Chevrolet Corvette Daytona racecar (2012)

  
CARBARN | Chevrolet Corvette Daytona racecar (2012) | Chevrolet unveiled the 2012 Chevy Corvette Daytona Prototype at Daytona International Speedway today. The Corvette Daytona Prototype will the make its competitive debut in the 50th anniversary of the GRAND-AM Road Racing Series Rolex 24 at Daytona from January 26-29, 2012. "Racing and performance are the founding principles of the Chevrolet, and Bringing the Corvette Daytona Prototype to GRAND-AM is a tremendous opportunity," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. The design of this race car incorporates iconic Corvette styling cues and will be Immediately Recognized by sports car enthusiasts and fans of GRAND-AM Road Racing," Campbell said The new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype will Participate in a GRAND-AM test at Daytona International Speedway on Wednesday, nov.


Four teams will campaign the Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype in 2012: No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing; No. 10 SunTrust Racing; No. 99 GAINSCO / Bob Stallings Racing, and the Nos. 5 and 9 Action Express Racing teams. "The 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype was developed by a multi-faceted effort involving Chevrolet, Corvette Designers, Pratt & Miller and GRAND-AM.


"The Corvette IMSA GTP Prototype campaigned by Hendrick Motorsports in the '80s was the inspiration for this new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype. And, like the GTP Corvettes, the new Daytona Prototype Corvette styling cues Numerous contains from the street version of the Chevrolet Corvette. " Corvette has a storied history of racing-related feats in Daytona. When Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959, Arkus-Duntov turned the fastest laps - 155 miles per hour - in a Corvette SS.


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