2024 Corvette Z06 GT3.R, NASCAR ‘Storage 56’ Le Mans racer take to the observe

A trio of Chevrolet race automobiles have been just lately caught testing at Sebring Worldwide Raceway in a video posted to YouTube by Corvette Blogger.

Within the video, the quantity 3 Corvette C8.R, which completed third within the 2022 IMSA GTD Professional championship, shares the observe with the brand new 2024 Corvette Z06 GT3.R. Additionally showing: the NASCAR Cup Sequence Camaro that Hendrick Motorsports is making ready for subsequent 12 months’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R race car

2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R race automotive

Based mostly on the C8 Corvette Z06 street automotive, the Z06 GT3.R will exchange the C8.R in IMSA competitors beginning with the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and be accessible to buyer groups. The change is the results of a guidelines reshuffling by IMSA to deal with flagging curiosity within the GTLM class the C8.R was designed for. IMSA is now utilizing the globally widespread GT3 class as the idea for its high class of production-based racers, forcing Chevy to change to the GT3.R.

The Z06 GT3.R is predicted to make use of a model of the naturally aspirated, flat-plane crank LT6 5.5-liter V-8 from the Z06 street automotive, which additionally has many similarities to the C8.R engine, and can typically be nearer to the road-going Corvette than the C8.R, which was designed for the extra liberal GTLM guidelines. 

The opposite new race automotive proven within the video is Hendrick Motorsports’ NASCAR Le Mans racer. Primarily a modified model of the Subsequent Gen race automotive launched for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Sequence season, it is slated to race at Le Mans in 2023 within the particular “Storage 56” slot. Reserved for one automotive not conforming to the usual Le Mans guidelines on high of the conventional 55-car area, up to now it has been used as a expertise showcase, with automobiles just like the Nissan ZEOD RC hybrid racing as Storage 56 entries.

Hendrick hasn’t introduced a driver lineup, however Jimmie Johnson, who received a record-tying seven championships with the group, has postponed his retirement, and has stated racing within the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a risk. Johnson, who switched from NASCAR to IndyCar after the 2020 season, introduced his retirement from full-time racing in September, however in November stated he would return to NASCAR on a restricted scheduled for 2023 as a driver and part-owner of Petty GMS.