As Chevy begins to launch the all-new 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray across the United States, the Corvette Racing team is beginning to test the track-bound Corvette C7.R. As it turns out, Corvette Racing ran its first laps with the successor to the C6.R in private at Road America in Wisconsin earlier this week, but then decided to roll out the brand-new 2014 C7.R to a bevy of surprised onlookers at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday — which featured Corvettes from every generation.
In fact, it wasn’t until the C7.R was fired up and pulled out of its garage that the public got its first glimpse at the camouflaged GT contender. That was followed by Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner turning in a few demonstration laps around Laguna Seca.
Based on what we can see from the heavy camo, there are four large vents surrounding the primary radiator inlet at the front, massive front fender vents following the wheels, similar vents and exit outlets at the rear, and a huge wing mounted to the decklid.
Official details on the C7.R have yet to be announced, so we’ll keep you up to date as soon as we find out what, exactly, this beast is cradling under its hood (likely a derivative of the recently-unveiled and released fifth-generation small block V8), and when we should expect to see it unveiled.
More photos are available here.