Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept
The 2008 Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept was inspired by one of the most iconic cars of the legendary Trans Am road racing series was the distinctive blue-and-yellow Camaro of Mark Donohue. He was a dominant racer in the series and drove his #6 1969 model to the series championship that year.
With the assistance of GM's High Performance Vehicle Operations, North Carolina-based Riley Technologies re-created the look and feel of that standout racecar with a tribute that looks, sounds and drives like it's ready to do battle with its contemporary pony car competitors. In fact, the heritage-inspired racer is more than concept.
The Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept features the race-ready suspension, reinforced chassis and drivetrain conform to the specifications required of racecars certified for the series. In fact, this racecar has already logged many hours on the racetrack as Riley team members worked to dial-in the chassis and powertrain. Additional features include: seam-welded production Chevrolet Camaro body-in-white; carbon fiber hood, trunk lid, doors and fenders; production LS3 V-8 engine (used with solid engine mounts); Tremec 6060 six-speed manual transmission with close-ratio gearing; three-inch exhaust system with Coast Fab mufflers; C&R racing aluminum radiator; upgraded engine oil cooler; and transmission and differential coolers.
Like Donohue's '69 Camaro racecar, the Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept wears a deep blue paint scheme that is accented with yellow graphics, a yellow-painted interior and yellow racing wheels.