Chevrolet Corvette Finishes 1-2 In Class In The Rolex 24 At Daytona

February 7th, 2021 by

The Chevrolet Corvette has ruled sports car racing for three generations.

The legendary Corvettes have taken on the challenge of a 24 hour race on multiple contents. In these endurance races, these cars are tested for not only speed and the track itself. They are tested for sustained performance day and night.

At the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Corvette C8.R finished 1-2 in the GTLM class. These Corvettes endured a full 24 hours of racing on a 3.65-mile converted tri-oval, switching through 12 turns, including the challenging interior road course. In fact, the Corvette is the defending IMSA WeatherTech Supercar champion in the GTLM class – a distinction that it has held four times since 2016.

In fact, Chevrolet had won a total of 12 championships across motorsports in 2020.

Also, did you know that a Corvette won Rolex 24 outright in 2001? That winning C5.R became the standard for which all Corvettes followed every year it took to Daytona’s challenging course.

For Chevrolet, the track is an extension of the engineering work we do for our vehicles. By switching the engine to behind the cabin instead of in front is a direct result of our track testing. This major development in the Corvette benchmarked overall driving dynamics and vehicular stability with this new mid-engine platform.

At every race, Chevrolet receives feedback on performance in these conditions. It also helps to take a spot on the podium – even the top two spots.

What we experience on the track translates into the Corvette you can purchase from us at Dieffenbach GM Superstore. Contact us to become an owner of one of the winning cars today!

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