America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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Corvette Challenge
When the Corvette C4 premiered, the optional Z51 performance handling package was offered as well, making the C4 so dominant in SCCA Showroom Stock GT racing that it was banned after the 1987 season. The Corvette also dominated the Playboy and then Escort Endurance Championship from 1985–87, winning 29 of 29 races during that time. Following the SCCA, the Corvette Challenge series was created for identically-equipped production Corvettes, optimized for racing. Top-level racers were recruited, but the series only lasted two seasons because Chevrolet redirected its high-performance focus to launching the ZR-1 for 1990.

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