Having been selected for the World Endurance Championship by Larbre Competition between 2014 and 2016, the Corvette C7.R GTE is manufactured in the US by Pratt & Miller on behalf of General Motors. Powered by a 5.5 litre V8 engine developing more than 490bhp at 6000rpm, the C7.R is the proud replacement for the C6.R, which proved a race winner with Larbre Competition in the ILMC (International Le Mans Cup) in 2011, as well as the FIA WEC in 2012 and 2013.

Today, decorated by the artist Ramzi Adek for the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Corvette will be driven by the three racing stars: Romain Brandela, Fernando Rees and Christian Philippon.

Technical information:

Chassis: Hydroformed aluminium monocoque
Engine: V8 LS5.R 90° atmospheric, front central longitudinal position
Engine capacity: 5500cm3 (103,8 X 80,9 mm)
Distribution: 2 valves per cylinder
Injection: Direct
Ait intake restrictor: 2 x 29.1mm
Maximum torque: around 650Nm at 4800rpm
Power: 500bhp at 6900rpm
Maximum rev: 7000rpm
Transmission: rear wheel drive
Gearbox: Sequential, six–speed with XTrac steering wheel paddle shift
Brakes: Steel disk, 6-piston callipers (front and rear)
Suspension front/rear: Double wishbone, springs/dampers combined shock absorbers and anti-roll bars
Steering: Power-assisted (hydraulic assisted)
Length: 4496mm
Width: 2050mm
Height: 1151mm
Wheel base: 2708mm
Fuel tank: 85 Litres
Tyres: Michelin Pilot R18 – Front: 30/68 – Rear: 31/71
Rims: BBS forged magnesium – Front 12/18 inch – Rear 13/18
Weight: 1245kg