Corvette LMP1 Race Car That Never Was

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This Corvette Le Mans EVO prototype was spied by an eagle-eyed reader of ten-tenths during a visit to Pratt & Miller's Michigan headquarters. It could have been a reality if the 2007 rule changes occurred.

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The rule changes that were proposed in 2007 by the Le Mans governing body, ACO, would have combined the GT1 and LMP1 classes into a single 'EVO' racing class, which would have brought back a style of GT racing not seen since pre-2000 when Mercedes CLK-GTRs battled it out with the Porsche 911-GT1s. The proposed rule change caused many teams, including Pratt & Miller, to rethink their racing program.

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Pratt & Miller is the builder of the multiple championship-winning Corvette C6.Rs and knows a thing or two about racing in different sports car classes. The model and rendering above was their rendition of what a Corvette 'EVO' racer would have looked like. It's unfortunate that it never came to fruition, but thankfully they didn't scrap the model along with the rule changes. [corvetteblogger via tentenths]

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