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General Motors still hasn't announced whether the factory GT1 Corvette C6Rs will be return to the American Le Mans Series in 2008, but there will be 'Vettes on the grid next year. Riley Technologies is building a pair of GT2 C6 Corvettes that will be run by Lou Gigliotti's team. GM has approved of the program, but they are not directly involved. They aren't the only new entrants in the GT2 class. Primetime Race Group will be preparing a customer Dodge Viper with factory support that is expected to debut at Sebring and Doran Racing is prepping a Ford GT. The GT2 class looks like it might the series to watch in 2008 with Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes, Vipers and a Ford GT.

[Source: American Le Mans Series]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Without Pratt & Miller these Corvettes will suck. Unless Pratt & Miller gets paid by GM to get involved, I will laugh as they will be hopeless compared to the Porsches and Ferraris.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm rooting for the GT's :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow..this is awesome news! Go Vettes!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is good news. I just got home from the Petit Le Mans and can attest there isn't much fun in watching just a few (or one as the case was by the end) cars race in a class.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So will they have to detune the ls7 to less than the stock 505 hp, or will they be using something more like the ls3? Isn't gt2 about 450 hp right?

      Will be interesting thats for sure. Go GM!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally!!! I've been wating for this for so long.

      Ever since the GT1 and Prototype classes have been dead from the lack of competition, GT1 is where the action has been.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They better have a Gulf painted Ford GT.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In an interview later in the race today, Scott Atherton (IMSA President) said that it was undetermined what will happen to GT1 next year. They were not looking to merge it with GT2, they instead were trying to get additional first-class competitors to join in with the Corvettes.

      They said it is very difficult, but they did have 2-3 leads right now.

      I do miss the old GT1 with Vipers, Saleens and the Prodrive 550 Maranellos.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What I really want to see is ORECA get behind the Vipers again & dominate GT1 just like they used to.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you read the article on the ALMS site, it says that the GT2 Vettes will be running 430 horsepower LS3-based engines. I'll probably still be sticking with the Risi Competizione Ferraris in GT2 next year, off-track drama aside. There's a good chance I'll also be attending the Utah race again in May (I've been to both of the first two, and they have a really nice track there.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Technically, what's the difference between GT1 and GT2 (this is not a rhetorical question, btw) ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      it's about time Chevy.
      My guess is that they will be beated by the Porsche's and the Ferrari's. Will be very interesting to watch.
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