See And Hear Testing Of The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R At Sebring

V8 fans, rejoice! The 2024 racing season is still far away, but when it does arrive, Chevrolet will be bringing its newest Corvette Z06 to the track. As a preview of what’s to come, the video above was shared by Corvette Bloggers offers the sights and sounds of three very different V8-powered Chevy race cars – including the 2024 Z06 GT3.R.

Of course, the Z06 GT3.R race car is no longer a secret. It was unveiled in late 2021, not long after the Z06’s official road debut. The image shows a low-riding racer with a large rear wing, more winglets up front, and a simple (if generic) livery with a haunted American flag on the doors. It’s generic because, for the first time, Chevrolet is offering a Corvette race car to nearly anyone who wants one.

That said, the Z06 GT3.R shown here isn’t generic. It’s slated for IMSA action with the official Corvette Racing team, though development testing and shakedowns are still ongoing. This particular car sports a different rear wing, but the other details are atypical. That’s partly due to its camouflage dressing, but also due to the Z06 GT3.R’s speed dividing corners. Chevy hasn’t revealed any mechanical differences between the road and race versions, but we do know the actual 5.5-liter V8 will be detuned for the race car to comply with class regulations.

Chevrolet made the official announcement back in October, announcing its intention to race the Z06 GT3.R in 2024. That likely means the 2024 Rolex 24 debuts at Daytona, and it may not be the only Z06 on the track. Based on Corvette Bloggers10 customer race cars could be delivered later in 2023 for the 2024 racing season. Another 10 could follow in 2025.

As for the other cars in the video, you should know the Corvette C8.R all too well by now. It’s going to race next year, and that black Camaro from Garage 56 is headed to Le Mans.

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