It only took a few order cycles but the 2022 Corvette ISMA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition has officially sold out. The first special edition of the C8 era was limited to 1,000 with buyers being about to choose between the Accelerate Yellow or the Hypersonic Gray colors as well as between the Coupe and Convertible models.
But just because they are sold out doesn’t mean you still can’t get one in your garage. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum is offering the chance to win a Hypersonic Gray C8.R Edition Coupe plus $25,000 cash to help pay the taxes. CorvetteBlogger readers get 20% BONUS ENTRIES with ticket packages starting at $25 so get your tickets today!
The 2022 Corvette C8.R Edition commemorates Corvette Racing’s sweep of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Championships by Corvette Racing’s mid-engine C8.R in its inaugural year of racing. During the 2020 campaign, the C8.R would win IMSA’s Manufacturers, Drivers, and Team Championships. Chevrolet is celebrating that trifecta of championships with the production of just 1,000 examples of the 2022 Corvette IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. For its grand prize, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame has secured a Hypersonic Gray Coupe which will be given away next August.
These special edition C8 Corvettes include a number of specific features starting with the Corvette Racing-themed graphics. The Hypersonic Gray versions show off Accelerate Yellow full-length race stripes over the car and the “C8.R Edition” graphic under the fuel door. Also included are the Carbon Flash High Wing Spoiler, Black Trident wheels with Corvette Racing “Jake” center caps, and Yellow brake calipers. Rounding out the exterior content are Carbon Flash exterior mirrors, Black composite rocker extensions, and splash guards.
Inside the Corvette IMSA GTLM Championship Edition is a 3LT interior featuring the Strike Yellow/Sky Cool Gray GT2 seats, Yellow seat belts, and the C8.R special edition numbered interior plaque which shows the sequence number of build.
At the heart of the C8.R Edition is the award-winning 495-hp 6.2L LT2 V8 engine that is mated to the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Every C8.R Edition includes the track-capable Z51 Performance Package which adds more cooling for the engine and brakes, an upgraded suspension, unique aerodynamics kit, and better tires with the inclusion of Michelin’s Pilot Sport 4S summer rubber. The Z51 package allows for 0-60 mph sprints in 2.9 seconds and running the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds at 121 mph!
We had the opportunity to see the C8.R Editions for ourselves at the National Corvette Museum and have included some of our photos here which are for reference only. We’ll announce the build sequence number and share any additional content items once the actual 2022 Corvette arrives at the National Sprint Car Museum in Knoxville, Iowa.
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the only museum dedicated to sprint car racing. This annual fundraiser helps to support their ongoing mission of promoting sprint car racing. When you make a donation, you’ll automatically be entered to win the 2022 Corvette so get your 20% bonus entries and enter to win today!
*Actual Corvette may vary from images based on availability.*