But this one isn’t a vintage racer. It’s one of the most advanced Corvettes currently being raced in North America.
In advance of the prototype rule changes next year which will render the current IMSA Corvette Daytona Prototypes obsolete, Wayne Taylor Racing has put its Corvette DP racing program for sale at the upscale New Jersey dealership Lamborghini Paramus.
The sale includes the Dallara-constructed No.10 Corvette Daytona Prototype currently being campaigned by Jordan and Ricky Taylor in the IMSA Weathertech Sports Car Championship along with the No. 11 backup and development Corvette DP.
WTR Racing has enjoyed many wins in the No.10 Corvette Daytona Prototype including the 2013 IMSA Championship. The No. 10 Corvette DP from WTR is currently tied for first place in the Prototype Team Championship with fellow Corvette DP squad Action Express.
The Corvette DPs are among some of the most advanced cars currently being raced and are capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph. Weighing in at 2285 lbs, the tube chassis features carbon fiber bodywork with the IMSA aero kit, Brembo carbon brakes, and the Dallara Version 2 suspension. The No. 10 Corvette DP is loaded with the latest technology as allowed by IMSA and will continue to be as long as WTR is using the cars in competition.
The two chassis’s (No. 003 and 004) also come with a substantial amount of original spare parts classified as “Dallara Genuine” and the parts alone are valued at over $1 million. Each car has a sophisticated life-time parts software which catalogs the history of each and every item that is on the car as well as the ability to track current parts in inventory.
Not included with the sale are the full race motors currently installed as they are not team-owned. Lamborghini Paramus tells us that the engines that will come with the cars will be more than enough for most experienced people to handle.
The two race cars were originally constructed in 2008 as full Dallara Daytona Prototypes under the “G2 spec” and in 2011 they were upgraded to “G3 spec” with the new Corvette bodies and they became known as Corvette DPs. The No. 003 chassis was updated to the current C7 body in 2014 and it’s the only Dallara-Corvette built current with IMSA rules. The No. 004 chassis still features the older C6 body and 2013 spec electronics and mechanicals.
We spoke with a representative of Lamborghini Paramus who told us the goal is to keep the two cars together if possible as they have always been. While no price has been made public for the multi-car sale, we can imagine that info coming to light for serious parties.
If you are interested in learning more, Brian Kelly is the contact person at Lamborghini Paramus. You can reach him at 877-545-1682.
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