New NHRA Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro SS Design Revealed
Today Chevy unveiled the Gen-Six Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro SS, which looks like a cross between the new sixth-gen Camaro and a proboscis monkey.
The racecar will make its official public debut this Thursday, December 8th, at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Indiana.
According to the bowtie brand, the new model continues to build on the success of the championship-winning fifth-generation-based race car. Drawing stylistic cues from the sixth-gen Camaro SS, the vehicle features more athletic-looking and aerodynamically optimized bodywork than its predecessor.
“Our goal was to minimize aerodynamic drag within the NHRA guidelines and incorporate as many design cues from the production car,” said John Mack, the Chevrolet Camaro exterior design manager. “The result is a sleeker and more aerodynamic Camaro SS.”
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After making its first public appearance in Indy later this week, the racecar will have its competition debut in Pomona, California this weekend, at the kickoff event for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series.
In the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series this year, Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro drivers won 23 of 24 events. Driver Jason Line was responsible for eight of those wins, winning his third world title and securing Chevrolet its third straight championship.
Runner-up Greg Anderson won eight events driving a Camaro SS racecar.
The 2017 Pro Stock Camaro SS begins track testing later this month. Additionally, Chevrolet’s 2017 COPO program offers specialty racecars designed for NHRA’s Stock Eliminator classes, and earlier this fall, Chevy announced a drag racing development program for production-based Camaro models.
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