Chevrolet launches Corvette C8 Convertible, C8.R

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At a lauch event GM held at Cape Canaveral, Chevrolet has launched the mid-engined Corvette C8 Convertible, the first folding hardtop Corvette in its 66-year history, as well as the C8.R racing car that will compete at Le Mans and in the American IMSA series drom 2020 onwards

Chevrolet has officially launched the production-spec Corvette Convertible, at an event in Cape Canaveral. The eighth-generation Corvette (C8) represents a generation of firsts for the legendary American sports car, and the drop-top version continues in this vein, by using a folding hardtop for the first time in the car’s 66-year history.
As well as launching the Convertible, a fun surprise popped up: the C8.R racing car. It replaces the thunderous C7.R that raced in the World Endurance LM-GTE and IMSA GTLM categories from 2014 to the end of 2019 and achieved class victories in prestigious events at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.

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