Harlan Charles: Jake Hood Graphic for the C8 Corvette Coming Soon


Harlan Charles: Jake Hood Graphic for the C8 Corvette Coming Soon

For fans of Corvette Racing and C8 Corvettes, we have some more news to come out of the virtual Corvette Presentations that occurred last weekend in conjunction with Corvettes at Carlisle.

During the presentation, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles shared a graphic showing the design of the C8 Corvette pace car that is being used during IMSA races as well as this year’s Indy 500. The Pace Car designs utilize Genuine Corvette Accessories with Harlan commenting that it contains both currently available accessories as well as some new accessories that will be available later in the year.

C8 Corvette Pace Car

According to the slide, the Pace Car’s content includes:

  • High Wing Spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber Ground Effects
  • Jake Wheel Center Caps
  • lack Trident Wheels
  • Jake Hood Stripe
  • Red Engine Cover

As Harlan goes through the list, he says the Jake Stinger Stripe is “coming soon,” and he also teased the return of the High Wing and Ground Effects Kit which were stripped from orders earlier this year due to supplier issues. “Ground effects and the high wing are going to be coming back available soon,” Harlan stated.

We previously spotted the real-life C8 Pace Car back at Road America with an Arctic White 2020 Corvette decked out in the ‘Stingray R’ graphics and aero package. The Road America Pace Car also featured Edge Red mirror caps and a CORVETTE windshield banner as well.

Corvette Racing’s Jake mascot features a “skull with eyes in the shape of the crossed-flags logo” and it has been a fixture of the Corvette Racing team since the early 2000s before officially being adopted by Corvette designers for inclusion on production Corvettes beginning in 2009.


Currently available Jake accessories for the C8 Corvette include wheel center caps, the All-Weather Jake Floor Mats from WeatherTech, as well as the Premium Indoor Car Cover featuring a fully-rendered C8.R. You can see all the Genuine Corvette Accessories at Chevrolet.com

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