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The Dawn of a New Age in Daytona Prototype

With the advent of manufacturer-relevant body designs in the Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series, Pratt & Miller took on the assignment to design a new Daytona Prototype that expressed the styling cues of the sixth-generation Corvette and delivered unsurpassed aerodynamic performance on the track. Moreover, this all-new design had to accommodate three chassis constructors and respect the guidelines and performance parameters drawn by Grand-Am officials.

Pratt & Miller engineers, designers, and fabricators relished this challenge. Working under Chevrolet's direction, they updated a chassis to reflect the revised Daytona Prototype rules for 2012. In concert with GM stylists, they developed the Corvette Daytona Prototype body that was compatible with the three series-approved chassis.

The Corvette Daytona Prototype was a game changer in Grand-Am. The new look drew rave reviews from racers, fans, and the media in its debut at the season-opening 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Corvette DP's purposeful design also delivered championship-winning performance as Corvette teams won eight of 13 races in 2012 and secured the Engine Manufacturer championship for Chevrolet.

Pratt & Miller also provides key engineering support and design to Chevrolet’s key partner teams campaigning Chevrolet Camaros in the GT category. Competing against marques such as Ferrari, Audi, BMW, and Porsche, Chevrolet finished second in the 2012 GT championship with four victories.