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Chevrolet Launches Camaro GT4.R

Chevrolet launches new-for-2017 Camaro GT4.R…

Image: Chevrolet

Image: Chevrolet

After months of speculation, Chevrolet has revealed its all-new GT4 contender, the Camaro GT4.R, which is slated to debut next month in both the Pirelli World Challenge and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

Based on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 road car platform, the Pratt & Miller-built car will be homologated to SRO GT4 specifications and be eligible for worldwide competition.

It is the first GT4-spec car to be developed by GM, and to be sold globally.

The car is powered by a race-tuned 6.2-liter small-block V8, equipped with a six-speed Xtrac gearbox and paddle shift system. It also features traction control, adjustable ABS, plus race-developed rear wing, front splitter and diveplanes.

Both Blackdog Racing and Stevenson Motorsports are expected to be the first customers, with the first car to debut in the PWC season-opener at St. Pete on March 10-12.

Stevenson, meanwhile, will give the Camaro GT4.R its IMSA debut in the third round of the season at Circuit of The Americas in May.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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