Chevrolet has dominated the GT1 class for the past ten years with the C5 and now C6R, and thanks to the new regulations put in place by the FIA for GT racers around the world, the bow-tie team has decided to restructure their racing program in order to compete on the racetrack with the same cars that the Corvette competes with in dealerships.
Like the C6RS, the future Corvette C6.R GT2 is being developed by Pratt & Miller and will compete in the second half of the American Le Mans Series against models like the Dodge Viper, Ford GT, Ferrari F-430 and Porsche GT3 racecars.
The GT2 C6.R will loose the widebody skin in favor of a sleeker Corvette ZR1 inspired shape with widened fender flares. The racecar will also feature a smaller rear spoiler and unique side exit exhaust system.
Under the hood will be a 5.5 Liter racing version of the LS3 small block engine tuned to around 500 HP.