Chevrolet has revealed the Redline livery the No. 64 Redline/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R will feature when it races in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s upcoming round in China — the C7.R’s first official race on Asian soil.
Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will drive the silver Corvette with red and black design elements that are the hallmark of Chevrolet’s series of Redline production vehicles.
The Six Hours of Shanghai – running Nov. 16-18 – is Corvette Racing’s first event at the 16-turn, 3.4-mile Shanghai International Circuit. It also will conclude Corvette Racing’s 20th season of racing around the world.
“I’ve driven three generations of Corvette – C5-R, C6.R and C7.R – all in yellow,” Gavin said. “To see it now in the Redline livery is fantastic. It’s cool, it’s new and it’s sharp. Certainly looking out over the hood for the first time when it’s silver and not yellow is something to get used to. To see the car in that silver Redline livery is fantastic.
“It’ll be great for us and great for the fans.”
A Redline Corvette show car also will be on display at the Guangzhou (China) International Auto Show, opening Nov. 16.
“It was a big surprise to walk out and see our Corvette in the silver Redline livery,” Milner added. “It looks great. It still has the heritage and passion of a Corvette, for sure. The styling cues are really important in defining the Redline livery. It’s a really sporty look. I think we’re both excited to drive a Corvette in something other than yellow!”