The Gen3 Camaro ZL1 prototype currently being tested ahead of its debut in next year’s Supercars Championship is set for a bold new look. Featuring a Chevrolet Racing livery, the race car will next hit the track for demonstration runs in Tasmania.
Reaction to the next-generation race car from GM has been overwhelmingly positive since its reveal at Bathurst last year, with the latest look set to lift levels of anticipation even further ahead of its official race debut in the 2023 season.
“The new black livery design amps up the stealth factor another notch for the Camaro,” Chevrolet Racing general manager Chris Payne said.
“Chevrolet Racing is the new heart for the fans who have followed and celebrated more than 50 years of Holden success in touring car racing.”
The new Chevrolet Racing brand name is a dominant feature of the new livery design and complements the muscular appearance and aggressive stance of the car, which will be joined by a revamped Ford Mustang next year.
For those not aware, increased road relevance, improved racing and reduced costs are the key pillars of Supercars’ new Gen3 formula. A new control chassis, which is smaller than the current iteration offers multiple brands an opportunity to complete.
All race cars have the same dimensions as the road cars they are based on for all key body components, such as doors, roof, windows and bonnet. Such components must be interchangeable with that on the respective road car.
The quest for better racing also includes a targeted aerodynamic downforce reduction of more than 50 percent from current levels, around which a new Dunlop control tyre is being developed.
Less reliance on engineering and data and more on driver skill is meanwhile set to make racing closer, while also reducing costs. To date, no additional manufacturers have sought to join the category.
The Supercars Championship visits Tasmania on March 26-27, where the Gen3 Camaro ZL1 prototype will feature in on-track demonstrations.