With summer now here and the racing season in full-swing, Chevrolet is introducing to North America the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition.
Chevrolet announced it will release 1,000 of these Corvettes in the U.S. and Canada. These limited-edition vehicles are made to resemble the No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C8.R racecars, and made to commemorate the mid-engine Corvette C8.R’s inaugural season. In 2020, Corvette Racing swept IMSA’s sports car championship series, taking the Manufacturers, Drivers and Team titles.
“Racing has been part of the Corvette’s DNA from nearly the beginning,” said Laura Klauser, general motors sports car program manager in a release accompanying the announcement of the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. “Both the Corvette Stingray and C8.R have seen tremendous success capitalizing on the benefits of a mid-engine platform – and we’re just getting started.”
The 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition is optional on the 3LT trim with the available Z51 Performance Package. As an added bonus, each car will come with Corvette Racing-themed graphics packages.
In addition to the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, the 2022 Corvette Stingray lineup sports three new exterior colours from which lucky owners can decide upon: Hypersonic Gray, Caffeine, and Amplify Orange Tintcoat.
Corvette Stingray’s LT2 6.2-litre V8 engine has a direct injection fuel system, improved engine calibration and an enhanced Active Fuel Management system, and pumps out an incredible 490 horsepower. The mid-engine Corvette Stingray is offered in coupe and convertible models in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims, with the Z51 Performance Package available on all trims.
Dealers can begin to take orders starting July 1.