Racing seems to always come naturally to the Corvette. Ever since it first took to the track the Corvette has always found a way to dominate the completion eventually and that is thanks in large part to the engineering greats that have graced GM in the past and those who serve loyally today. In its latest racing endeavor, the Corvette is warning those racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 2010 American La Mans Racing Series (ALMS) to beware as there will be a new Corvette looming around and sniffing out the podium. GM has officially unveiled the all new second generation Corvette C6.R race car and this time they have based it heavily on the Corvette ZR1 which can be purchased by anyone with an extra $100,000 plus lying around.
The new version of the C6.R is powered by an all new 5.5 liter V-8 engine which is the first notable change from the first generation that shared much of its design with the Z06 including the 7.0 liter engine. However, because the ALMS changed the rules in the production based GT category a change had to be made to the racing Vette as well. Many of the components of the next generation C6.R are taken right from the Corvette ZR1. The C6.R has the same body design in the basic since, has the same aero package as the King of the Hill, has the ZR1's aluminum underbody, affront splitter like the ZR1, and similar steering >>>