The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is a grand tourer racing car built by Pratt & Miller Engineering and Fabrication and Chevrolet for competition in endurance racing. It is a replacement for the Corvette C6.R racing car, using the C7 generation Chevrolet Corvette as a base. The C7.R has a front-mounted longitudinally-placed Chevrolet LS5.R 5.5 L (336 cu in) V8 engine which is naturally aspirated and produces 491 hp (366 kW) @ 6,000 rpm. The engine runs on Ethanol raccing fuel.
When the die-cast version of the model was released in 2015, it featured an up-sloped chin, to optimize its performance in loops. For the 2016 Hot Wheels Entertainment version the base was modified and the chin is no longer up-sloped.
The yellow-and-black livery on the CFH01 version is the actual livery of the factory-sponsored C7.R cars which compete in the Grand Touring / Le Mans (GTLM) class of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, and in the Grand Trouring Pro class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The #3 car is regularly driven by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, with Mike Rockenfeller joining the team for the longer endurance races.
The Corvette C7.R has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|155 / 250||2015||HW Race - World Race||Pearl Yellow||Grey & Black stripe on sides, Red '3' on sides & hood||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Black PR5||CFH01||Malaysia||Base code(s): H05, H07|
|155 / 250||2015||HW Race - World Race||Light Blue||Black stripe on Hood, "Hotwheels 3", HWGT and USA flag on sides.||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Black||Gold PR5||CFL26||Malaysia||Base code(s): H19|
|001 / 250||2016||HW Race Team||Metalflake Blue||HW Race Team tampos, '2' on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Grey||Chrome Red & Black PR5||DHP37||Malaysia||Base code(s): J20|
|2 / 5||2016||Hot Wheels Entertainment - Gran Turismo||Metalflake Dark Red||Detailed head- & taillights, 'Gran Turismo' on windshield & wing, '7' on sides & hood||Satin Black / Metal||Tinted (Black)||Black||Chrome & Black RR10SP||DJF44||Malaysia||Base code(s): J25|
From the back of the 2015 card:
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, USA
Designer: General Motors
Specialty: Race version of the popular C7, with increased cooling and aerodynamic downforce. It sports a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated engine and modified suspension to accommodate racing tires and larger brakes.