America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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Corvette C6.R
The Corvette C6.R made its racing debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 2005 and raced from 2005 to 2013, first in the ALMS GT1 Class and then in the GT Class. Based on the production Corvette Z06, the C6.R is powered by a 7.0-liter small block V8 engine. The C6.R won 39 GT1 races in ALMS with four championships from 2005 to 2008, with Johnny O’Connell, Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen all winning driver championships. The C6.R won the GT1 Class at Le Mans in 2006, 2007 and 2009. For 2009 the C6.R was converted to GT specs to compete in the GT Class, earning 12 wins from 2009–2013, including Le Mans in 2011 and championships in 2012 and 2013.

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