C8.R Corvette Debut at Corvette Convertible Reveal

Subscribe to Vette Vues Magazine - The Corvette Enthusiast's Magazine - Subscribe Now!

New C8.R Corvette race car will debut in both silver and yellow at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020

Press Release: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible and Chevrolet's first mid-engine GTLM race car - the Corvette C8.R - are unveiled Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Corvette Stingray convertible is the first hardtop and mid-engine convertible in Corvette history. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. (Photo by Preston Mack for Chevrolet)
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible and Chevrolet’s first mid-engine GTLM race car – the Corvette C8.R – are unveiled Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Corvette Stingray convertible is the first hardtop and mid-engine convertible in Corvette history. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. (Photo by Preston Mack for Chevrolet)
Team Corvette Race Driver Tommy Milner unveils Chevrolet's first mid-engine GTLM race car - the Corvette C8.R - Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)
Team Corvette Race Driver Tommy Milner unveils Chevrolet’s first mid-engine GTLM race car – the Corvette C8.R – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

Check out the C8.R Reveal Press Release

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —  More than 60 years of racing heritage helped set the stage for the most important debut in Corvette’s racing history tonight, as Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car – the Corvette C8.R – made its surprise debut alongside the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible at the Kennedy Space Center. The C8.R and Corvette Stingray represent a true technology transfer, taking lessons from the street straight to the track and vice versa.  

See the C8.R in action…

“The C8.R is much more than just a race-tuned version of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. It’s a culmination of many years of testing and development between GM Design, Propulsion, Engineering and the Corvette Racing team,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “The collaboration between these teams has allowed us to take these vehicles’ performance to the next level, both on the street and the track.”

With its tremendous success on the track over the last 20 years, Corvette Racing has helped push the development, performance, and popularity of Corvette’s top-line performance cars on race tracks across the world.

Since 1999, Corvette Racing has won 107 races – the most of any professional sports car team in North America – including 13 Team championships and 12 Driver and Manufacturer titles. In 2015, Corvette Racing became the first sports car team in 15 years to win the endurance racing’s Triple Crown – victories at Rolex 24 at Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans – in the same season.

Chevrolet's first mid-engine GTLM race car - the Corvette C8.R - makes a surprise debut Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)
Chevrolet’s first mid-engine GTLM race car – the Corvette C8.R – makes a surprise debut Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)
Chevrolet's first mid-engine GTLM race car - the Corvette C8.R - makes a surprise debut Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. (Photo by Preston Mack for Chevrolet)
Chevrolet’s first mid-engine GTLM race car – the Corvette C8.R – makes a surprise debut Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020. The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. (Photo by Preston Mack for Chevrolet)

C8.R Color Scheme

The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. This car also features yellow accents.

Complementing the No. 4 vehicle is the No. 3 car which will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents that continues the lineage of the successful GTLM racing Corvettes of the past 20 years.

C8.R Racing Debut

The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020.

The Corvette C8.R is Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car. The No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts. The No. 3 car will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents.
The Corvette C8.R is Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car. The No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts. The No. 3 car will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents.
The Corvette C8.R is Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car. The No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts. The No. 3 car will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents.
The Corvette C8.R is Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car. The No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts. The No. 3 car will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents.
The Corvette C8.R is Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car. The No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts. The No. 3 car will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents.

C8 Corvette Mid-Engine Convertible Revealed


Check out our most recent Corvette Racing Blog posts.

At Vette Vues Magazine we enjoy not only the Corvette but also its history. In this blog post, we look at the Reveal of the C7.R Corvette.

Chevrolet Introduces 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition

CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: HISTORIC 1-2 FINISH FOR CORVETTE C7.R AT ROLEX 24

Are you looking for a Corvette Club near you? Check out our Corvette Club Directories and also our Corvette Event Calendar.

If you have not seen Vette Vues Magazine before you can see what our subscribers are enjoying each month in our Issue Preview.

You might also want to check out our Corvette Classified Ads:

Corvette Literature, Models, Memorabilia and Miscellaneous for Sale and Wanted

Corvette Parts for Sale & Wanted

Corvettes for Sale & Wanted

Call Now ButtonCALL NOW