Last weekend the Corvette C8.Rs were in Central Florida for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and it ended up being a down day for both cars.
The No. 3 C8.R led throughout the race until the very end when it was knocked out of contention by the No. 25 BWM M8. Meanwhile, the day started bad for the No. 4 Corvette C8.R which had an electrical issue that caused them to fall a few laps behind early and they never recovered. Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner said afterward “I felt something wrong pretty much at the start and we were low on power. We drove the entire 12 hours like that.
Whatever the issue was, it caused the Corvette’s 5.5L flat-plane crank engine to misfire which then gave it an entirely different sound as it went around the track. Lanky Turtle captured several drive-bys of the wounded Corvette racer and comments in the title that the misfire “sounds more badass!” It’s no GT1 or C7.R, but it does have a nice aural buzz to it.
From Lanky Turtle via YouTube:
The #4 Corvette C8.R suffered an engine issue early in the 12 Hours of Sebring but was still able to complete the race.
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