C5R-012

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.


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