A trio of Chevrolet race vehicles have been just lately caught testing at Sebring Worldwide Raceway in a video posted to YouTube by Corvette Blogger.
Within the video, the quantity 3 Corvette C8.R, which completed third within the 2022 IMSA GTD Professional championship, shares the observe with the brand new 2024 Corvette Z06 GT3.R. Additionally showing: the NASCAR Cup Collection Camaro that Hendrick Motorsports is getting ready for subsequent yr’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R race automobile
Primarily based on the C8 Corvette Z06 street automobile, the Z06 GT3.R will exchange the C8.R in IMSA competitors beginning with the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and be obtainable to buyer groups. The change is the results of a guidelines reshuffling by IMSA to deal with flagging curiosity within the GTLM class the C8.R was designed for. IMSA is now utilizing the globally common GT3 class as the premise for its high class of production-based racers, forcing Chevy to change to the GT3.R.
The Z06 GT3.R is anticipated to make use of a model of the naturally aspirated, flat-plane crank LT6 5.5-liter V-8 from the Z06 street automobile, which additionally has many similarities to the C8.R engine, and can usually be nearer to the road-going Corvette than the C8.R, which was designed for the extra liberal GTLM guidelines.
The opposite new race automobile proven within the video is Hendrick Motorsports’ NASCAR Le Mans racer. Primarily a modified model of the Subsequent Gen race automobile launched for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Collection season, it is slated to race at Le Mans in 2023 within the particular “Storage 56” slot. Reserved for one automobile not conforming to the usual Le Mans guidelines on high of the conventional 55-car area, previously it has been used as a expertise showcase, with vehicles just like the Nissan ZEOD RC hybrid racing as Storage 56 entries.
Hendrick hasn’t introduced a driver lineup, however Jimmie Johnson, who gained a record-tying seven championships with the staff, has postponed his retirement, and has mentioned racing within the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a chance. Johnson, who switched from NASCAR to IndyCar after the 2020 season, introduced his retirement from full-time racing in September, however in November mentioned he would return to NASCAR on a restricted scheduled for 2023 as a driver and part-owner of Petty GMS.