C5-R and C6.R History
By: David Palmeter
C5-R – Chassis C5R-012
Serial Number C5R-012 (C6R-012?)
2004 Testing Season
- Road America, 012 – New body (see pics below), modified C5-R chassis, 427 engine per Gary Claudio – August 28, 2004 – At a seminar at “Corvettes at Carlisle”
Above – 2004-08-24 – Road America – A first peek in the test team’s tent. This is assumed to be C5R-012 with C6.R body work.
Above – 2004-08-24 – Road America – Photoshop look at the photo above.
Above – 2004-09-04 – Road America – On the track – these were the first known pictures of the entire C6.R body but were kept quiet for a long time.
Above – 2004-09-04 – Road America – Still early enough to be the C5R-012 chassis.
Although the extent of the test life of C5R-012 can not be verified, some of its show life was personally documented HERE. Some big surprises are included, also.