• Apr 1, 2009
Victory can get boring after a while. The first couple of times Corvette Racing took the GT1 title in the American Le Mans Series, it must have been exciting. But after dominating the class every year since 2001, they're starting to look for a new fight, and the Porsches and Ferraris duking it out in GT2 must have started to look mighty tasty. Aching for a fight, Chevrolet's racing partner Pratt & Miller have started teasing what their latest challenger will look like, and it's pretty badass.

For 2009, the Corvette C6.R GT2 will take its cues from the new king of the roadgoing Corvette castle, the all-conquering ZR1. Don't expect a window into the race-engine compartment, but the design promises to look unmistakably like a track-bound version of the supercharged 'Vette flagship. Under the hood in 2009 will be a downsized 6.0-liter LS7 to meet the new ALMS regulations, to be replaced by a 5.5-liter race-tuned LS3 with 500 horsepower for 2010. The rendering above gives us a good idea of what the C6.R GT2 will look like, so F430 and 911 pilots had better get used to it.

[Source: BadBoyVettes via Jalopnik]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Corvette vs. GT-R in the GT2 section, epic.
      But Aston will race alone in the GT1 class?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ah, not quite. Right now, Ferrari is cleaning up in GT2, and the F450 is close to making its debut. I don't think Gt1 is affected in Europe. So Aston should be all business as usual.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did that render come out of the 1990's? I know they're cost cutting, but c'mon...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just hit the "render" button in CATIA, ALIAS, or most of the 3D Modeling programs

        It cost NOTHING...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Several cues look lifted right off the Ferrari 550 GT Maranello that Prodrive used in the FIA and ALMS way back in 2002. A dated look if you ask me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Corevettes look good all raced out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Corvette* gah...

        Autoblog...Editing option maybe, please?
      • 5 Years Ago
      tight car................. it will look way better once the real one is made
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it's weird to have a Corvette with an engine smaller than 5.7 liters. It just feels like that's the smallest it should go.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The hell with bankruptcy!

      Go get 'em, Chevy!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Can I be the first to call April fools on this? What with GM in the situation its in, and this rendering looks like it was created on a first gen iMac....
        • 5 Years Ago
        Any new (intel) mac can run any modern CAD software a PC can. Macs now can boot windoze, so you can play with CAD. Then, when you are done, boot back to beautiful OSX, and enjoy no viruses, trojans, malware, spyware, or M$ operating system deficiencies.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i predict the gt2 vettes will dominate the class and cant wait to see it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Only if Compuware or other Pratt & Miller sponsors kick in the $$$ that makes up for reduced (or missing?)GM $$$. (idea)
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