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Once again, just like mid January, 2005, when a yellow C6 Z06 was revealed along side its sister yellow C6.R, this will be happening mid-January at the North American Auto Show. Debuting today, in advance of the cars, is the C7.R race team mascot, "Jake." Here's Jake:


This news has been shared thanks to CorvetteBlogger, which wrote, "When the new C7.R debuts at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Corvettes will be wearing an all new “Jake” logo – the offically unofficial mascot of Corvette Racing.

“It was just last week that Chevrolet announced the 2015 Corvette Z06 will make its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and now they are confirming that Corvette Racing’s new C7.R will be there as well. The C7.R will be shown in full race livery and then will depart to Florida to take part in the Tudor United SportsCar Racing’s inaugural race at the Rolex 24 of Daytona on January 25-26th.

It’s only fitting that both Corvettes be shown together. Chevrolet claims the Corvettes were co-developed and represent the closest connection between the racing and production Corvettes in modern times...

The best thing about Jake is that the logo transcends age and gender, uniting the Corvette Racing team and enthusiasts alike,” said Tom Peters, director of design, Performance Vehicles. “The new Jake logo reinforces the brand’s success on the track and signals the transition from the C6.R to the C7.R.” For complete CorvetteBlogger article:

Corvette Racing?s C7.R to Debut at Detroit Auto Show with 2015 Corvette Z06
 

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I plan on going to the Roar Before the Rolex on January 3rd, I wonder if they will be there in camouflage or in full livery?
 

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I plan on going to the Roar Before the Rolex on January 3rd, I wonder if they will be there in camouflage or in full livery?
Will be a fun event. Wish I could be there, but a little far to go from Oregon. I am thinking "half-n-half" as to the answer to your question. As they can not get accurate racing info info with full camouflage (fake padding, etc) that the Z06 mules are still using, they won't go with that. However, GM's likes its reveals at NAIAS or equivalent, so guessing just a uniform thin vinyl skin covering the car. You should be the first to see its actual shape and aero features, just not its racing colors, as still believing that will be ten days later in Detroit.
 

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Will be a fun event. Wish I could be there, but a little far to go from Oregon. I am thinking "half-n-half" as to the answer to your question. As they can not get accurate racing info info with full camouflage (fake padding, etc) that the Z06 mules are still using, they won't go with that. However, GM's likes its reveals at NAIAS or equivalent, so guessing just a uniform thin vinyl skin covering the car. You should be the first to see its actual shape and aero features, just not its racing colors, as still believing that will be ten days later in Detroit.
The C7.R has been on the track with just vinyl wrap already and that's what I'm talking about. They were here last month for the first test with just a vinyl wrap, no padding and slop like the Z06 covers, that's not allowed on the track at any speed.

I don't expect to see ANY Z06 here prior to the actual race on the 23rd but if they hold true they won't have a Z06 here then either. last year, just after the world wide debut, then didn't bother bringing a C7 to Daytona, perhaps that will change with the factory backed race team here now.
 

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I would really like that logo on a T Shirt
 
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