The last time a Corvette raced in the Super GT no one knew who Justin Bieber was and Jersey Shore was just a geographical location. Yes, it was back in 2008 and A&S Racing was putting the Corvette C06 to the test. Now, after three years, the Corvette will once again enter one of the greatest Japanese competitions. RUNUP Sports has announced their full season participation plan for the GT300 with a Corvette Z06R GT3. The car will be driven by Masahiro Matsunaga, Kazuyoshi Okamura, and Atsushi Tanaka, with car maintenance during the season provided by Tomei sports.
The sports team has yet to announce any official details on the car, but the pictures look extremely promising. Well, as promising as pictures can look when dealing with the amount of power for a racer. The exterior and interior only underwent minor modifications such as installing that huge rear wing and the added roll cage for proper protection during the race. All in all, the car was changed up to be more aerodynamic and win some competitions! That’s all we have as of now, so good luck guys!
UPDATE 03/03/2011: Like unwrapping a present at Christmas, the Corvette GT3 arrived at the DHL compound at the Narita airport ready to get down to business. Thankfully, a tipster was there to take a few photos of the race car. Check out the photos in the gallery provided!
We also heard that the car will be doing its first shake down next week. We’ll keep you posted!
UPDATE 04/18/2011: We promised an update and so here we are with more pictures of the Corvette Z06R GT3. This time, they were taken at Fuji Speedway after the vehicle’s first testing since the earthquake. Enjoy!
Thanks for the tip, Tony!