Compared to the outgoing C7.R, the new C8.R has improved aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, and weight distribution, as well as a stiffer and lighter chassis structure. A centrally mounted radiator replaces the production Corvette’s front storage compartment and ultra-bright racing headlights were fitted where the radiators are located on the production car. According to Chevrolet, the C8.R shares over 100 components with the road-going 2020 Corvette Stingray.
As a homage to iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer, the no. 4 C8.R race car features a new silver livery with yellow accents, while the No. 3 race car is finished in Chevrolet’s signature racing yellow color scheme with silver accents. The new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R will make its racing debut at Daytona on January 25, 2020.