You'll get to see the cars in action this weekend.
Corvette and the Sebring circuit have a storied history, one that is so rich that even one of the color options for the 2022 Stingray is called Sebring Orange. Corvette Racing has been so successful in the motorsport events at the circuit that one of its C7 racecars is worth a million bucks, but what you may not know is that part of the racing team's success is shared with lubricants supplier Mobil 1.
Corvette Racing started back in 1996, and its technical partnership with Mobil 1 has been strong ever since. Now, 25 years later, Corvette Racing is paying homage to one of its biggest supporters with a unique livery.
For the first time since 1999, both of the team's entries will be primarily clad in silver, but not just any silver. As an homage to Mobil 1, the silver is the same shade as that of the packaging of Mobil 1 motor oil. It's a sweet gesture for the two outfits that have won the Twelve Hours of Sebring together 11 times. Including other events, the partnership has been a winning one 114 times, with successes like a 1-2 finish in the GTLM class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona earlier this year. Now, the pair are looking to build on those wins with another this weekend.
The racing partnership also has benefits in the real world, as Corvette Racing gets samples of its motor and gearbox oils taken post-race. Both groups then take data from the analysis of the oils "to improve both their racing and consumer products."
If you want to watch the C8.R do its thing on track this weekend, the race starts tomorrow, March 20 at 10:30 AM ET. Coverage is available on various platforms including IMSA.com. If you like what you see, maybe you can help make that stunning silver a factory option on the regular C8 Corvette.