Hell Yeah, Chevy’s New 2020 Corvette C8.R Is Terrifyingly Loud!

If you thought the 6.2-liter V8 powering the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was impressive, just wait until you hear the new C8.R in action.

Unexpectedly unveiled alongside the new Corvette Convertible at Kennedy Space Center this week, the new C8.R will make its racing debut at the Rolex 24 endurance race in January next year. Chevrolet has yet to announce powertrain specifications although we’re sure that after watching the videos below, you’ll agree that there is something special going on behind the skin.

It is reported that the Corvette C8.R is likely powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 engine displacing 5.5-liters and featuring a flat-plane crank. This would explain why the engine revs up extraordinarily fast and has more of a howl to it than the burble of the road car. There’s no doubt that a racing exhaust system that doesn’t feature catalytic converters helps with this incredible symphony.

Also Read: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R To Battle It Out With European Racers

The Corvette has enjoyed a long and extremely successful racing career up until this point. In fact, Corvette Racing has claimed 107 race victories since 1999 and won 13 team championships, 12 driver titles, and 12 manufacturer titles across various racing series’.

Only one Corvette C8.R has been revealed so far. It is painted in a silver livery with yellow accents and takes inspiration from concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer.

Complementing the car’s bespoke racing powertrain are a host of new aerodynamic parts that will allow it to rival other racers like the Porsche 911 RSR and BMW M6 GTE.

 

  • john1168

    Freakin awesome! Can’t wait to see this thing on the track!

  • B.Stokes

    That doesn’t sound like a pushrod 🙂

  • Hey Jim, where is The Abyss?

    There really is something special about the C8. Love the C5 and C6, had no interest in the C7, and now the C8 completely restores my mania for Corvettes.

  • SteersUright

    Now THAT is a true Ferrari rival. Should come out with a street version that looks and sounds exactly like this. A C8 Stradale.

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