2010 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car


2010 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car
Camaro SSX Track Car Concept. (11/01/2010)

2010 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 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 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

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In Detail

typeConcept / Prototype Car
released at2010 SEMA Show
built atOther
body stylistSangyup Lee
engineChevrolet LS3 V8
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialCast Aluminum
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedMPFI (Multi-Point Fuel Injection)
displacement6162 cc / 376.03 in³
bore103.25 mm / 4.1 in
stroke92 mm / 3.6 in
compression10.7:1
power317.7 kw / 426 bhp @ 5900 rpm
specific output69.13 bhp per litre
bhp/weight243.15 bhp per tonne
torque569.4 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 4600 rpm
redline6600
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
wheel type5-Spoke Cast Alloy
front tiresP245/45ZR20
rear tiresP275/40ZR20
front brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Calipers, ABS
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Calipers, ABS
front wheelsF 50.8 x 20.3 cm / 20 x 8 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Hydraulic Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs,
r suspensionMulti-Link w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs,
curb weight1752 kg / 3860 lbs
weight distro52 % / 48 %
wheelbase2852 mm / 112.3 in
front track1618 mm / 63.7 in
rear track1618 mm / 63.7 in
length4836 mm / 190.4 in
width1918 mm / 75.5 in
height1377 mm / 54.2 in
transmissionTR6060 6-speed Manual
gear ratios3.01:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.84:1, 0.57:1
final drive3.45:1
top speed~249.40 kph / 155 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph~10.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.1 seconds
city fuel econ epa14.70 L/100 km or 16 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa9.80 L/100 km or 24 mpg-us
fuel capacity71.92 litres or 19 gal.