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Ultimate Track Toy: 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5R on eBay.

Posted in Chevrolet, Corvette, Electronics, Racing Coverage by MrAngry | January 12th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5R

Ok, so you say you want to improve your track skills and run with the boys? Well, have I got the car for you. Right now, up on eBay is a what some may call the ultimate in track day weaponry. What are viewing is a fully prepped 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5R with LOADS of race history behind it. This car, S/N 005, was tested by Prat & Miller back in 2001 and went on to win its first race in 2002 at Infineon Raceway. It also has victories at such tracks as Mid-Ohio, Washington DC, Mosport, Petit Le Mans as well as triumph at the 12 Hours of Sebring in early 2003. The car is being offered here with its original factory bodywork, Katech developed 427c.i. engine producing 800hp, Hewland 6-speed sequential transaxle, and carbon/carbon brakes. Total curb weight? Just 2,500lbs, with a top speed of 200+ mph!

2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5R

The car also comes with good amount of spare parts as well including, a second engine with headers, multiple of wheels, another full set of carbon brakes, extra radiator, refueling and starting equipment, alignment bars, as well as much more. This car is the real deal ladies and gentlemen and something that is rarely seen for sale. So, if you want to a hit at your next track day and have upwards of $175,000 lying around, then hurry up and place your bid as this auction ends in a few days.

Source: eBay.com / Autoholics.com

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  1. i’m confused- as a track instructor, wouldn’t you recommend a car with less horsepower, not more? in other words, isn’t it preferable to learn how to drive a low horsepower car at or near its limit, as opposed to a high horsepower car nowhere near its limit?

  2. MrAngry says:

    No question about it – this car is for “EXPERTS ONLY”. For most people their daily driver (as long as it’s not an SUV) can be used for an initial track introduction. For example, if you drive a Honda Accord on a daily basis and enroll in an HPDE 1 class through an organization like NASA, that car will be more than sufficient to get you acclimated to a track environment. The fact of the matter is that today’s cars are so good that just about anything can be used initially.