A trio of Chevrolet race cars were recently captured in a video posted to YouTube during a test at Sebring International Raceway. corvette blogger.
In the video Number 3 Corvette C8.RFinished 3rd in the 2022 IMSA GTD Pro Championship with new 2024 Corvette Z06 GT3.RAlso featured is the NASCAR Cup Series Camaro, which Hendrick Motorsports is gearing up for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R Race Car
based on C8 Corvette Z06 A road car, the Z06 GT3.R will replace the C8.R in IMSA competition starting at Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2024 and will be available to customer teams. This change is the result of a rule restructuring by IMSA to address growing interest in the GTLM class for which C8.R was designed. IMSA is now using the world-famous GT3 class as the base for its production-based top class racers, forcing Chevrolet to switch to his GT3.R.
The Z06 GT3.R is expected to use a version of the Z06 road car’s naturally aspirated flat-plane crank LT6 5.5-liter V-8. It also has many similarities to the C8.R engine and is generally closer. It’s more like a road-going Corvette than a C8.R designed to more liberal GTLM rules.
Another new race car shown in the video is Hendrick Motorsports’ NASCAR Le Mans Racer.Basically, a modified version of next generation race car It will be introduced in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season and will race in a special ‘Garage 56’ slot at Le Mans in 2023. In addition to his usual 55-car field, it is reserved for one car that does not comply with standard Le Mans rules. Nissan ZEOD RC Hybrid Race as Garage 56 Entry.
Hendrick has not announced a driver line-up, but Jimmie JohnsonThe team-record seven championship winner has said he may postpone his retirement and race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnson, who turned from NASCAR to IndyCar after the 2020 season, announced his retirement from full-time racing in September, but announced in November as driver and co-owner of Petty GMS a limited schedule for 2023. said he would return to NASCAR.
https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1138238_2024-corvette-z06-gt3-r-nascar-garage-56-le-mans-racer-take-to-the-track 2024 Corvette Z06 GT3.R, NASCAR ‘Garage 56’ Le Mans Racer On Track