|Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes, Lamborghini, and Jaguar are without a doubt some of the greatest names in sports car racing history.|
So then why do they shy away from the ultimate in sports car competition, GT1 racing?
The answer is "competition".
Is losing to Corvette for them just too intimidating to consider?
We think YES.
Every few years we hear rumors that one of these marquees is going to enter GT1 racing - (the last being Porsche).
The reality is that racing against the Corvettes around the clock at gruelingly competitive tracks like Le Mans, Sebring, and Road Atlanta is a formidable challenge and a "brand-image risky" undertaking (Corvette dominates the GT1 class, winning 5 of the last 6 Le Mans races.)
All these marquees have a heritage of racing performance. Many have even been to Le Mans in their earlier years, but history is one thing, and going up against today's mighty C6.R is another.
...And as they say in racing: "The older I get, the faster I used to be!"