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Your Lottery Z06 Christmas Present

Tired of waiting and want a long shot to get your Z06? I have two friends who between them have won three new Corvettes. Is this your Christmas self-present? https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-coupe. Might you be the third friend who wins a Corvette lottery by buying just one ticket? Of course still going to be many months until you are driving it, but if you win a heck of lot cheaper than your/my other plan.
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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Fascinating New C8.R possibilities

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  • Fascinating New C8.R possibilities

    A dream would come true if this were to occur. Thank you very much cor123 for bringing this to our attention!

    Originally posted by GM Authority
    Mid Engine Corvette C8.R Could Fall Under Faster GTE Plus Regulations

    by Sam McEachern
    New regulations being discussed by OEMs could allow the forthcoming mid-engine Corvette C8.R race car to compete in the top class at Le Mans.

    Automakers, along with the FIA and the ACO, the organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are currently attempting to pen a new set of rules for the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with LMP1 waning in team and manufacturer support due to costs.

    So-called ‘hypercar’ regulations had previously been brought forth, which would replace the LMP1 class with production-based and purpose-built race cars with wild supercar-like looks. This rule set was unpopular with manufacturers, however, as it would still be similarly expensive to LMP1 and may result in slower machinery.

    Now the manufacturers have returned to a previous idea that had been levied: allowing upgraded versions of GTE cars to race in the top class in the WEC and at Le Mans. This rule set, unofficially dubbed ‘GTE Plus’, would give the current GTE cars an extra 200 horsepower, along with more downforce and other performance upgrades. This would enable the cars to achieve a sub-3m 30s lap time at Le Mans – which was the target the ACO had previously set for the new top class.

    For comparison’s sake, the GTE Pro class pole time for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans was a 3m 47.504s, while the LMP1 pole time was a 3m 17.270s.

    According to Sportscar 365, the “majority of the current GTE manufacturers are on board with the concept,” of GTE Plus, however they have not yet made an official proposal to the FIA or the ACO.

    It’s not clear if Chevrolet is among those who support GTE Plus. The automaker is currently developing a brand new mid-engine Corvette C8.R car to compete in the GTLM class in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship and GTE Pro class at Le Mans for 2020.

    Manufacturers with naturally aspirated engines have allegedly expressed concern over the GTE Plus regulations, which would allow for engine outputs of over 700 hp. Because it’s easier to make this much power with a forced induction engine, manufacturers with N/A motors, such as Porsche, may need to reengineer their cars quite a bit to meet GTE Plus regulations. The Corvette C8.R is believed to be turbocharged, based on a spy video that surfaced of it testing at Sebring.

    It’s not clear if the current GTE Pro and GTE Am classes would remain unchanged if the FIA and ACO were to give the green-light to the faster GTE Plus category. If they did, this would seemingly give Chevrolet a choice between racing the C8.R in GTE Pro or the new GTE-based top class.

    The new regulations for the top class are expected to be in-place for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans, so it seems as though Corvette Racing has some time to work with the FIA and ACO on a decision.

    Source: Sportscar365
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Cor123, you do so a wonderful job of keeping us updated on Corvette racing. Thank you very much.
    Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.