The new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R racecar has been unveiled ahead of its competition debut later this year.
Both the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge series the new Camaro GT4.R will race in have adopted European GT4 Series regulations for the 2017 season. In those series, the Camaro GT4.R will be up against entries such as the Porsche Cayman GT4, Ford Mustang GT4 and McLaren 570S GT4.
The Camaro GT4.R is based on the Camaro ZL1 road car platform. Instead of packing the 650 horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 mill under its hood, however, the GT4.R has a naturally aspirated, race-derived version of the Small Block engine. Other features include a new wind tunnel-developed front splitter, rear wing and rear diffuser, an X-Trac six-speed sequential racing transmission, two-Way Adjustable Ohlins dampers and Brembo six-piston brakes with adjustable ABS.
With the GT4.R, Chevy is looking to pick up where it left off with its Camaro Z.28.R racecar. The Z/28.R, which was based on the fifth-generation Camaro, competed in the Grand Sport class in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2015 and 2016 and took 55 wins and two manufacturer’s championships. The GS class has gotten more competitive in 2017, but the Pratt & Miller developed GT4.R should have no trouble getting up to speed.
It’s currently not clear which teams may race the Pratt & Miller-developed customer racecar or where its first race will be. For now, you can see and hear the Chevy’s answer to the Mustang GT4 in the teaser video below.