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Jun 07.17 Magnesium Wheels: Rolling Art Meets Speed at Le Mans
Eighteen-inch forged magnesium wheels complete the look of a pop-artfully-decked out Corvette, to be entered in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, running the weekend starting June 17.

French race team Larbre Competition revealed the glow-in-the-dark design for the nicknamed “The Animal,” No. 50 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, and entry hopeful in the GTE Am class for production-based cars and amateur drivers.

French artist Ramzi Adek hand painted the three main elements to the livery, referencing the three pilots who will share driving duties.
One side shows a woman with a strong gaze, representing a fighting spirit. Opposite are a man’s forearm and a shield to represent strength. The hood shows off the work’s name, Human, representing the behind-the-scenes team at Larbre Competition.

The 2,744-pound Corvette C7.R sports a 5.5-liter V-8, delivering a regulated 500 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, a 6-speed sequential transmission, and 6-piston brake calipers.

The prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, often called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency," is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near Le Mans, France.

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