The rumble of an American V8 is set to return to the European Le Mans Series next year, as ProSpeed Competition is finalizing a Corvette C7.R entry that could also include an attack at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Absent from international competition this year, the Rudi Penders-owned team is planning a comeback to the ELMS with an ex-Pratt & Miller C7.R for Team AAI, although the driver lineup is not yet known.
The car would run under the Team AAI banner, the Taiwanese team which ProSpeed supported at Le Mans this year with a two-car Porsche GTE-Am entry.
The planned entry would mark the second customer Corvette C7.R squad in the world, following Larbre Competition’s GTE-Am effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year.
The team would utilize one of the Corvette Racing chassis campaigned in this year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, with the factory squad debuting updated, 2016-spec cars at Daytona next month.
The Belgian team plans to also submit a Le Mans entry request for the GTE-Am class but could gain an auto-invite via AAI’s involvement in the Asian Le Mans Series.