After undergoing aerodynamic testing in the Windshear wind tunnels in North Carolina as part of a Supercars Championship program to hone the performance of its race cars, the Supercars Chevy Camaro went on display this week at the GM Charlotte Technical Center in Concord, North Carolina.
The powerful Chevy Camaro variant is painted with striking black and gold livery as well as the Chevrolet Racing emblems splashed on either door.
The Gen3 Supercars Chevy Camaro ZL1 race car debuted at the same time Chevrolet Racing launched in Australia back in December 2021. The introduction of the new Gen3 rule set for the Supercars Series prompted GM to upgrade its racing vehicle to the Camaro ZL1, replacing the previously used Holden Commodore ZB. Prior to the retirement of the last Holden vehicle from Chevrolet Racing in 2023 cars produced by The General’s Australian subsidiary racked up 588 wins since 1960.
Proving capable of bearing the torch in the manner of its lion-badged predecessors, the Gen3 Supercars Chevy Camaro ZL1 made a victorious debut in the 2023 Supercar Series. The Camaro dominated the Ford Mustangs entered in the racing series, much to The Blue Oval’s chagrin, with the Chevy 5.7L V8 engine outdoing the best efforts of the Ford 5.4L V8 engine by a significant margin.
The Charlotte Technical Center where the Gen3 Supercars Chevy Camaro ZL1 is on display is a hub for GM racing technology and production located in the midst of other Chevy Racing related locations. Construction workers broke ground on the facility in 2021 with an opening date in 2022. It covers 130,000 square feet and was budgeted at $45 million for construction.
While the sixth-generation Camaro remains the mainstay vehicle for Chevy Racing in Australia for the moment, the muscle car model was discontinued following the 2024 model year as GM continues its push to ditch ICE vehicles entirely in favor of EVs by 2035. A next-gen Camaro has been confirmed by The General, but could be a sub-brand of EVs rather than a single performance model.
It’s unclear at this point whether GM will continue to run the now-discontinued Camaro as its main racing car, launch an EV crossover similar to the Chevy Blazer EV, or take some other route entirely.