This race car sibling of the all-new Corvette Z06 street car is set to assault racing circuits from Sebring to LeMans this year. Packing the same all-aluminum 7.0-liter 500-horse Chevy small-block V-8 as the Z06, the C6-R features a dry-sump lubrication system, forged-steel crankshaft, titanium valves and connecting rods, plate-honed cylinder bores and CNC ported heads. Cranking to 7000 rpm between shifts, the pushrod V-8 has never sounded sweeter. A two-car factory-backed team will compete in the production-based GT1 class in the American LeMans Series. The previous Corvette-based race car, the C5-R, won its class at LeMans three out of the last four years. Race car engineers developed a new aerodynamic package for the C6-R, due to that vehicle's shorter overall length and longer wheelbase, that includes a new rear wing and front splitter. The same drivers that piloted the undefeated C5-R in the 2004 season will return to drive the C6-R: Ron Fellows, Max Papis, Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, Olivier Beretta, and Oliver Gavin.Click here to view a full photo gallery.