Day: September 11, 2020

Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car debuts on iRacing

The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette may still be rare in the wild, but race sim fans can take the C8.R race car for a spin in iRacing starting this week. Dedicated racers can purchase and campaign GM’s latest world-class GT Le Mans racer in the iRacing IMSA Online SportsCar Championship.

While the C8.R is technically similar to the road-going C8 Corvette and they share many components, the powertrain is not one of them. The C8.R’s 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V8 sends 500 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a paddle-shifted, six-speed sequential transmission, while the street-legal C8 makes do with a more pedestrian, 6.2-liter V8 tuned to make 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, which is paired with a conventional eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.