The bodywork on the new-look Camaro pro-stock car is more aerodynamically optimized and athletic looking than the fifth-generation Camaro body on the outgoing car, Chevy says. Camaro drivers won 23 of 24 Pro Stock events in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, with Chevy’s Jason Line taking the championship.
“Our goal was to minimize aerodynamic drag within the NHRA guidelines and incorporate as many design cues from the production car,” Camaro exterior design manager John Mack said of the new Pro Stock car. “The result is a sleeker and more aerodynamic Camaro SS.”
Track testing for the 2017 Pro Stock Camaro SS will begin in late December ahead of its competition debut next year. It will join Chevy’s new 2017 COPO Camaro program at the NHRA events, which competes in the drag racing series’ Stock Eliminator production-based class.