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Chevrolet announces Camaro GT4.R racer, based on ZL1

As teased last month via design sketches, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R has been revealed as Chevrolet’s entrant in GT4 and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GT3 Cup.

Based on the recently revealed ZL1 1LE road car, the GT4.R does without that car’s 484kW LT4 blown V8, and instead gets a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated unit based on the LT1. Bolted to it is an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox, which then travels to a mechanical LSD.

Compared with the 1LE, the aerodynamic package is more aggressive, with a deeper chin spoiler, larger fixed wing spoiler and fins. The front and rear fascias are finished with black warpaint for an angry presence.

The GT4 also gets Ohlins coilover suspension and a Brembo braking package to pull it up before it slices apices.

The first cars will be Blackdog Speed Shop entrants while another competitor will sport Stevenson Motorsports livery.

The GT4.R will make its racing debut at the Pirelli World Challenge at St Petersburg, Florida this coming weekend. What do you think of this racing Camaro? Tell us in the comment section below.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.