Earlier this year, Chevrolet made the bold announcement that it created a GT4 spec version of the sixth-generation Camaro, marking the first time that General Motors’ designed a GT customer car for the global market.
The only question was whether the bowtie brand would sell its new racecar to the public and for how much?
To the delight of gearheads everywhere, the answer turned out to be yes and for $259,000, according to AutoBlog.com
Yes, you read that correctly. The new Camaro GT4.R racecar has a higher price tag than the Nissan GT-R NISMO and Challenger SRT Hellcat combined.
So why is the Camaro GT4.R so expensive?
Well, to be eligible to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class and the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge’s Grand Sport class, a racecar needs lots of premium equipment and the Camaro GT4.R has that in spades.
To create the GT4.R, Chevrolet collaborated with Pratt & Miller Engineering, which is Chevrolet Racing’s technical partner. Underneath the hood of the GT4.R, there is a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine good for 480 horsepower. Moreover, to go along with that powerful motor, Chevy has equipped the GT4.R with a six-speed sequential transmission, high-performance Brembo brakes, an enormous carbon fiber wing, and Motec data acquisition system.
That is just naming a few of GT4.R’s many advanced features.
If you would like to order one of these Camaros, head over to Pratt & Miller’s official site, as its taking orders of the Camaro GT4.R for 2018.