Fresh from the fifth – and our personal favorite – episode of Chevrolet’s Corvette Track to Street series, Corvette’s back with the sixth installment of what’s becoming one of our favorite mini-series in recent times.

For this episode, preparations for the Le Mans race are in full swing, including a historic lap that featured 50 Corvettes as well as the team’s highly-successful qualifying run, which resulted in the team starting the race in the front row of the race for the GT2 class.

Despite the successful qualifying performance, the result wasn’t what the team expected as a series of unfortunate events caught up with the team and beset them with a myriad of mechanical problems that caused both cars to retire from the race.

Nevertheless, while the result wasn’t what the team was looking for heading into the weekend, it does give them, as well as all of us, a look at the unpredictable world of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the road Corvette has taken and will continue to take as the season continues.

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Source: Chevrolet

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9 comments:

  (830) posted on 10.15.2010

That’s correct. The 5.5L is not from Katech. If I recall correctly, neither was the engine (6.0L?) that was used in the second half of 2009 in the GT2 C6.R.

  (340) posted on 10.12.2010

It is my understanding that Corvette did not use Katech engines this time around?

  (798) posted on 09.9.2010

agree on that, sorry team corvette, better luck next time..

  (939) posted on 07.23.2010

Just saw Episode 5 and It’s really great.

  (247) posted on 07.21.2010

That’s correct. The 5.5L is not from Katech. If I recall correctly, neither was the engine (6.0L?) that was used in the second half of 2009 in the GT2 C6.R.

  (647) posted on 07.20.2010

For this episode they will cover the team’s experiences at this year’s race. This is really a must-watch scene. I hope they could outweigh the audience’s expectation from the latter episode.

  (806) posted on 07.20.2010

The facts are incorrect... Both Corvettes had ENGINE FAILURE. #82 Lead Risi Ferrari had Transmission Failure and the Krohn/Risi Ferrari had ENGINE FAILURE.

  (708) posted on 07.19.2010

Just what I expect, some high drama does occur! Well, Good thing Corvette squad does an admirable job of dealing with the various crises thrown their way.

  (515) posted on 07.18.2010

I agree, that was a bad luck to the team corvette. first they got a mechanical problem, second they had an accident during pit stop.

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