Corvette Racing Is Making a Z06 GT3.R for 2024


Corvette Racing Is Making a Z06 GT3.R for 2024

The world of sports GT racing is undergoing a big change, with IMSA getting rid of its GTLM class and the World Endurance Championship set to wind down its two GTE classes. These three classes are comprised of highly modified production-based sports cars built to the FIA’s GTE regulations, but automakers are increasingly moving towards either prototypes that can compete for overall wins or cheaper GT3 cars. As a result, Corvette Racing is developing a GT3-spec car for the first time in its 20-plus-year history.

Chevy announced today that the C8 Corvette Z06 GT3.R is set to debut in 2024, and it will be made available to customer teams looking to run the IMSA WeatherTech Series, the WEC, and any other series where GT3 cars are used. The car will be largely similar to the GTE-spec C8.R that’s racing now. The Z06 road car’s LT6 5.5-liter flat-plane V-8 will power the car, though as with the C8.R, it will run lower revs to meet balance of performance regulations.

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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