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The Corvette C8.R's Flat-Plane Crank V-8 Just May be the Best Sound in Racing Today

Autoweek logo Autoweek 1/22/2021 Marshall Pruett
We could listen to that V-8 sing all day long. © Corvette Racing We could listen to that V-8 sing all day long.

Take a new in-car audio ride with the glorious, championship-winning No. 3 Corvette C8.R driven by Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, and Nicky Catsburg at IMSA's 2020 season finale at Sebring International Raceway, courtesy of Corvette Racing.

Powered by a 5.5-liter V-8 featuring a flat-plane crank, the mid-mounted engine has an audio signature—especially on downshifts—that is unlike anything in motor racing today.


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