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Old 01-22-2014, 09:10 PM   #86
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Damn.. why couldn't that have been at NAIAS? I'd have loved to have seen that. I have to say the all black Z/28 that was there didn't look nearly as good as the frosted white or silver models I've seen. I love black, but with all the rockers, splitters and spoilers gloss black on a gloss black car.... kind of overwhelming..
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I cannot believe Grand Am sanctioned this car for the series. The previous Boss 302R had to run with a restrictor and RPM limit to compete. To allow a car that has a serious torque and HP advantage into the series boggles my mind. You can bet other teams, not just the Mustang teams will cry, nay SCREAM!, foul. Even the 414 HP BMW had restrictions on it.

Good for GM that the car was allowed to compete, but bad overall for Grand Am to allow the car in with many obvious advantages. I can't wait to read the rules to see how badly they hammer it with restrictors and penalties.
I thought Grand Am was dead? Tudor Continental series?
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..the race will be telivised live this weekend.....catch it if you can....just sayin'
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:05 PM   #89
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..the race will be telivised live this weekend.....catch it if you can....just sayin'
When is the Continental series going to be aired?
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.....I don't have the time as of now, but I'm sure it will be on Speed, Velocity, Fox1, or some similar cable channel.....
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:08 PM   #91
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:20 PM   #92
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New era for begins Camaro Z/28.R at Daytona with IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 returns to its racing roots this week when the new Camaro Z/28.R race car debuts in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be one of the most production-based competitors on the track, sharing aero, engine and even axle components with the new 2014 Camaro Z/28.
Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport will campaign Z/28.R race cars in the GS class of the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. The Daytona race begins at 1:45 p.m. EST, on Friday, Jan. 24, kicking off the 12-race 2014 season.
“The original Camaro Z/28 was designed for racing and became an iconic performance car through its hard-fought victories,” said Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet. “A new chapter in racing begins this week, as the new Camaro Z/28 makes its competition debut in one of the most hotly contested series in motorsports.”
Developed alongside its production counterpart, the Z/28.R incorporates the same performance elements that make the 2014 Camaro Z/28 the most track-capable Camaro ever. To enhance grip, for example, the Z/28.R’s body shares the same downforce-generating aero package as the production model, including:
Front splitter
Rear spoiler with wickerbill
Hood extractor vent
Rockers, wheel-house extensions and front tire deflectors
Belly pan.
The Z/28.R is also powered by the same LS7 7.0L V-8 engine as the production Z/28 and employs the unique, helical-gear limited-slip rear differential found on the production model. It is standard in the Z/28, helping the driver put down more power to the pavement when exiting corners.
“Apart from series-mandated equipment and the specialized suspension components needed for endurance racing, the Z/28.R is as close to a production-spec race car as you’ll find,” said Kent.
As Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport kick off a full season of racing in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with their new Camaro Z/28.R race cars, they’ll advance the legacy of Camaro endurance racing that dates to the original Z/28’s 1967 introduction, when it was developed for the Trans-Am series. More recently, the Camaro GS.R won six races from 2011 to 2013 in the Continental SportsCar Series Grand Sport class, helping Chevrolet achieve a runner-up finish in the GS championship last season.
“The new Camaro Z/28.R is a significant advancement from the GS.R that won multiple races in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge the last three years,” said Lisa Talarico, Chevrolet program manager for the Continental Tire series. “We expect the new engine package, suspension components and aerodynamic improvements to help our teams to further successes in the 2014 GS class. The GS class is full of great competitors, and we believe the performance level of the new Z/28.R will provide us the opportunity to contend for a championship.”
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 goes on sale this spring.
01/21/14

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Old 01-23-2014, 07:40 AM   #93
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I'm curious as to which engine they will run. Aren't they restricted to a series size and HP? I'm sure they won't run a full 427 CI car against 302 Mustangs? I just really have no clue? Are they the 5.5 as in the C6R cars? I wish I knew more about the series.
It's likely de-tuned to a lower number, if not yet it will be once the other teams start whining. That's what happened to the previous Camaro GS.R with the LS3 when they saw it could out brake everyone else as well. With the brake package on the Z28 you can see where that's headed, lol. Also, remember this a 2.5 hour endurance race. The car has to last that long without breaking.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:51 AM   #94
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Yeah but I need to be able to watch TV when it's raining out or the wind is blowing so I have cable.
Only lost signal once with very wet snow. Went out and brushed it off and back to watching racing!

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for a second there I thought that I might have had the coolest camaro at sebring, until these guys showed up! The sound sp BADA$$. fast forward to the last 10 seconds to hear it
After hearing all the other cars go by, then the Z/28! Wow, nothing like the sound of an LS7!
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:11 AM   #95
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I talked to a friend who has run for a couple teams in the ST class and he told me the Stevenson cars are very fast in testing. So much so that a "competition adjustment" may happen before the Roar before the 24.

Interestingly enough, the Pill has been dead quiet about this development with no mention of it at either SVTP or M6G. I posted it at M6G under my other screen name "FATTBoss" to see what Mustang fans think.

My hope is that it lifts some restrictions on other teams like BMW and Ford, and forces the sandbagging Porsche teams to show their hand.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:32 AM   #96
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How long before these eagle graphics are made available ??

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Old 01-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #97
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Chevrolet likes the Corvette for the Tudor Series. Even if it was in the Tudor Series it would be a Pratt & Miller built tube chassis, carbon fiber body panel clone purpose built race car like the SS in the Rolex GT.
I'd rather see it run in the top level were it did for the last few years in addition to the Continental Series. I'm also aware that this version is closer to the street version but it looked identical running for Stevenson in both series last year.
On top of that I'd perfer to watch it race live since the Continental Series gets horrible airtime and is almost entirely taped delayed. It's usually hard to follow it without getting spoilers before hand.
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Anyone know if someone makes a wheel that looks similar to the one used on the race car? It kind of reminds me of the old C6 'spider' wheel.
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Nevermind previous post, I found the thread about it. If true about limiting the cars power to 405, like they do to the Boss and BMW, any comparison between the actual race car and the competition either on the track or street is moot.

To me that's a shame.
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Nevermind previous post, I found the thread about it. If true about limiting the cars power to 405, like they do to the Boss and BMW, any comparison between the actual race car and the competition either on the track or street is moot.

To me that's a shame.
Not only will it be de-tuned by about 100hp, it also won't have the CC brakes, the 305 tires or the Multimatic shocks.

But that isn't really a surprise since it's been mentioned many times before that these things wouldn't be allowed in competition.
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The Continental race at Daytona will be on Fox Sports 2, Friday Jan 24th from 6-8 pm. The Stevenson Z/28.R cars qualified 5th and 8th today.
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Not only will it be de-tuned by about 100hp, it also won't have the CC brakes, the 305 tires or the Multimatic shocks.

But that isn't really a surprise since it's been mentioned many times before that these things wouldn't be allowed in competition.
Which I understand on keeping costs down but isn't that what road racing is? The teams with the best equipment and staff usually are on top. I would think if allowed it would force the other big name manufacturers to step up and play. Perhaps force them to advance the technical side of the sport a bit more.
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