It wouldn’t be a battle between Ford and GM if the other manufacturer didn’t follow the other one in terms of coming out with a new stellar product.
And in the emerging GT4 category, once Ford revealed the new Mustang GT4 in November, you knew it was only a matter of time before Chevrolet followed with a Camaro GT4.
That day has arrived on Wednesday, with the rendering revealed of the new Camaro GT4.R that is set to debut in racing competition this year.
Here’s a teaser video released by Chevrolet:
The release and further details from Chevrolet are below:
Chevrolet today introduced the Camaro GT4.R – a new-for-2017 and fully race-ready variant of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro.
Built to global GT4 regulations, the Camaro GT4.R is eligible in the Pirelli World Challenge (GTS class) and IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (GS category), two of North America’s top GT racing championships, as well as additional GT4 series across the world.
Developed with technical partner Pratt & Miller Engineering, the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is built off the Camaro ZL1 road car platform. The race-tuned, dry-sump 6.2L LT1 V8 small-block engine – developed and validated by Chevrolet Racing – delivers its power through a race proven, six-speed Xtrac sequential transmission with pneumatic paddle shift and adjustable traction control. Other notable features unique to the GT4.R include:
- Xtrac racing limited-slip differential
- Two-Way Adjustable Ohlins Racing Coil-Over Dampers
- Adjustable ABS featuring Brembo brakes with six-piston aluminum monobloc calipers in the front
- Aerodynamic improvements developed in the wind tunnel including a new rear wing, front splitter and front diveplanes.
The racing success of the fifth-generation Camaro gave Chevrolet engineers a head start on creating a turn-key racer in the GT4.R.
From 2010-16, the Camaro GS and Camaro Z/28.R won 55 races, two Manufacturer’s championships and five driving titles in major North American competition. The lessons and experience aided in the design and development of Chevrolet’s latest customer-driven track car.