Fwd: Chevrolet Making 1,000 IMSA GTLM Championship Editions Corvettes 

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Corvette Stingray IMSA

Chevrolet is going to make just 1,000 IMSA GTLM Championship Edition Corvette Stingrays exclusively for the US and Canadian markets. Dealers will begin taking orders for the 2022 model year Corvette starting July 1 with production commencing late Q3 2021. These limited edition street legal Corvettes are lookalikes to their race track siblings, the No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C8.R race cars.

These special edition Corvettes were designed to commemorate the mid-engine Corvette C8.R’s inaugural race season. In 2020, Corvette Racing swept IMSA’s sportscar championship series, taking the manufacturers, drivers and team titles.

“Racing has been part of the Corvette’s DNA from nearly the beginning,” said Laura Klauser, General Motors Sports Car Program manager. “Both the Corvette Stingray and C8.R have seen tremendous success capitalizing on the benefits of a mid-engine platform – and we’re just getting started.”

Corvette Racing captured six victories and seven pole positions in 2020, setting the fastest class race laps in six races. Chevrolet won the GT Manufacturers title, its 13th since 2001. Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia and the No. 3 Corvette C8.R won the GTLM Drivers and Team championships.

The 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition comes with the 3LT trim and the Z51 Performance Package. Each car includes Corvette Racing-themed graphics packages. Accelerate Yellow No. 3 editions feature gray graphics and Hypersonic Gray No. 4 editions feature yellow accents.

Corvette Racing captured six victories and seven pole positions in 2020, setting the fastest class race laps in six races. Chevrolet won the GT Manufacturers title, its 13th since 2001. Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia and the No. 3 Corvette C8.R won the GTLM Drivers and Team championships.

The 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition comes with the 3LT trim and the Z51 Performance Package. Each car includes Corvette Racing-themed graphics packages. Accelerate Yellow No. 3 editions feature gray graphics and Hypersonic Gray No. 4 editions feature yellow accents.

Additional exterior features include:

  • High-wing spoiler in Carbon Flash
  • Yellow brake calipers
  • Black Trident design wheels, with the “Jake” logo on the center caps, and black lug nuts
  • Exterior mirrors in Carbon Flash
  • Black side rockers
  • Splash guards
The interior features a Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray cabin with standard GT2 seats, yellow seat belts and a C8.R Special Edition numbered plaque. Competition Sport seats are available. Each car comes with a custom-fitted indoor car cover resembling the No. 3 or No. 4 Corvette C8.R race car.
Corvette Stingray IMSA

Corvette Stingray’s LT2 6.2L V-8 engine enters 2022 with an upgraded direct injection fuel system, improved engine calibration and an enhanced Active Fuel Management range. It is rated at 490 horsepower or 495 horsepower, with the available performance exhaust system. Driving through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, a Z51-equipped sprints from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds.