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  • IMSA 2020 schedule

    Wrong info.
    Last edited by Plasboy; 08-08-2019, 03:22 PM. Reason: Wrong info
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    Interesting read.....


    It’s likely the C8.R will make its informal debut at the Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona in early January, assuming the car is ready, as that gives Chevrolet and longtime motorsports partner Pratt & Miller less than five months to prepare the all-new race car. Now that the C8 (Corvette, eighth generation) has broken cover, expect sightings on tracks to increase, and expect a flurry of testing at Florida tracks during the winter months, following the lead of the development of the similarly midengine Ford GT race car.

    The engine in the C8 street car remains a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V-8, but about 80 percent of the engine is all-new, including an innovative and unusual dry-sump oiling system located at the front of the engine. By eliminating any type of oil pan -- an option already on the C7 with the Z51 package, but with a more rudimentary execution – the crankshaft of the new engine is mounted very low, helping weight distribution and allowing for a near-completely enclosed undertray. How much of that will extend to the C8.R race car is likely up to IMSA and other sanctioning bodies. RELATED ARTICLE

    OFFICIAL: THE 2020 MIDENGINE CHEVROLET CORVETTE IS HERE
    Whether the new race car will run with the full 6.2 liters or use the 5.5-liter, E20-powered naturally-aspirated V8 that has been used for years, remains unclear. And while building an entirely new car is an undeniable challenge given the relatively tight time frame, that the midengine design -- which allows for optimum weight distribution -- would eventually migrate to the Corvette race car was just a matter of time. Said Tadge Juechter, chief engineer on the C8, “We were realizing that we were reaching the limits” of what the nose-heavy front-engine architecture could handle, especially compared to the midengine rivals like the Ford GT and the Ferrari 488 GTE.

    The C8.R will continue to race in the Michelin-shod (the C8s on display in Tustin, California, were riding on Michelin rubber) GT Le Mans category, which uses pro drivers and typically has factory sponsorship. At this weekend’s GT-only (meaning no Prototypes) IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix race at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, there are only eight GTLM entries -- two from Corvette, two Ford GTs, two BMW M8 GTEs and two Porsche 911 RSRs, since Ferrari, for one, has chosen not to contest the whole season

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    IMSA AT LIME ROCK: 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GTLM, GTD RACE WEEKEND
    With Ford pulling factory backing of the Ford GTs, the new C8.R is critically important to the IMSA GTLM class, especially since the car will be racing in the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans and looking for a class win, just as the new Ford GT accomplished on the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT’s dominance of the race 50 years earlier. While IMSA will certainly make sure the C8.R gets on track quickly with as little drama as possible, it will still have to the use the Balance of Performance alterations to the car to either speed it up or slow it down to level the playing field.
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    • #3
      Meldoon, thanks for al that C8.R info. Like you and so many, can’t wait for its debut. I am still thinking it will be at the Petit LeMans, but not more than a few show laps that weekend.
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      • #4
        IMSA rules are from June to next June so not sure how Corvette can change cars until then ?

        Here is IMSA rules for 2019-20 for GTLM class

        https://competitors.imsa.com/sites/d...e_06122019.pdf
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        • #5
          Thank you Teamzr1 even though those are not the rules we wanted to see. However, just like the Ford GT’s were given so many rules’ dispensation, and they “practiced” a long time in advance of really competing, maybe the Corvette team would be allow to race the C8.R starting in January but not have any of their points count until June 1st?
          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by John View Post
            Meldoon, thanks for al that C8.R info. Like you and so many, can’t wait for its debut. I am still thinking it will be at the Petit LeMans, but not more than a few show laps that weekend.
            Would be nice as I’ll be there, but as of Road America when fans ask anyone on the team about the C8R, they are met with blank stares as if to say what are you talking about, even though everyone knows it tested at Road America in August 2018.
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              • #8
                The C8R will be at Road Atlanta October 10th at noon. Display only can’t wait to see it in person.
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                • #9
                  It would not shock me at all if I see rolling photos being taken with it on track on Wednesday. This has been done many times n the past since Wednesday is just a test day.
                  The greatest sound in the world is a Rolls Royce Merlin over 100 inches.

                  1LT, Elkhart Lake Blue, Adrenaline red seats, Torch red seat belts, Z51, FE4, Bright red brake calipers, Bright Silver 5-open spoke wheels, chrome emblems

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