Chevron Racing Cars has been building proper race cars since the 1960s with lightweight and well engineered race winning machines. Seeing the need for a more practical and affordable track day machine Chevron is looking to make a comeback with the GR8 and of course, an all new one make series that is set to start running in April of 2010. According to the manufacturer, the Chevron GR8 is considered to be the successor of the classic 1968 B8 that was built to beat Colin Chapman’s Lotus Elan.

For 2010, CRG looks to impress with a mid mounted naturally aspirated 2.0 Liter Cosworth built four cylinder engine pumping out an impressive 255 HP. The whole package is slated to tip the scales at around 1200 pounds, giving the GR8 an excellent power to weight ratio adding to the gentleman racer’s performance capabilities. Chevron Racing Cars spokesman Ed Burrows says that "The new GR8 is intended as a credit-crunch racer. It will have the performance of a Ferrari or Porsche track car, but with only a fraction of the running costs" and with preparations for a racing series starting next year, owners will not only have a reason to track their cars, but they will also have a level playing field to do it in.

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3 comments:

  (534) posted on 01.17.2010

This concept car of Chevron Racing Cars looks like the Lotus Evron but the details on this car is not that powerful than the Evron which the categorization of that car is in the supercar level which we
can set a sparring session on a Ferrari Italia.

  (780) posted on 12.18.2009

Definitely the details were not that furnished but I’m expecting a lot on this GR8. If this initial details will be the concept, it can’t put up a fight on the new car release next year. Well I’m still waiting for the details and surely I will give another comments on this issue.

  (815) posted on 12.7.2009

I just hope that this is not a mere press release, that they will justify everything that they’ve said here. Can’t wait for 2010, and more excited to see this car racing fast against other cars like Ferrari, Porsche on the race track.

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