2024 Chevy Corvette Z06 GT3.R Officially Revealed11
Though the 2023 racing season is just around the corner, The Bow Tie brand is already looking toward the 2024 season, unveiling the all-new turnkey Chevy Corvette Z06 GT3.R race car ahead of its competition debut next year.
The new Corvette Z06 GT3.R just made its public debut at Daytona International Speedway. The mid-engine race car is Chevy’s first vehicle that is fully compliant with the technical regulations outlined by the FIA for its GT3 division.
“The Corvette Z06 GT3.R breaks new ground for Chevrolet and the Corvette Racing program,” said Mark Stielow, director of GM Motorsports Engineering Competition. “This customer-focused racecar leverages learnings from throughout Corvette Racing’s lengthy and successful history, plus the expertise of our Corvette production design, engineering and powertrain teams.”
The Corvette Z06 GT3.R is based on the street-legal Corvette Z06, and was designed and developed in collaboration between GM’s Competition Motorsports Engineering division and Pratt Miller Engineering. It is eligible for competition in several global championships, including the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge and Intercontinental GT Challenge. Chevy will have a plethora of parts and support available to its Z06 GT3.R customers throughout their racing endeavors, providing an at-track parts truck, while engineers will be available to assist with pre-race prep and post-race documentation.
Under the hood, the Z06 GT3.R harnesses the 5.5L V8 LT6 engine, which is assembled at the Performance Build Center located on the Bowling Green plant campus in Kentucky. The 5.5L powerhouse shares more than 70 percent of its components with its street-legal Z06 counterpart. As far as bodywork goes, the Z06 GT3.R is outwardly similar to its street-legal counterpart in order to bridge the gap between racing and production, save several specialized air ducts and carbon fiber aero components.
The new Corvette Z06 GT3.R will first take to the track for its competition debut at the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
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This car will be be a major improvement over the converted car they have now.
What will be interesting is who will be the customer teams and how many,
One has to wonder will Hendrick field a team.
In Gran Turismo 7 we finally have a virtual Corvette C8, but not a Z06 or Z06 engine.
My Playstation will be the place I will experience racing GT3.
Although I do get some fun in the 2021 Stingray in my garage.
“Under the hood, the Z06 GT3.R harnesses the 5.5L V8 LT6 engine, …”
Hood? I thought it was a mid-engine. C’mon, writer! LOL
You prefer bonnet?
What is the cover of a mid engine car called?
My 1974 FIAT X1/9 was mid-engine. The cover was just the engine cover. No specific name.
Boot = trunk
Mid-engine engine cover=FIAT X1/9 and few other notable examples.
According to my C8 HTC Owner’s Manual. the rear section that opens and closes and covers the roof is called the tonneau cover.
Like a convertible or pickup truck?
Needs a different name perhaps?
I’m looking forward to seeing more Corvettes racing.
Excited to see these race in Corvette Yellow again and still not offer it on the road cars!!! 😛😛 Haha what a joke GM
Doesn’t “R” stand for Retail? lol