This year, the all new Corvette C8.R had an incredibly successful racing season building upon what the previous generation’s Corvette C7.R race cars accomplished throughout their racing career.
Now, one of those Corvette C7.Rs is currently up sale!
Built in late 2013, chassis #003 – s/n C7RGT-003 is for sale at Fantasy Junction in Emeryville, CA.
Winner of the 2015 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, #003 sports a fresh 574 hp GM engine as well as an impressive spare parts collection. The car is completely race ready and eligible to take on any track racing events you want to throw at it.
Below is the official listing from Fantasy Junction:
- VIN: C7RGT-003
- Exterior Color: Factory Yellow and Black Racing Livery
- Interior Color: Black
- Mileage: TMU
- Engine: 5.5L V8
- Transmission: 6-Speed Paddle Shift Transaxle
2014 Corvette C7.R by Pratt & Miller
Factory Yellow and Black Racing Livery
State-of-the-art technology, superlative engineering, and a dedicated team with years of racing experience are what it takes to build a formidable competitor capable of consistently winning in a highly competitive motorsports field. But it takes a truly exceptional car to earn the victories that chassis #003 captured in 2014 and 2015, achieving the singular distinction of having won both the prestigious Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and the Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in the 2015 campaign, while also having been campaigned in the 24 Hours of Lemans as part of the factory Corvette Racing program.
Unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan and later at the Rolex Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway, this Corvette C7.R was the third of seven cars built during an impressive five-year span of motorsports competition racking up numerous racing victories, with this car, chassis #003, winning its class and placing 4th overall the year it won Daytona. Engineered and constructed by twenty-year veteran Chevrolet racing partner Pratt & Miller Engineering, their top-level racing Corvettes have achieved multiple victories. No other Corvette has been as technically sophisticated and aerodynamically advanced as the C7.R and no other individual car has achieved so much in GTLM and GTAM as chassis #003. In 2017 and 2019 the car was campaigned at the Daytona 24 Hour Classic with assistance from Pratt & Miller engineers. The future owner of #003 should find comfort in the opportunity to work with Dan Binks Racing Services, who has recently retired from Team Captain of Corvette’s Factory Team in favor of maintaining customer-owned teamcars on the historic racing circuit.
Finished in the 2014/2015 winning livery, this vivid yellow C7.R commands a striking visual presence, accented by black and red features, carbon fiber body trim and black wheels. The massive front and rear views envelope the wide tires with the lightweight composite body wrapped tightly around the formed aluminum frame. The finishes are of high quality, certainly better than typical race car cosmetics, with excellent graphics, fine detailing, and just minor evidence of use on the body panels. Wearing Michelin Pilot Sport tires, the painted rims show some chafing along the bead edges, and the bottom edges of the front and rear air splitters show minor scraping on the underside lip. The side exit exhausts are buried in the black rocker panels but become quickly evident when the car is fired up, barking out eruptive thumps from the powerful V8 engine. The SiriusXM branded adjustable (16 precision points) rear spoiler spans the entire length of the 80+ inches that make up the rear width of this amazing Corvette C7.R.
Under the hood, the carbon fiber shrouded engine has been developed using a specially selected engine map and uniquely ground camshaft, benefited from recent Katech efforts and dyno testing. All cosmetic features in the engine compartment are very well prepared with clean components, race-prepped hardware and lines, and enhanced engineering specifically employed for racing use. The engine is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox with gearing specifically selected for use in the racing program. The rear of the car is removable, displaying the triangulated roll cage and composite rear bulkhead, fortified for safety and engineered to be lightweight, yet structurally robust. Throughout the car carbon fiber components have been specially designed and fitted to lighten the car and improve efficiency.
Opening either of the two lightweight hollowed carbon fiber doors, reveals lightened hinge construction, robust roll bar protection, and a near overwhelming array of technological features that make up the controls and features offered for maximum data intake and driver input. The driver’s side entrance is enhanced with further side impact protection, a contoured Recaro racing seat, and an array of switches and controls that offer amazing levels of information to an astute driver and their dedicated team. Every aspect of the interior has been prepared to facilitate the highest levels of effective driver interface.
The car is accompanied by a substantial number of important spares valued in excess of $150,000.00. Each of these specific parts are noted in a parts listing included with the car. Also included with the car is a confirmation letter from Pratt & Miller Engineering stating that this car, chassis #003, is the car that won the reported races as built and prepared by Pratt & Miller for the Chevrolet race program.
This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire one of the most technically advanced race cars ever constructed for the GT Le Mans series. Leveraging the massive resources of giant General Motors, the aerodynamic engineering, endurance racing expertise, race-proven engine development, and data-management systems for vehicle telemetry and dynamic control, have resulted in a jaw-dropping performance machine capable of running at the front of the pack with confidence, race after race. With a fresh 574hp Pratt & Miller installed in-house GM engine, nearly fresh transaxle, massive spares, and documented Daytona and Sebring wins, this phenomenal C7.R is both a remarkable competition machine and a worthy ambassador to the ongoing legacy of Corvette racing history.
- Daytona 24 Hours, 10th (DNF)
- Sebring 12 Hours, 8th
- Long Beach, 1st
- Laguna Seca, 1st
- Lemans 24 hours, 5th
- 6 Hours of the Glen, 1st
- United SportsCar Championship Mosport, 1st
- United SportsCar Championship Indianapolis, 4th
- United SportsCar Championship Road America, 6th
- United SportsCar Championship Virginia, 7th
- United SportsCar Championship Austin, 9th
- Petit Le Mans, 7th
Racing History 2015:
- Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1st
- Sebring 12 Hours, 1st
- Laguna Seca, 7th
- Lemans 24 hours, DNS
- 6 hours of the Glen, 4th
- Road Atlanta, 4th
- United SportsCar Championship Virginia, 6th
- United SportsCar Championship Austin, 6th
- Petit Le Mans, 5th