Corvette Racing came to a lull when GM decided to cancel production on a Corvette-based prototype… the C7R LMP1.
The vehicle was expected to be apart of the LeMans “Evo” class, a combination of both the GT1 and LMP1 classes. Competition for this class would have included the Porsches, Ferraris, BMWs, Aston Martins, etc. However, plans for such Evo class were cancelled due to cost constraints and LMP1 teams failing to comply.
Vehicle models of the C7R LMP1 can be found on display within the Pratt & Miller facility in New Hudson, MI. We are only left now to dream about Corvette having had the opportunity destroy the competition at LeMans.
GM road-racing boss, Steve Wesoloski, comments on the lost Evo class. "I’m not giving up," Wesoloski said. "Overall [race] wins are still my target." He continues to inform that Le Mans organizations are working with GM, Porsche, Aston Martin and Ferrari to produce a class that allows all four companies to compete.
Will GM agree to take part? Will they have the ability to deliver a new racing Corvette? Stay posted.
[ AutoWeek ]