Rumor: Camaro Z/28.R Debut in March?

Word on the street has a GT4 compliant Camaro Z/28.R making its debut during this year’s 12-Hours of Sebring in March. 

During yesterday’s qualifying session for the Rolex 24 at Daytona announcers let slip that Stevenson Motorsports is likely to debut the rumored GT4-spec Camaro during the 2017 12-Hours of Sebring. It’s thought Stevenson could run the new car during the Continental Tire Sports Car Championship race ahead of the 12-Hour.

Should the rumor ring true, it would almost mirror what Chevy did in 2014 with the 5th generation Camaro, debuting the Z/28.R days ahead of its track debut with Stevenson and CKS Autosport in the CTSCC contest prior to the Rolex race.

Considering the last Camaro Z/28.R was absurdly close to the one people could buy, it’s not inconceivable to wonder if the pair of prototypes spotted running around–one with a pedestal wing, and one without– are road and track versions of the same car with the engineers making eyes at the production based GT4 regulations.

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Should a new GT4 compliant Z/28.R make an appearance in Sebring, could a road ready Z/28 show up alongside it? A simultaneous debut wouldn’t be out of character for GM, Chevy launched the co-developed C7.R and Z06 side-by-side at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Add to the fact, Chevy is becoming quite fond of non-traditional launches especially when it comes to enthusiast products; and Sebring 2017 could make a ton of sense for Team Camaro’s latest assault on the asphalt.

Remember, this is only a rumor…

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