Chevrolet has released a new promotional video which highlights the technology transfer between the Corvette C7.R and the Corvette Z06.
In the clip, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter says "This C7.R race car was developed concurrently with the Corvette Z06. We have completely broken walls between the production car's team and the race team, and you can see that technology transfer in everything about the car." Juechter goes on to highlight the similarities between the aerodynamics, materials and tires used on both models.
As a refresher, the $78,995 Corvette Z06 has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 650 bhp (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. It enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.95 seconds when equipped with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.