[PICS] Corvette Racing Reveals ‘Made in America’ Livery and More at Roar Before the 24

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[PICS] Corvette Racing Reveals 'Made in America' Livery at Roar Before the 24
Photo Credit: @JanMagnussen/Twitter


On Thursday, teams in the now-titled WeatherTech SportsCar Championship unloaded their race cars at Daytona to participate in the Roar Before the 24 practice weekend in advance of the Rolex 24 at the end of January.

Two of the 54 cars participating in the Roar belonged the Corvette Racing and looking at the tweets from some of the team members, we can see an updated livery on the Corvettes for 2016.

The Corvette C7.Rs return in their traditional “Corvette Racing” Yellow and Black. The C7.R Jake emblem is displayed on the hood along with the MOBIL 1 logo. The updated design appears on the doors just behind the quarter-panel Z06 emblems. Previously, there was a large silver stripe and it’s still there, but now bordered by a blue stripe with white stars. The blue stripe joins red and white horizontal stripes to form an American flag. On it are the words “Made in America”.

Corvette Racing Reveals 'Made in America' Livery at Roar Before the 24


While it’s a bit hard to make out, we do believe there are also outlines of the states of Kentucky and Michigan as well.


New photo just added – Jan posted this about the Stars and Stripes livery:


The 2016-spec Corvette C7.R underwent some changes in the off-season and one of the items we were told to key an eye on was the aerodynamics. Check out this interesting winglet on the front splitter:

Corvette Racing Reveals 'Made in America' Livery at Roar Before the 24


And here is the very different rear diffuser design with large channels to the let the air flow from under the car.

Corvette Racing Reveals 'Made in America' Livery at Roar Before the 24


In this photo from @CorvetteRacing on Twitter, you can see just how much larger the front splitter and side rocker panels are as well as the redesigned rear brake ducts. The black stripe that runs down the middle of the roof looks to have the same C7.R design that appears on the production 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition:

Corvette Racing Reveals 'Made in America' Livery at Roar Before the 24


The Roar Before the 24 is a three-day test that started Friday and will go through Sunday. Corvette Racing’s six drivers gathered for their first official team photo by team photographer Richard Prince:


Check back here for more Corvette Racing coverage from Daytona’s Roar Before the 24.


Source:
Corvette Racing/Twitter

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