This content is imported from YouTube. The Z06’s stock 7.0 L 505 HP LS7 small-block V8 engine was replaced by a special naturally aspirated Katech 8.2L small-block V8 engine putting out a healthy 600 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque. Listen to What May Be the Corvette Z06's Flat-Plane Crank V8. Only one of four entered Corvettes - GT1 C6R of Luc Alphand Aventures - eventually finished the race, taking second place in class. In the GT1 variant of the Corvette C6.R race car, Pratt & Miller was using a 7.0-liter LS7.R V8. FCA May Need To Pay $840 Million To Resolve Justice Department Investigation, 2022 VW Golf R Debuts With 315 HP, Torque Vectoring AWD, A Manual Gearbox And Drift Mode, Be Prepared, The Ginormous Aznom Palladium Crossover Sedan Is Going To Be Revealed On Nov 5, 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe Strips Down Ahead Of Its Big Debut, 2021 Toyota Mirai FCV Revealed, Features Rear-Wheel Drive And 180 HP, Corvette Driver Busted For Doing 131 MPH In South Dakota, Lucid Air Has Many Advantages Over ICE Rivals, CEO Says, 2021 Toyota Crown Updated With Emphasis On New Tech, BMW M Unveils Four New Flashy Designs For The M4 GT4, LG Motorsport Gives C8 Corvette Big Rear Wing For Extra Downforce. Conceived, designed, developed and constructed by the championship-winning Pratt & Miller team, the Corvette C6RS bristles with sophisticated materials and race-inspired technology. In the mid-2000s, it turned to the road-going C6 Corvette Z06 and set about making a road-going version of the C6.R. [needs update], It is a conversion of Corvette Z06 that resembles C6.R and shares components with the race car, produced by Pratt & Miller. In 2011 the SRT Corvette was entered under the Exim Bank Team China title, with drivers Mike Hezemans and Nick Catsburg.  The road car would also replace the C5's pop-up headlamps with permanent designs integrated into the bodywork. A seventh car, used for development work, was actually built on a C5-R chassis but adapted to carry C6.R bodywork. Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Pulls Out of the Rescheduled 24 Hours of Le Mans. And while designing the ultimate version of the road-going C6 for 2006, they went for an 8.2-liter all-alloy engine built by Katech, connected to a Tremec T56 manual that was been blueprinted by the team to provide the smoothest shifts possible. Required fields are marked *, By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Only 7 Corvette C6RS were ever built but the original intention was to build 25 cars. Despite all of the carbon improvements, the car actually weighs one pound more than a standard Z06, thanks to more sound-deadening and a new high-quality leather interior. It included a widebody conversion with integrated brake ducts and ram-air intake, Pratt & Miller’s C6.R “waterfall” hood and louvered fenders, and Arvin Meritor’s Dynamic Ride Control suspension including a nose lift system. The Larbre Corvette, at 1260 kg, finished 20th overall ahead of the sole remaining factory Corvette. They also installed a pair of aggressively bolstered sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel. This car has never raced and is used merely as a show car, making its public debut alongside the C6 Corvette at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The #73 suffered tire issues and later had a broken steering rack which delayed the team for about an hour; the car finished 5th in class. The mid-engined 'Vette's maiden French race will have to wait for now. This meant that Corvette Racing was left without a major opponent in the American Le Mans Series, and in fact were the only competitors in the GT1 class for nine out of twelve races that year, and easily allowing Corvette Racing to earn their third championship. In 2006, the company behind the Corvette C6.R pulled out all the stops and developed a Corvette (based on a Z06 donor car and a lot of amazing engineering) that featured an unprecedented amount of horsepower and torque under its hood while packing ultimate luxury inside its ultra-wide carbon-fiber body.  The production began on April 2008. This allowed the drivers a better view behind them, instead of having to rely on their side mirrors.
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