With the reveal of the Corvette C8.R, Chevrolet shared a video showing the evolution from a prototype racer in camo to the Silver/Yellow livery of the No. 4 C8.R that was unveiled Wednesday.
In that new video was a slider featuring an updated design of the Jake mascot.
The Jake logo first made its appearance on a Corvette race car by appearing on the b-pillars of the C6.R at the 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sketched out on a cocktail napkin the previous year in a Le Mans bar, the Jake logo and the “Take No Prisoners” attitude of the Corvette race team was quickly adopted by Corvette enthusiasts. Jake would make the jump from racing to production by appearing on the 2009 Corvette ZR1, as well as two special edition Corvettes offered that year.
The new Jake is nearly the same as the previous version with updated crossed-flags eyes but we also see a design feature at the top of his skull that nearly mirrors the design of the Stingray’s rear deck.
No doubt that GM’s licensed accessories will see growth this year as fans rush out to get the latest gear featuring the new Jake!
The slider featuring Jake and the C8.R logo make their appearance at the end:
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