At Barrett-Jackson’s famed auto auction in Scottsdale, AZ on Friday, January 18 four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon will auction a prized Corvette from his personal collection to benefit Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and childhood cancer research. This car is slated to go on the auction block at approximately 7:30pm GMT.

It is on Jan. 18 that the car in question—a 2016 model year Corvette C7.R Special Edition—will be sold. Chevrolet sold only 570 of the edition, which was built on the Corvette Z06 platform by adding the Z07 Performance Package and 3LZ Preferred Package. Being based on the Z06, Gordon’s C7.R is drowning in performance capabilities. It’s 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 spits 650 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels, which are nannied by wide Michelin Pilot Sport rubber and a traction control system. General Motors’ magnetic ride control is fitted, as are carbon body panels, and near-endless sporting and comforting sundries, as outlined in the car’s listing.

-James Gilboy

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JGCF founder, Jeff Gordon talks about auctioning off his rare 2016 Corvette C7.R at Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale, Arizona and what makes Corvette part of the American culture.

Corvette For A Cure

Not ready to bid on Jeff’s Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction? You can sign up to receive information on JGCF’s annual Corvette For A Cure program where you can have the opportunity to win one of Jeff’s Corvettes by purchasing a raffle ticket – 2019’s program will kick off in the Spring. Corvette For A Cure is in its thirteenth year and has raised nearly $8 million for childhood cancer research.

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