The American manufacturer has decided to provide us with a hardcore version of the Camaro ZL1 1LE – but the model, for better or worse, is only putting up a racing suit, not a street hoodie.
We’re still fresh from the introduction of the toughest Camaro so far in existence – the Camaro ZL1 with the 1LE package. And now the bowtie brand has managed to make us dream even more and also race to the closet to see if the racing suit and helmet still fit. This is because the hardcore ZL1 is a track-exclusive toy, dubbed GT4.R, a thoroughbred race car that will debut on a track at the Pirelli World Challenge this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. It belongs to the GTS class but it’s also ready to see action in the Grand Sport class of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge beginning with May at the Circuit of The Americas.
The changes include a newly developed aerodynamic package – including a way larger rear wing than on the street version. Motivation is provided by the race-tweaked version of the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine from the Camaro SS, in tune with an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission. There’s also an Xtrac racing limited slip differential, better Brembo brakes, and a set of Öhlins coilovers.