Customer race teams have a new race car to mull over. Chevrolet has announced the Camaro GT4.R race car will start at $259,000 and sales will begin in January of 2018.
The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R meets all global GT4 regulations and Chevrolet’s technical partner, Pratt & Miller assembles the car. The company will also handle the car’s sales as well. The car may simply look like a beefed up 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but the engineering underneath is quite extensive.
Chevrolet Racing developed the GT4.R’s dry-sump 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, which sends power to a sequential six-speed transmission. The engine can be tuned to produce up to 480 horsepower, which is 3o additional ponies over the Camaro SS’ LT1 V8 engine. A carbon-fiber intake, custom camshaft, Motec data acquisition system and a customized Bosch Motorsport MS6 ECU round out other upgrades.
On the outside, the Camaro GT4.R receives extensive modifications to decrease weight and improve aerodynamics. They include wider front fenders, a hood extractor, GT4-spec dive planes, new side skirts and carbon-fiber doors and front fascia. When it comes time to stop, Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers are present, while sticky 305 tires wrap 18-inch Forgeline wheels at all four corners.
Since this is a race car, the Camaro GT4.R also features custom adjustable front and rear antiroll bars, and two-way adjustable Ohlins TTX-46 thru-shaft front struts and TTX-36 rear dampers. Final curb weight? 3,131 pounds.
The Camaro GT4.R is no bargain, but those fortunate enough to own one will receive a full-blown race car with a winning pedigree to boot.