New Grand-Am racer makes it debut in a test-run at the Daytona International Speedway today.

Chevrolet has introduced the new 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype racer.

The Corvette Daytona will debut today in a Grand-Am test at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.

Says GM Racing director, Mark Kent:

"The 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype was developed by a multi-faceted effort involving Chevrolet, Corvette Designers, Pratt & Miller and GRAND-AM. Chevrolet also worked closely with chassis builders Riley, Coyote and Dallara. The IMSA GTP Corvette Prototype campaigned by Hendrick Motorsports in the '80s was the inspiration for this new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype. And, like the GTP Corvettes, the new Corvette Daytona Prototype contains numerous styling cues from the street version of the Chevrolet Corvette."

Technical specs were not made available but the 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype will make its competitive debut in the 50th anniversary of the GRAND-AM Road Racing Series Rolex 24 which takes place at Daytona from January 26-29, 2012.

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