On Tuesday, Chevrolet unveiled a prototype Corvette; it is not the C7, but it is the Daytona Prototype destined to race in the Grand-Am Road Racing series, starting off at Daytona on January 26-29, 2012, though the car also participated in a GRAND-AM test at Daytona on November 16.
Four teams will be running the Daytona Prototype next year: No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing; No. 10 SunTrust Racing; No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, and the Nos. 5 and 9 Action Express Racing teams.
The car is a collaboration of the following: Chevrolet, Corvette Designers, Pratt & Miller and GRAND-AM.
“Racing and performance are the founding principles of Chevrolet, and bringing the Corvette Daytona Prototype to GRAND-AM is a tremendous opportunity,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The opportunity for innovation is what makes the Daytona Prototype Class such a good fit for Chevrolet.
Note: This has nothing to do with the next-generation Corvette.
– By: Sawyer Sutton