NEW GT2 CORVETTE C6.R BREAKS COVER

Corvette Racing’s next-generation C6.R will make its racing debut August 6-8, 2009 in the American Le Mans Series event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The next-generation C6.R, which will race in the GT2 category, is based on the Corvette ZR1 supercar. The updated C6.R utilizes the ZR1’s body design, aerodynamic package, aluminum frame and chassis structure, steering system, windshield, and other components. C6.R #3 will be driven by Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia. C6.R #4 will be driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Marcel Fassler.

NEW GT2 CORVETTE C6.R

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BEHIND THE SCENES IN BONNEVILLE

See what happened behind the scenes during mom turned Internet Corvette adventurer Becky Anderson’s (a.k.a. Vette Girl) quest to break the 200 mph barrier for the first time.

JIMMIE JOHNSON/JEFF GORDON TAKE ZR1 MUSEUM DELIVERY

Several weeks before Jimmie Johnson won his third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, he and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon took delivery of their new Corvette ZR1s at the National Corvette Museum. See what they have to say about their sensational new rides.

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE…

The 2009 Corvette ZR1 takes the phrase “burning rubber” to the extreme. Check out this Jalopnik clip of the ZR1 leaving behind a trail of smoke as it tears down the track at Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan.

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BLISTERING LAP ON THE “RING”

Get ready to rip. We’re goin’ for another ride in a ZR1, this time for a lap around the 14-mile plus Nordschleife course at the world-famous Nürburgring near Cologne, Germany — the toughest racetrack in the world. Your driver is Corvette development engineer Jim Mero. Your lap time is an amazing 7:26.4, an unofficial track record for a production two-seat car. Better cinch down those belts again. Tight.

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