Let’s simply say the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race vehicles did lovely neatly within the 2020 IMSA sequence, taking house 3 other titles. To commemorate this, Chevy whipped up a unique version package deal for the 2022 Corvette Stingray: the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Version, which debuted at Belle Isle in Detroit. It is not rather the so-called “Stingray R” we idea the tempo automobile at Street Atlanta hinted at, nevertheless it has a an identical vibe and may well be the overall model of that concept.
What the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Version’s identify offers up in duration, it makes up for in relative rarity. Simply 1,000 of those specially-equipped C8s will probably be constructed, and each take after the race vehicles and exude a efficiency taste.
The basis for the Championship Version is the Stingray 3LT Z51 in both Boost up Yellow (to honor the No. 3 automobile) or Hypersonic Grey (the No. 4), to which the particular version provides a $6,595 bump. That upcharge nets patrons contrasting accessory stripes—grey for the yellow automobile, and yellow for the grey—and a bevy of particular touches. A Carbon Flash-painted high-wing spoiler, yellow brake calipers, black-finished “trident” wheels with “Jake” heart caps, Carbon Flash-painted mirrors, black rockers, and splash guards are the principle items. And do not omit the massive “C8.R” sticker at the flank.
However there also are various different adjustments. Particular numbered plaques document the construct quantity, whilst a customized automobile quilt accomplished up with one of the most C8.R liveries is same old. Yellow seat belts supplement the Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Grey cabin in each external colours.
Unfortunately, the ones in right-hand-drive markets would possibly not get any. That is the first Corvette to have a native RHD variant, in order that’s some comfort a minimum of. The order books for all 2022 Corvettes—that have some new paint colours and external function choices—open on July 1, and this comprises the Championship Version possibility. 2022 Corvette coupe costs get started at $62,195, and convertibles at $69,695.