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  • [PIC] First Look at the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Wearing a Pace Car Livery

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    Crossposted from CorvetteBlogger.com:

    The COVID shutdowns have forced a lot of rescheduling for racing across the country including one of our favorites, the Indianapolis 500. I was thinking for sure that would be the venue where we would see our first C8 Corvette in pace car livery, but after the “greatest spectacle in racing” moved their dates to August 23rd, we were unsure when a Corvette Pace Car might be debuted.

    This weekend, IMSA will be at Road America which has long featured Chevrolet as a track partner. Chevrolet offers vehicles and other support to the historic track in return for signage across the “Corvette Bridge” and other considerations. And today we learned that this weekend’s races will indeed by paced by a pair of new 2020 Corvettes with the track’s livery decorating the cars.

    This photo of the two Road America Corvette Pace cars shows the C8 Corvettes in Arctic White with a custom black racing stripe and what we are assuming to be the visible carbon fiber roofs. Each is outfitted with the High Wing and the 5VM Aero Kits and that’s where we see some of the customizations for the racing livery. On the front splitter, the winglets on the side are painted in red and it looks to have the “Zora Head” sticker on each. Down on the rocker panel, we see the graphic outline of the C8 and then a Stingray graphic is on the crease just behind the side intakes. The doors share the Road America logo with the rocker panel under it containing the words “Official Pace Car.”

    We still think the C8 Corvette will be featured at Indianapolis, but it’s great to see them in action where they will be leading a pair of C8.Rs just a few rows back. You can catch the mid-engine C8 Corvette pace cars in action Sunday afternoon beginning at 12:00 noon ET on NBC.
    Senior Editor and Founder of CorvetteBlogger.com. I drive my dad's 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and the National Corvette Museum is my personal Graceland.

  • #2
    They look great. Might they have a flat plane crank Z06 motor in them? Sadly not.
    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 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      You had me there.... for a moment!

      Kelly
      2021 HTC - Z51 - 3LT - FE4 (MagRide) - E60 (Front Lift) - EFY (Body Colored Accents) - Expected Delivery March '21

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      • #4
        Red Mist as the secondary color on these cars??

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        • #5
          IMSA cars are cool...........I have this car didn't know they would create a C8
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          C8 ZR1/ZORA

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          • #6
            Sure is a nice high wing spoiler on them.....hmmmmmph! 😁😁
            Blade Silver, Z51 black/red two tone seats, 3LT, Black trident wheels, hopefully a black high wing spoiler, red engine cover, front lift, Lighted sill plates, currently at 3300 TPW August 17th as of July 31st.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by brAnd7onX View Post
              Red Mist as the secondary color on these cars??
              Hmmmmm.... that red on the mirrors does look a little lighter in color than LBR.... you don't suppose?

              Kelly
              2021 HTC - Z51 - 3LT - FE4 (MagRide) - E60 (Front Lift) - EFY (Body Colored Accents) - Expected Delivery March '21

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kdlp View Post

                Hmmmmm.... that red on the mirrors does look a little lighter in color than LBR.... you don't suppose?

                Kelly
                That definitely looks similar to some of the Red Mist renderings... Let's hope so.

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                • #9
                  There were 2 blue pace cars at Road America for the Indycar races last month. The livery was the same (or very close) to the picture above.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AllIn767 View Post
                    Sure is a nice high wing spoiler on them.....hmmmmmph! 😁😁
                    Isn't it tho?
                    Rapid Blue 3LT, HTO Tension Blue, Z51, 5ZZ, E60, ZZ3, ZYC, FE4, J6N, FA5, Q8Q, SHW, VJR, C2Q, R8C

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