American Le Mans Series - Corvettes Take Home The Gold And The Green

Motorsports Update - Sebring Preps The Ethanol-Powered C6.Rs For An All-Out Attack On Le Mans

Dr. Greg P. Johnson Aug 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)
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The console was from the prototype Magnussen had famously piloted around the German track during Z06 development testing in 2005. The car had been scheduled for crushing, but Juechter had learned of the plan and managed to liberate this single piece for posterity.

After Magnussen signed the part, Juechter teased him about possibly improving his time at the Ring. The C6.R pilot immediately responded that he thought he could lap a ZR1 into the seven "teens" with no problem. Now that we would pay to see.

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GT1 Edition Rolls Out At SebringCorvette Racing has dominated production-based sports-car competition over the last decade, collecting eight ALMS GT1 manufacturer and team championships, five 24 Hours of Le Mans class trophies, and 74 class race wins. Now, Chevy has decided to share some of that racing excitement with its customers by releasing a limited-production GT1 Championship Edition package for the C6 street car. (For more on RPO GT1 and its contents, see the "Currents" section of our last issue.)

The package's official unveiling occurred at Sebring on Friday, when six cars equipped with RPO GT1 were driven into the paddock by the six drivers of the Corvette Racing team. After an autograph session, the drivers climbed back into their special mounts and pedaled over to the Sebring Corvette Corral to show off the cars to the Vette faithful. The real C6.Rs, meanwhile, have been repainted in special black (No. 4) and yellow (No. 3) "GT1 Edition" livery.


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