With the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018 fast approaching, Corvette Racing have released the first images of the #64 Corvette C7.R. The striking silver-based car will take to the track later this month for the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Behind the wheel of the Corvette will be works drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.
The new silver livery comes in honour of the Chevrolet Redline production vehicles, being launched in China.
The team have chosen to partake in this race to mark the end of their 20th year of competitive racing, take part in their first Asian race and help promote the Redline series to the Chinese market.
This is the first time Corvette have been on the starting grid of a WEC event since the 2014 6 Hours of COTA (excluding the 24 Hours of Le Mans).
The Redline livery produces a silver car with black and red accents. Predominant features include a red front bumper, black wheel hubs and red definition lines running the length of the vehicle. The Corvette Racing logo also gets a special edition paint job, standing out in red on this new livery.
“I’ve driven three generations of Corvette – C5-R, C6.R and C7.R – all in yellow. To see it now in the Redline livery is fantastic,” Gavin said to Sportscar 365 upon the launch of the new livery . “It’s cool, it’s new and it’s sharp. Certainly looking out over the hood for the first time when it’s silver and not yellow is something to get used to.”
Shanhai teammate, Milner, continued: “It looks great. It still has the heritage and passion of a Corvette, for sure. The styling cues are really important in defining the Redline livery.
“It’s a really sporty look. I think we’re both excited to drive a Corvette in something other than yellow!”