Here's the Yellow Corvette C8.R Race Car You've Been Waiting For

When Chevrolet unveiled the mid-engine C8.R Corvette race car in October, it did so using a new grey livery with hints of yellow—a big switch-up compared to previous Corvette race cars, which wore predominately yellow liveries. The race team confirmed the other car on the factory team—the No. 3 car—would wear a more traditional yellow livery. But we haven't seen it... until now.

 

Chevrolet shared a photo on social media of the No. 3 car, to be driven by Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia, wearing the familiar bright yellow paint, with grey stripes. It's vastly similar to the C7-generation cars, with hints of red and American flags plastered on the hood and doors. The car will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's GTE category alongside the grey No. 4 car, driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.

The C8.R is powered by an all-new 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V-8 engine—a far cry tech-wise from the push-rod unit found in the road car. A street-legal version of the Corvette with the new engine is expected soon to conform the race car for homologation rules, though nothing's been confirmed yet.

 

 

 

Orginal Source: Road&Track

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