REVEALED: The Camaro GT4.R in All Its Glory!
Chevy Finally Unveils Its New Race Car–and, of Course, It’s Awesome!
It feels like forever (well, actually a month) since Chevy teased us with a rendering and short video of its new factory-built racer, the Camaro GT4.R. But, now we finally have a couple of actual pictures of the thing, courtesy of Team Chevy’s Facebook page. And it was well worth the wait, because it sure is glorious to look at.
The GT4.R is truly a turn-key race car, one built to global GT4 regulations. Customers can turn right around and compete in both the Pirelli World Challenge GTS and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS Classes, along with other GT4 events around the world.
Chevrolet teamed up with Pratt & Miller Engineering to build the new car, which is based on the street legal ZL1 1LE. A dry sump 6.2 liter LT1 V8 replaces the road car’s supercharged 6.4 liter V8. It’s backed up by a Xtrac six speed transmission with pneumatic paddle shifters.
Other goodies include adjustable traction control, dampers and ABS; six-piston Brembo brakes; and an Xtrac limited-slip racing differential. Aerodynamic revisions abound, with a massive rear wing, front splitter and front diveplanes, all of which have one goal: to create enough downforce to keep you glued to the road.
Even though it hasn’t formally announced pricing, Chevy is already apparently taking orders for the GT4.R, as well. Blackdog Speed Shop tweeted a picture of their new racer, piloted by four-time Pirelli World Challenge champion Lawson Aschenbach. And you can count on a bunch more joining them soon.
New car, new look for @BlackdogSpeed. pic.twitter.com/1Whr7wN4r9
— World Challenge (@WCRacing) March 8, 2017