This year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was a Corvette-heavy affair, to be certain. Corvette had a giant pavilion to show of its spanking new C7 Stingray along side examples of each of the other six past cars, and the 2014 'Vettes were also running demonstration laps on the track between events. Both seemed popular with the crowds in Monterey.

But the perhaps the most exciting Corvette of the day was the running of the C7.R racecar prototype with Tommy Milner at the wheel. Still in development, and wearing standard-issue camouflage for this demonstration, the Laguna lap nevertheless presented our best look yet at the upcoming racer. Carryover design from the standard C7 is clear even with the wrapper in place, but no one will mistake this as anything but a competition piece with that lofty wing out back.

Corvette hasn't given us any indication about the greasy bits yet, but rumors seem to indicate that the C7.R will run some version of the same 5.5-liter LS7 V8 that lives under the bonnet of the current C6.R GT2. We've also heard that the car will debut with a traditional yellow Corvette livery. Stay tuned for informative updates on the mechanicals as we have them.


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      graphikzking
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM - Why not create a true halo car? Make 20 examples of this for private owners / collectors / race drivers of PREVIOUS Z06 and ZR1 models. Have a race day, mechanics etc on site to teach them about the car and let them drive the balls off of their "C6R". Ferrari did this with the Enzo FXX and it's hugely successful for repeat business etc. This would even help them lower the price of the C6R for racing since they are making more of them to spread the cost around.
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
        C7R... sorry.. typing too quick and used to talking about the C6R.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
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      Jerry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good. This thing should continue the tradition of ass kicking.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      GT1 used to be the home of scooped, fendered winged monsters. The lower GT classes looked more like what you drove on the street. Then BMW and Ferrari started the trend toward crazy bodies again.
      JTS
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm kinda hoping they ditch the yellow color scheme though...
        Sir Duke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JTS
        ....and Mercedes should ditch silver, and Aston should ditch british racing green etc.
          Drakkon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Sir Duke
          Yellow is the Compuware color scheme. Not America's. As soon as Pratt & Miller gains a different sponsor, it could be anything. BRG is a national color, silver is a national color. Dark blue and white is America's national colors. This yellow is just a commercial.
        LOLO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JTS
        no yellow jake all day everyday. Its legendary. so no.
      cazpa1
      • 1 Year Ago
      That thing looks sweet covered in checkered camo. Judging by stingray I think thats the best its ever going to look.
      Richard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, the 991 race car had a few good months against the C6R....now it's back to Corvette dominance.....
      LOLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      I CANT WAIT
      citidriver
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those mirrors should be on the production car.
      Ron Faldik
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would look nice as a Z06
      Sir Duke
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm hoping that they are allowed to have Di now that it is on the production cars. No more whining from Porsche, because the DI C6-Rs were too fast.
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        @Sir Duke
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          Sir Duke
          • 1 Year Ago
          Rob - WRONG - Remember that epic duel at Laguna Seca? When Magnussen was chewing on the Flying Lizard's A$$, that ended with Magnussen being put into the wall just before the finish line? That C6R had DI. Porsche petitioned the governing body and the C6-R had to ditch it. It was just after the C6-R moved to GT2.
          Rotation
          • 1 Year Ago
          I heard they had it and I heard they didn't. I don't think Corvette racing ever cleared the matter up.
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      Randolph
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thinks Buffett is going to help Obama revive the American brand world wide, this is why he is buying up everything. I am going to help him. Don't have a lot, but what I do have is American Patriotism...
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Randolph
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      Randolph
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yup, bringing back the Trans Am should allow GM to focus the Vette on the race circuit, and the special order version of the vehicle. making the Trans Am the top of the line production sport car from GM. But, whatever GM decides for the health of the company the Trans Am and the Camarro can't be placed in the same class, that has been tried and it didn't work...
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