Thursday, October 12, 2023

2024 Z06 GT3.R Era Begins

The new Corvette Z06 GT3.R racing program is taking shape for 2024.   Here's what we know so far:

  • Pratt Miller will field #3 and #4 cars in IMSA's GTD-Pro class beginning at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The drivers will be Garcia, Milner, Nicky Catsburg, and Alexander Sims
  • Canadian AWA team led by Andrew Wojteczko will campaign in the IMSA GTD class with technical support from Pratt Miller.
  • British TF Sport announced a switch from Aston Martin to Corvette machinery in 2024, running a pair of Z06 GT3.Rs in the LMGT3 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
  • DXDT Racing plans to have two Corvette Z06 GT3.R race cars for part of the 2024 GT World Challenge America season

Ominous Motorsports has compiled the most complete database of Corvette racing statistics, covering 526 starts to-date, spanning 25 years of competition in IMSA/FIA WEC/ALMS including 127 victories and 317 podium finishes.  The factory-backed C8-R platform completes its fourth season, accumulating 21 victories this far including the 2023 class victory at Lemans.

Since 1956, Corvettes have achieved an amazing 16 class victories at LeMans, 9 victories at Daytona (including 1 overall win in 2001), and 22 victories at Sebring.   The C5-R still ranks as the most dominant era for Corvette Racing, winning 55 times in 105 starts (64% rate) from 1999 to 2004.


C8 ZR1 Testing at Nurburgring

 The clearest shots yet of the upcoming ZR1 were snagged by   Speculation abounds regarding specifications of the LT7 engine.   Turbo-charged variant of the Z06's flat-plane crank LT6, or something quite different??   Regardless we are impressed with the new wing and aero changes.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Triple Your Money


Will the C8.R IMSA Championship Edition be the most collectible C8?    Time will tell, but they might be the best investment at present.   A Hypersonic Gray C8.R edition, stickering for $125k new, sold at 2022 Barrett-Jackson for $330K.   An impressive return on a new in wrapper C8.

Monday, March 9, 2020

C8 Dealer Deliveries Begin

The C8 era has officially begun, as dealer deliveries began last week. 

Ride along the C8 hustling around Spring Mountain.

Our attention now turns to the C8 Z06!  We expect the next Z06 will use a naturally aspirated version of the flat-plane crank engine powering the C8-R. and supposedly will rev to 8600 rpm and deliver in excess of 600 horsepower,  This engine will help the Z06 return to its roots as a lightweight, naturally aspirated, high-revving, rear-drive, track-focused car. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018


On February 12, 2018 THE EXORCIST ZL1 ran a top speed of 217 mph to become the world's fastest Gen6 Camaro.

Saturday, February 10, 2018


The 2019 Corvette ZR1 set a production-car lap record on the 4.1-mile Grand Course West at Virginia International Raceway with a time of 2:37.25.


“The Corvette ZR1’s lap record at VIR, arguably America’s most challenging road course, is a testament to its supercar status,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “On the racetrack, the ZR1 can compete with any supercar — at any price.”