Friday, November 18, 2011

Chevy Corvette Daytona Prototype


Chevy has come up with another means of getting attention. But in my opinion, I love it! A Daytona Prototype coming from a Corvette. This week was the delivery of the first car to team Spirit of Daytona. Other than Spirit, there are 4 other cars being built for teams Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing, and Action Express Racing.
Campbell joins Spirit of Daytona team owner Troy Flis, along with drivers Antonio Garcia and Oliver Gavin for the uncovering of the new tarmac eater.

One of the coolest things about this car is the resemblance to the actual production Corvette. The hood and lights look so great, and the rear end is almost identical to the street legal store bought style because of the famous tail lights. The Grand Sport fender vents also help distinguish the Vette among the rest of the competitors.


The Vette is a de-stroked engine (305ci) with an LS9 cylinder block, direct fuel injection, and revised cylinder heads that be the exact ones in the next production Corvette. This 5.0L beast with CNC-ported heads in this small-block under aluminum puts out 530hp at 7,000 rpm and 450lb-ft torque at 5,500 rpm.
.....530hp at 7,000 rpm sounds like they have their stuff together for the up coming 24hours of Daytona on January 26-29, 2012.

Autoweek.com has footage of it screaming around the bank turns of Daytona.
Start at 2:51
Autoweek.com Corvette Daytona Prototype Footage Here