Mar 13 2008 admin News Comments Off on Pratt & Miller to Unveil Convertible Corvette C6RS Supercar at Sebring 12-Hour Race

Orders Being Taken for Ultimate Performance Corvette as Production Ramps Up SEBRING, Fla. – The first convertible version of the Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS supercar for the street will be on display at this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 11-race American Le Mans Series. The bright yellow C6RS that will be featured in the Corvette Corral at Sebring International Raceway belongs to Jim Miller, co-founder of Pratt & Miller Engineering. Orders are …

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Mar 10 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Takes on New Challenge in 2008

Team Continues to Develop New Technology for Transition to E85 Ethanol SEBRING, Fla. – From the early days of the marque when mechanical fuel injection and disc brakes were novelties to the advanced carbon fiber construction and sophisticated CFD aerodynamics of the 21st century, Corvette has long been a leader in developing and refining new technology. That process is continuing in 2008 as Chevrolet’s factory road racing team develops new components and materials for its transition to E85 ethanol racing …

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Feb 20 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Confirms 2008 Driver Lineup

Chevrolet’s championship-winning team returns for American Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans DETROIT – Corvette Racing’s roster of championship-winning drivers will return in 2008 to race the Chevrolet factory team’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in the 12-race American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen will drive the No. 3 Corvette C6.R, joined by Ron Fellows for three endurance races (Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans). …

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Jan 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Goes Green with E85 Ethanol Fuel in 2008 American Le Mans Series

Chevrolet Factory Team to Demonstrate Performance and Environmental Benefits of E85 Ethanol in 12-Race Series DETROIT – Corvette Racing is powered by E85 ethanol, a high-octane, renewable alternative fuel, in the 2008 American Le Mans Series. As part of the series’ “green racing” initiative, the most successful team in ALMS history is using a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline in the demanding arena of endurance road racing. After winning its seventh consecutive GT1 manufacturers and team …

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Dec 12 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Compete in 12-Race American Le Mans Series in 2008

Chevrolet Factory Team to Run Entire ALMS Schedule and 24 Hours of Le Mans DETROIT – Corvette Racing, the most successful team in the history of the American Le Mans Series, will compete in the GT1 class in all 12 events on the ALMS schedule in 2008. Chevrolet’s two-car factory road racing team will also return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in pursuit of a sixth GT1 title in the world’s most famous sports car race. “Corvette Racing …

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Oct 30 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Post-Season Accolades

Fellows Named Most Popular Driver, Gongla Wins GT1 Crew Chief of the Year Award MONTEREY, Calif. – The checkered flag at the conclusion of the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Oct. 21 marked the end of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season, but Chevrolet’s factory road racing team kept on winning. Two members of Corvette Racing received special recognition awards in post-season ceremonies: Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows was voted the Most Popular Driver …

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Oct 30 2007 admin News Comments Off on Pratt & Miller Engineering Introduces Corvette C6RS Supercar for the Street

Championship-Winning Race Team Develops the Ultimate Performance Corvette for the Highway NEW HUDSON, Mich. – Pratt & Miller Engineering has designed and developed a new limited edition Corvette C6RS that provides an exceptional level of performance and refinement for enthusiasts. Inspired by the Le Mans-winning Corvette C6.R race cars, the new Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS supercar combines advanced racing technology with everyday driveability. The first production Corvette C6RS will be available in April 2008. Powered by a Katech Performance …

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Oct 20 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Cap Season with Ninth GT1 Victory at Laguna Seca

Corvettes Fight to the Finish in ALMS Season Finale MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs waged a fierce battle in the season finale of the American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. When the four-hour race was finished, Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta stood on the top step of the victory podium in the GT1 class for a record-tying ninth time in 2007. The “two Ollies” drove their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a …

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Oct 19 2007 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Claims GT1 Pole in Laguna Seca ALMS Season Finale

Corvette Racing Sweeps Pit Stop Competition with One-Two Finish MONTEREY, Calif. – Jan Magnussen put the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT1 pole for Saturday’s four-hour season finale of the American Le Mans Series with a record-setting lap at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Magnussen eclipsed the 1:20.307 track record set in 2005 with a time of 1:19.304 (101.594 mph). Olivier Beretta also bettered the previous mark in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a qualifying lap at …

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Oct 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Spotlights “Jake” Mascot in ALMS Season Finale

Skull Icon Gets Star Billing at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – Conceived on a cocktail napkin and seen in winner’s circles from Long Beach to Le Mans, Corvette Racing’s skull mascot will have star billing at the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, Oct. 20. Affectionately known to the team and Corvette enthusiasts as Jake, the skull mascot will adorn the Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in full-body graphics for the four-hour season finale of …

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