SEMA // GM UNVEILS CORVETTE & CAMARO TRACK CAR CONCEPTS (2)General Motors is set to unveil a pair of track car concepts during this week's SEMA show in Las Vegas, the first of which is the 2011 Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept. Comparable in certain respects to the Dodge Viper ACR-X, the Z06X concept takes the naturally-aspirated power of the LS7 and pairs it with the off-the-shelf Z07 Performance Package, as well as the CFZ Carbon Fiber Package, which adds carbon ceramic brakes, magnetic ride control and improved aerodynamics... [read more]

SEMA // GM UNVEILS CORVETTE & CAMARO TRACK CAR CONCEPTS (2)Additional improvements include an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing, roll cage, racing seat and safety harness, polycarbonate rear window, racing wheels, an enhanced suspension with coil-over struts and camber plates, and an upgraded cooling system. Radio, carpet and sound deadening are deleted.

2011 Chevrolet Corvett Z06X Track Car Concept:


Low-gloss Icy White Metallic color with exposed carbon fiber and red accents
2011 CFZ-option carbon fiber package, including splitter and rockers
Adjustable carbon fiber wing
ZR1 carbon fiber roof panel and B-pillar panels
Carbon fiber raised hood (from the Z06 Carbon Limited Edition)
Carbon fiber headlamp housings from Specter Werkes/Sports
Weight-saving and shatter-resistant polycarbonate rear window


Base Z06 1LZ trim
Radio, carpeting and sound-deadening material removed
SCCA-spec roll cage
SCCA-approved window net
Racing seat with five-point safety harness
Fire suppression system
Driver’s drink system
Video camera system mounted on the roll cage
Genuine Corvette Accessory racing pedal kit


LS7 7.0L V-8 engine and Tremec six-speed manual transmission
Low-restriction air intake system
High-capacity radiator and enhanced cooling system
New-for-2011 Z07 Performance Package, feature Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and special brake pads
Lightweight racing wheels in black; 19-inch (front) and 20-inch (rear)
Michelin racing tires
Mono-ball control arm bushing
Adjustable stabilizer bars
Coil-over struts with adjustable camber plates

SEMA // GM UNVEILS CORVETTE & CAMARO TRACK CAR CONCEPTS (2)Joining the Corvette at SEMA will be the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept. And while the Camaro SSX is not a street legal car, it does show Chevrolet's commitment to the teams that are using GM's new muscle car on the track.

Many of the improvements for the Camaro SSX Track Car Concept are focused at reducing weight. Carbon fiber body panels and aero parts in addition to the deletion of carpeting, sound deadening and the rear seat, as well as lightweight racing wheels, help bring the otherwise heavy Camaro down to a reasonable racing weight. However, some of the weight is returned with the addition of a roll cage, fire suppression system, and racing seats.

The SSX is powered by the same dry-sump LS3 found in the Corvette Grand Sport, with additional horsepower coming courtesy of Chevrolet Performance Parts cams and cylinder heads. To handle the power under racing conditions, the standard production six-speed manual is attached to a Corvette ZR1 twin-disc clutch.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept:


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


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


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

Images and Info: Motor Authority
Editorial: Justin W. Coffey

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