In celebration of the successes achieved in 2020 by Corvette racing and its Chevrolet Corvette C8.R at IMSA GTLM Championship, Chevrolet decided to create a special edition that reflects those successes on the track. Thus was born Chevrolet Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship 2022, of which will be produced 1.000 units.
This limited edition, which will form part of the 2022 Corvette Stingray range, will be available in coupe or convertible format. It is based on the trim level 3LT -the highest of the range- with the Z51 Performance package.
These special edition supercars are designed to commemorate the inaugural season of the mid-engined Corvette C8.R. In 2020, Corvette Racing swept the IMSA sports car championship, taking the manufacturers, drivers and teams titles.
"Motorsports has been in the DNA of the Corvette from almost the beginning. ", he claimed Laura klauser, director of the sports car program for General Motors. "Both the Corvette Stingray and the C8.R have been tremendously successful leveraging the benefits of a mid-engine platform, and we're just getting started. ".
The 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition includes the Corvette Racing-themed graphic identity. The colors available are two and are directly associated with the Corvette Racing team: the yellow Accelerate and Hypersonic gray.
The exterior, depending on the market, includes a Carbon Flash “high wing” spoiler, yellow brake callipers, black trident design wheels with the “Jake” logo on the center caps and black nuts, Carbon Flash exterior mirrors and side skirts. blacks.
Inside, the Special Edition features a Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray cockpit that mimics the sporty yellow and gray exterior “look & feel” with GT2 seats as standard, along with yellow seat belts and a C8 numbered license plate. .R Special Edition. Each car is delivered with a custom interior cover in the appearance of the Corvette C8.R race car.
In addition to the all-new IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, the 2022 Corvette Stingray range features three new exterior colors: Hypersonic Gray, Caffeine y Amplify Orange Tintcoat. A new low-profile spoiler at the rear and the Z51 design splitter at the front will be offered on non-Z51 models.
El LT2 6.2L V8 engine The Corvette Stingray features an updated direct-injection fuel system and improvements to its calibration and “Active Fuel Management” range. It continues to offer a power of 490 hp or 495 hp, with the available high-performance exhaust system. With a eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, a model equipped with Z51 is capable of passing from 0 to 100 km / h in 2,9 seconds.
The mid-engined Corvette Stingray is offered in coupe and convertible models in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims, with the Z51 Performance Package available in all trims. The magnetic suspension control It is available with or without the Z51 Performance Package. Coupe models include a removable roof panel that stores in the rear trunk, and convertibles include a retractable hardtop. The dual cargo compartments are large enough for two sets of golf clubs.