A couple of months after the 2020 Chevrolet C8.R Corvette was first unveiled to the world, the first race-ready example has hit the track with an eye-catching yellow livery.
The race car made its debut last October, but the car shown at the time wore a silver livery with splashes of yellow. That’s not the color setup everyone recognizes.
Now the C8.R adorned in the more traditional yellow livery has made an appearance. The number 3 car, set to be driven by Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia, was shown on Twitter by Taylor.
The C8.R uses a specific, 5.5-liter V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft and dual overhead cams. It delivers 500 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, numbers capped by the category’s regulations, and it’s not currently found in a street-legal car.
The silver number 4 car was previewed at the 2019 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October while the yellow number 3 car will likely make its formal debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, which is the opening race of the 2020 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.