The subject was Chevrolet's impressive return to the IndyCar Series, earning a drivers' and manufacturers' championship first time out. That got us thinking about its other 2012 achievements – Corvette Racing's ALMS GT class title sweep, a grand-slam of NASCAR manufacturers' championships and WTCC domination, for starters. Add in Cadillac's Pirelli World Challenge successes, a stellar first season for the Grand-Am Corvette Daytona Prototype, and you start to realize it was a season that doesn't come along too often.
The longer the list became, the more we felt these were achievements worth celebrating. The folks at Chevrolet and Cadillac Racing agreed, and the end result is this special bonus issue of RACER, now making its way to subscribers and to newsstands, as we join the dots on a superlative year and get the inside story from many of the people involved.
Here's an overview of what you can expect to see in the new issue:
BOOSTED EVOLUTION: Chevrolet's new turbo V6 soars in IndyCars
THINKING AHEAD: Chevy's IndyCar engineers feed back to its road cars
A COMMON CAUSE: Chevrolet's NASCAR teams propel each other forward for 2013
MORE THAN SKIN DEEP: 2013 Chevy SS puts the stock back in stock car racing
CROWD-PLEASER IN THE LAST ACT: Lessons learned, Corvette Racing reconquers ALMS GT; Le Mans frustration makes 'Vette team hungrier
BUILDING OUTWARD FROM THE CORE: ZR1 is the starting point for Le Mans Corvette C6.R; racing DNA of the forthcoming Corvette C7
THE RACE TO MAKE THE RACE: The rapid reality of the Corvette Daytona Prototype
GRAND TOUR: Corvette makes a big splash in Grand-Am's Rolex Series
WINNING THE WORLD OVER: Cadillac's CTS-V breaks new Pirelli World Challenge ground
ANGLE OF ATTACK: JR Hildebrand finds the CTS-V is not your daddy's Caddy
BEGINNINGS AND ENDERS: Erica Enders schools the Pro Stock boys with her Cobalt; Line and Anderson retool with NHRA Camaros
GLOBE TROTTERS: Chevy winds up its World Touring Car program with relish; Holden's Commodore commands the V8 Supercars; Sonic is a heavy hitter in Brazilian stock cars
CURRENT AFFAIRS: Grand-Am ace Alex Gurney tests the Chevy Volt's amps on the street
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