Published on 07 Aug 2009 by Alison
The Corvette C6R GT2 has been released with this gallery set showing the yellow and black livery has been maintained. The GT2 is replacing the GT1 and will compete with the Ferrari 430 and Porsche 997 in racing events. The drivers for Corvette Racing are: Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Marcel Fassler.
The new GT2 is based on the Corvette Z06 with some features from the ZR1. This is to move it closer to the market for fans to purchase, with an alluminium production series chassis and steel, not carbon, brakes. While based on the GT1 seven-litre engine, the GT2 has a reduced engine capacity to six litres to use at the beginning of the championship, to be substituted then by a V8 5.5-litre unit. It will soon be introduced on GM group cars and will be manufactured by General Motors Performance together with the LS9 from the Corvette ZR1.