Unlike previous spy shots of the production model, the racer has no heavy camouflage. The race car is expected to share similar characteristics with its production counterpart.
Overall, the vehicle retains front-end characteristics of recent Corvettes, while adding a much more sculpted and sleek appearance thanks to the midengine layout, including the rear of the car. (The spoiler on the production model is expected to be smaller, though.)
Based on audio of the C8.R obtained by Sportscar365, the racing media outlet believes the racer was powered by a twin-turbo V-8 power plant, which aligns with other media reports about the production model.
Autoweek, a sibling publication of Automotive News, has reported that the newest Corvette could be offered with a choice of three internal combustion engines and in a battery-electric or plug-in hybrid variant. A 6.2-liter V-8 engine that generates around 500 hp is expected to be the base engine, while a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 with about 650 hp may be the midlevel power plant.