Corvette Racing will surely dominate the GTS and GT1 categories once again with the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R. This new model will take the place of the GT1 Corvettes which were retired on June 14, 2009 after Corvette Racing raced to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R is essentially a comprehensive redesign of the GT1 model. Instead of the steel frame of the GT1 Corvette, the newer version’s foundation is the hydroformed aluminum frame found on the production ZR1. The 2009 C6.R also borrows the ZR1’s production-based fenders with wheel flares. Aside from these changes, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R’s diffuser is a fence- and strake-less flat panel, and its rear wing width has been reduced by 25 percent. The new 2-door coupe race car also has steel brake rotors instead of carbon discs and features aluminum wheels instead of magnesium. The 2009 C6.R has also taken a page from the street Corvette’s book as the former has an adjustable steering column and steering rack.