Buried in text following a news conference, French racing team Larbre may have confirmed the existence of a mid-engine C8 Corvette racer.
Larbre team principal Jacques Leconte spoke during a news conference, reported by Daily Sports Car, and announced the team would run a Ligier prototype in the WEC LMP2 class. The team ran the #50 C7.R Art Car in the LMGTE class last year.
Speaking of the C7.R, Leconte said there was no desire to run another Corvette due to its age, but it’s his follow-up that piqued our interest.
The story with Corvette is not over though. It was not possible to enter another C7.R in the GTE Am category. This car is aging and we would not have been in a position to secure a good line-up at Le Mans in 2018. It was also too early to enter a C8 as this car is still in development.
It wouldn’t be a shock to learn there will be a C8.R in due time, but we haven’t heard a peep surrounding such a project yet. We don’t even have solid information on the road-going car just yet, other than leaked CAD drawings and rumored powertrains.
If and when—more a question of “when”—we see a C8.R, we’ll certainly be eager to see how it performs alongside Ford’s GT racer.