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Chevrolet introduces Camaro GT4-class race car

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AutoIndustriya.com / Chevrolet | February 10, 2017 08:02

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 gets a race-ready model

Chevrolet and Pratt & Miller has just introduced a new race-ready Camaro. Dubbed the GT4.R, it is a turn-key race car built to global GT4 regulations. The GT4.R follows on the successful Z/28.R race version Camaro which won the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

The Camaro GT4.R is developed from the road-going Camaro ZL1. It is powered by a 6.2 liter Chevrolet LT1 V8, which has been race-tuned and fitted with a dry sump system. To deliver its power, it is mated to a six-speed Xtrac sequential transmission. It is operated by pneumatic paddle shift and features an adjustable traction control system.

Other features of the GT4.R include an Xtrac racing limited-slip differential along with new aerodynamic developments featuring a new rear wing, front splitter and diveplanes. Ohlins makes sure the suspension is up to par with two-way adjustable coilover dampers. Large diameter Brembo six-piston aluminum monoblock calipers up front give the GT4.R the stopping power it needs.

Camaro GT4.R race cars will be eligible in IMSA's Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (GS Category) and Pirelli World Challenge (GTS Class). It is also allowed to compete in the North American GT racing championship. Available to customer teams, the GT4.R can also participate in GT4 series worldwide.

Chevrolet has yet to open reservations for the Camaro GT4.R but the automaker says racing teams are expected to confirm orders soon.