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Christopher Bruce2014-01-22 13:53:20

Camaro Z/28.R Will Make Its Race Debut at Daytona

It races in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge support race

 
 
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The Camaro Z/28.R replaces the previous Camaro GS.R racecar

The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona is the inaugural event of the new Tudor United SportsCar Championship, and with 67 entries and over 200 drivers, it will be a huge race. However, there is also big news in the support races with ChevroletChevroletChevroletUnited States of America, 1911 > present82 models
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building the new Camaro Z/28.R racecar for the GS Class in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The car will race in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the main 24-hour race.

The Camaro Z/28.R shares aerodynamic parts, engine and limited slip differential with the road version of the 2014 Camaro Z/28Camaro Z/28Chevrolet Camaro Z/28United States of America, 2014 > present8 photos
. The only major changes are the added safety equipment and racing suspension. So far, Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport have both bought Z/28.R racecars

“The original Camaro Z/28 was designed for racing and became an iconic performance car through its hard-fought victories,” said Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet.

The Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge will begin at 1:45pm EST on Friday, January 24, and it will have a 12-race season supporting TUSC.

The Z/28.R replaces the Camaro GS.R in the series. The GS.R won six races from 2011 to 2013 and was runner-up in the GS championship last season.

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CamaroCamaro
Camaro Gen.5Camaro Gen.5
Camaro Z/28Camaro Z/28
Engine
V 8
Displacement
428 cu in
Top Speed
184 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
500 hp
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
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