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2010 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept


The Chevrolet Camaro might not be the cheap fun straight-line car it was back in the day, but it’s still sold quite well and spawned a few special editions. This new SSX Track Car concept is the ultimate edition.

“The SSX concept explores taking Camaro’s excellent street performance and extending it into a road course context,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “The car expresses Camaro performance while also signaling Chevrolet’s new commitment to developing and offering a portfolio of performance parts for racing enthusiasts.”

The SSX Track Car Camaro has been built for the racing circuit in mind. The suspension has been modified and some of the parts have been replaced with carbon fiber, such as lightweight carbon fiber body panels. There is also an adjustable rear wing, a revised lower grille, and unique brake cooling ducts. All of this has helped the Camaro shed some pounds.

The car is painted in a low-gloss Icy White Metallic paint that contrasts well with the carbon bits and sits on 20-inch racing wheels. There are a few graphics and racing numbers to give the car that race ready look. This concept was constructed with input from Pratt and Miller, Chevrolet partner in Corvette Racing, and Riley Technologies using parts proven in the Grand Am racing series.

Under the hood there is a 6.2 liter V-8 enhanced with Chevrolet Performance Parts’ camshaft, cylinder heads, and dry-sump oiling system. On the interior, Chevrolet has removed the carpeting, sound deadener, and rear seat, then added racing seats with five-point harness, a racing steering wheel, shifter and, of course, a roll cage.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Ever since the new Chevrolet Camaro’s launch last year, owners have explored the performance potential of the car. The Camaro SSX Track Car is a concept for transforming a street Camaro SS into a closed-course track car, and a showcase for new performance parts.

“The SSX concept explores taking Camaro’s excellent street performance and extending it into a road course context,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “The car expresses Camaro performance while also signaling Chevrolet’s new commitment to developing and offering a portfolio of performance parts for racing enthusiasts.”

Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept

The Camaro SSX Track Car has a purposeful aesthetic, with exterior appointments and suspension modifications aimed at road course performance. They include carbon fiber aero parts – front splitter and adjustable rear wing – lightweight carbon fiber body panels, revised lower grille and unique brake cooling ducts. The carbon body panels significantly lower the Camaro’s weight, as does the elimination of much of the production car’s sound-deadening material, carpeting and rear seat.

Low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior paint is contrasted with the carbon aero parts, door graphics/racing number and red details; and this competition-ready Camaro rolls on dedicated track wheels and tires. This concept was constructed with input from Pratt and Miller, Chevrolet partner in Corvette Racing, and Riley Technologies using parts proven in the Grand Am racing series.

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept

Exterior:

  • Icy White Metallic color with red accents and door graphics
  • Carbon fiber hood, fenders, door and deck lid
  • Exposed carbon fiber front splitter, rockers and adjustable rear wing
  • Unique lower grille and brake ducts

Interior:

  • Carpeting, sound deadener and rear seat deleted
  • Ace suede-covered racing steering wheel and shifter
  • SCCA-approved roll cage and window net
  • Racing driver’s seat with five-point harness
  • Racing pedals
  • Fire suppression system
  • Fuel cell
  • Video camera system mounted on the roll cage

Performance:

  • LS3 6.2L V-8 enhanced with Chevrolet Performance Parts’ camshaft, cylinder heads and dry-sump oiling system
  • Production six-speed manual transmission with Corvette ZR1 twin-disc clutch
  • Low-restriction air induction and exhaust systems
  • Four-wheel disc racing brake system with six-piston front/four-piston rear calipers and drilled and slotted rotors
  • Modified production suspension with Pfadt licensed components
  • 20-inch racing wheels and tires

 



2 comments:

any Camaro ssx owners in the uk have a great private registration number the will sit great on any ssx.
P 8 SSX
number plate now on retention with transfer fee paid.

Wow that is a lot of money. Dare I say money well spent

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