For the 2010 edtion of the SEMA Motor Show, Chevrolet has brought not less than 6 new modified versions of its Camaro and Corvette sports cars. Some of these modifications are purely cosmetic while others include some performance upgrades. But the most interesting models are definitely the Camaro SSX and the Corvette Z06X, two track focused versions of the V8 powered cars.
To get it ready for the track, the new Corvette has been equipped with a SCCA (Sport Car Club of America) approved roll cage and an adjustable rear wing and suspension systems. The weight of the car has been reduced by the installation of racing seats and the use of special materials like a carbon fiber hood and a polycarbonate rear window. There is no doubt about it, the Corvette Z06X has the Dodge Viper ACR-X as its main target and its weapon will be the LS7 7.0L V8 engine.
The Camaro SSX also has benefited from a similar treatment by considerably reducing its weight thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber in parts like the hood, doors and trunk of the car. From a performance point of view, the LS3 6.2L V-8 from the Camaro SS now develops more than 500 Hp thanks to Chevrolet Performance Parts upgrades including new camshaft, cylinder heads and dry-sump oiling system.
Best of all, the two track cars are equipped with a six-speed manual transmission! More pictures of the beasts in the gallery below.
[source: General Motors]