In the early days of the Pirelli World Challenge competition, the C4 Corvettes made up a huge chunk of the GT field, with R.K. Smith driving a Corvette to the first championship under the World Challenge banner in 1990. Corvette still holds the record for the most PWC victories of any model despite the fact that the last victory came in 2013 courtesy of Mike Skeen.
It’s not that there wasn’t such a thing as a Corvette GT3 car; it’s that GM didn’t want any GM GT3 cars competing in the U.S. except its Cadillac. For 2017, GM has suspended the Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3 program, opening the door for a factory backed Corvette GT3 entry. In fact, GM asked Callaway if they would be interested in designing, developing and promoting the Corvette as a commercial racecar candidate to compete against all the contenders.
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