Corvette Racing has been fielding the Pratt & Miller built Corvette C7.R in IMSA and FIA competition for a couple years now, however non-factory backed Corvette teams have yet to get their hands on a C7-based racer. That will soon change, though, with Callaway Competition unveiling the new GT3-spec Corvette C7 GT3-R over the weekend.
The Callaway Corvette GT3-R is the result of two years of development work. It’s slated to replace the Corvette Z06.R GT3, which has been racing in various FIA sanctioned series for nearly ten years. Unveiled at the ADAC GT Masters race at Hockenheim on Saturday, the model will race in many different race series, including ADAC.
Under the hood hides Chevrolet’s 6.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 600 horsepower in this application. The engine routes power to the rear wheels through an X-Trac 6-speec sequential transmission with paddle shifters, much like Corvette Racing’s C7.R.
“As a small, privately owned team, we knew from the outset that approaching a project of this magnitude would be very daring,” Ernst Wöhr and Giovanni Ciccone, managing partners of Callaway Competition, said in a statement.
“Everyone has given more than 100% and we truly can’t thank them enough. We can be proud of our performance to date and are confident we will.”