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Chevrolet C7.R to debut at Rolex 24

Snapshot: Chevrolet Corvette C7.R will make its racing debut at the Rolex 24 race series in Daytona and will be unveiled alongside the Z06

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Word is finally out on the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, the full-on racing version of the Corvette C7. The American auto major has now made clear its plans to introduce the Corvette C7.R at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. 

The C7.R will be making its racing debut at the Rolex 24 in Daytona which takes place in January and will be unveiled along with the Corvette Z06, possibly indicating at synergies shared between racing and road going Corvettes. The car replaces the C6.R which made its debut at the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race at the American Le Mans Series.     

The company hasn't yet spoken much about the model but did mention that the C7.R was co-developed with the Corvette Z06 representing the "closest connection between the racing and road-going Corvettes in modern times."

According to Jim Campbell, GM’s U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, “We had an amazing year in 2013, winning more championships in professional motorsport than any other manufacturer. Our success was the direct result of considerable preparation, strategy, teamwork and great drive from our teams, drivers, and partners in open wheel, stock car, and sports car racing. We are looking forward to continuing that momentum for 2014.”

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