Camaro GT4.R Customer Program is a Go

Chevy will begin customer deliveries of its new Camaro GT4.R early next year.

Program manager Shawn Meagher confirmed the details to SportsCar365, also adding that the company’s initial focus would be on the two North American based series, Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The GT4-spec Camaro has already earned race wins in both series with development teams Blackdog Speed Shop and Stevenson Motorsports, respectively.

Meagher said deliveries would start in early January, as teams begin prepping for IMSA’s season opening round in Daytona on January 27, 2018.

“Right now, we’re basically in the process of getting back to a bunch of people who have been [inquiring] about when we will have cars,” Meagher was quoted as saying.

“We’ve had interest in the U.S. and globally. We’re just trying to reach out to people who have reached out to us first.

“It’s tough, in terms of getting everyone the cars they want.”

Initially, GM is planning 8-10 cars, with production set to be managed based on customer demand due to several specific parts that require longer lead times.

Meagher also said he’s excited to see the GT4 class grow, with new entries from Audi, BMW and Mercedes announced during the 2017 season.

“I’m really excited to see [the other brands] building the class,” he said. “Bringing in [other manufacturers], it just amplifies the class. I’m looking forward to seeing what those guys come with.

“I like having that level of a car as a platform to go with. I think it enhances the rest of us. It enhances everyone that wants to play in this space.”