2010 SEMA Show: Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car makes its debut

Article by Christian A., on November 2, 2010

GM unveiled today at the 2010 SEMA Show the Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car, a new concept that transforms the street Camaro SS into a closed-course track car. The new concept also showcases new performance parts and has purposeful aesthetic, with exterior appointments and suspension modifications.

Some of the modifications include new carbon fiber aero parts, such as front splitter and adjustable rear wing, new lightweight carbon fiber body panels, revised lower grille and unique brake cooling ducts.

The carbon body panels are not the only additions that lower the car’s weight, as the manufacturer also removed the car’s sound-deadening material, carpeting and rear seat.

Just like the Corvette Z06X Concept, the Camaro SSX Track Car comes with a low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior paint contrasted by the carbon aero parts, door graphics/racing number and red details. In addition, a new set of track wheels wrapped in high performance tires were installed.

With the Chevrolet Camaro SSX, Chris Perry of Chevrolet Marketing stated that the company is testing concept cars that carry both racing performance and safe handling in normal roads. Perry, who is VP for Chevrolet marketing, also said that the SSX concept all but signals the start of Chevrolet’s efforts to bring performance parts to Chevrolet car owners who also happen to be aficionados for car racing.

All models of the new Chevrolet Camaro are equipped with a four-channel StabiliTrak electronic stability control system that includes anti-lock braking, traction control and an active braking system. With these functions, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system could control wheel slip, enhance stability and optimize traction in slippery surfaces like wet, icy, snow-covered roads.

Meanwhile, Chevrolet Camaro SS models feature a competitive/sport mode that could optimize this StabiliTrak electronic stability control system for track and competitive driving conditions. When activated, this competitive/sport mode lessens the restrictions set on stability control, with the system engaging only in severe oversteer or extreme acceleration.

Meanwhile, Chevrolet Camaro SS models with a manual transmission now feature a Performance Launch Control, which is enabled in the competitive mode. Performance Launch Control could optimally control wheel slip, which means the Camaro SS could achieve maximum grip during hard accelerations.

Furthermore, all Camaro models comes standard with the hydraulic brake assist system that activates during emergency braking through detecting the force and speed by which driver steps on brake pedals. In certain conditions, the hydraulic brake assist may activate the ABS quicker and easier than vehicles not fitted with this system.

As standard, Chevrolet Camaro LS models rides on 18 x 7.5-inch steel wheels shod with P245/55R18 all-season BFGoodrich touring tires. Offered as optional are 18 x 7.5-inch and 19 x 8-inch aluminum alloy wheels. When the optional 19-inch wheels are availed, customers may hug them with P245/50R19 Pirelli Pzero Nero M+S tires.

SS models, meanwhile, rides on 20-inch wheels as standard, as wrapped in 245/45R20 front and 275/40R20 rear rubbers – all of which are Pirelli Pzero summer-only, Z-rated tires. Customers may avail of 21-inch wheels and tires through Chevrolet dealerships.

Press Release

Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car

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 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

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

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