Most of the street legal Corvette (C6) design remains in the C6.R as they were designed alongside each other. Most of the retained design resulted in the increased use of lightweight aluminium and a better designed airflow across the body.
The C6.R saw an innovation in design with the use of an air conditioning system that was better suited to keeping drivers cool at high cockpit temperatures.
Six C6.Rs had been built by Pratt & Miller by the end of the 2007 season. A development car was built on a C5-R chassis but adapted to carry C6.R bodywork.
The GT1 version debuted in 2005 followed by multiple American Le Mans Series championships, Le Mans Series, FIA GT Championship and 24 Hour of Le Mans victories.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Corvette C6.R appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted after the player reaches 100% completion of the game. It can be only used in Quick Race mode. It features a yellow paint scheme and multi-spoke rims.
The performance of the C6.R is up to par with the fastest cars due to its quick acceleration and good handling.
The Black Edition release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted includes a red C6.R.
Shift 2: Unleashed
- A black and orange C6.R is shown in the intro of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, but is not available in the game.
- Sergeant Cross's car differs in cut scenes and gameplay. The Corvette featured in cut scenes is a Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, although the car used in in-game pursuits is a standard C6 like the Federal Sport Cruiser.