The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette could nonetheless be uncommon in the wild, but race sim lovers can just take the C8.R race car for a spin in iRacing starting up this week. Committed racers can purchase and campaign GM’s latest earth-class GT Le Mans racer in the iRacing IMSA On the internet SportsCar Championship.
Although the C8.R is technically very similar to the road-heading C8 Corvette and they share several elements, the powertrain is not just one of them. The C8.R’s 5.5-liter flat-airplane-crank V8 sends 500 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels by means of a paddle-shifted, six-pace sequential transmission, whilst the avenue-lawful C8 makes do with a additional pedestrian, six.two-liter V8 tuned to make 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, which is paired with a conventional 8-pace twin-clutch automated gearbox.
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