Chevrolet and General Motors are currently developing a new 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R that will apply some minor tweaks to the racecar, including a roof-mounted escape hatch. At the same time, Stevenson Motorsports are evaluating a to the possibility of fielding the GT3-spec Cadillac ATS-V.R in the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2016.
Recently, both the C7.R and ATS.V-R were caught testing alongside one another at Sebring International Raceway. This is will come as no surprise for those of you who have been keeping up with GM’s race programs in the off-season, with Stevenson Motorsports telling RACER in September they would test the ATS-V.R at length at Sebring in October in order to decide whether or not to field the car in GTD in 2016.
Meanwhile, the Corvette camp is testing their new C7.R to make sure everything’s in order prior to IMSA-sanctioned test at Daytona International Speedway in mid-November. There isn’t too much new about the C7.R for 2016, however there is now a roof-mounted escape hatch as per series rules and the team will also be running fuel with less ethanol than the E85 fuel used in years prior.
But enough about rules and regulations. Why not sit back and enjoy the wonderfully raspy sound of the ATS-V.R and the baritone bark of the C7.R as they tear around Sebring in the video above?