GM Completes Initial Shakedown of the C8 Corvette Z06 GT3R

GM Completes Initial Shakedown of the C8 Corvette Z06 GT3.R

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We received word earlier this week from one of our readers that his 2023 Corvette Z06 has already been built.

Now comes even more good news, this time from Sportscar365 reporting that the 2024 Z06 GT3.R completed its first shakedown Tuesday at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan.

An undisclosed Corvette Racing factory driver was behind the wheel to put the first miles on the Pratt & Miller-built GT3 car that will reportedly be undergoing its first track test as early as next week.

The GT3.R is based on the Z06 production car. Like both it and the C8.R, the GT3.R will feature the same 5.5-liter double overhead cam LT6 V8 flat-plane crank engine.

The current C8.R GTD will give way to the GT3.R in 2024 when Chevy is expected to field two factory cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD Pro class.

For the first time, Chevy will also offer a “turn-key, customer-focused” Corvette for GT3 worldwide competition, with GM reporting a lot of interest already as it works on final support packages and plans for each region.




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