The forthcoming 2015 season for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship will new Corvette DP bodywork that reflects styling cues of the C7 Corvette Stingray production car, developed by Chevrolet.
The new-look bodywork will hit the track for the first time on Monday as Action Express Racing tests at Daytona International Speedway ahead of the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25.
Multiple Corvette DPs also will test in the C7 bodywork during the annual pre-Rolex Roar Before the 24 from Jan. 9-11 at Daytona.
“The relationship Chevrolet’s racing programs have to our auto production lines is extremely important. That relevance of race car to showroom is a hallmark of our racing heritage,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet Director of Racing.
“The success of the Corvette Daytona Prototype program is a point of pride for Chevrolet. Having the Corvette C7 DP competing for overall victories enhances the perception of the Corvette brand and allows America’s sports car to compete for overall victories in North America’s most important endurance events.”
The frontal area sees a change in design from the previous generation Corvette DP, including updates to the hood surface, headlights and radiator inlet area. The rear window area also has been updated.
At the rear of the car, the Corvette DP will take styling cues from the C7 including the rear taillights.