Chevrolet has a hugely successful racing program across their performance vehicles. The C8.R Corvette is what immediately springs to mind, with the mid-engined racer serving as a suitable follow up to previous, front engined Corvette IMSA vehicles. Over on the Camaro side, Chevrolet is also represented in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge support series, with the Rebel Rock Racing Camaro GT4.R. The Chevrolet Camaro also races in NASCAR, but underneath, they aren’t really anything like the vehicle you see on the body. We’re left wondering, however, if there’s room for a third Camaro race car, especially after GM Design posted this rendering on its official Instagram page.
We only have a view of the front, but the rendering looks based on a sixth-gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and is wonderfully aggressive. There’s a huge wing out back, a bulging hood out front and widened fenders at the four corners. The Camaro ZL1 1LE dive planes are actually used in the render, reminding us how motorsport ready that car really is. In many ways, it reminds us of DTM race cars, with their exaggerated proportions and wide bodies.
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And if this theoretical Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car didn’t compete in the same sports car class as the Corvette, DTM could be the perfect place for it. After all, the modern BMW M3 or Mercedes C63 AMG is far more in the performance range of this all-American muscle car than the Germans would probably care to admit. But sadly, this is just a rendering and these words are just dreams.
With the future of the Chevrolet Camaro uncertain at the moment, this race car is even more improbable. Luckily, if you do want a Camaro race car for yourself, Pratt & Miller Engineering is happy to build you one for a mere $259,000.