We Need This Road-Devouring Camaro GT4.R Race Car That's Now for Sale to the Public

The only catch? A $259,000 price tag.
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The only catch? A $259,000 price tag.
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Chevrolet sports car racing shop Pratt & Miller Engineering is granting your wish to buy a real race car, with the Camaro GT4.R being released for public sale at $259,000.

Of course, it still isn't street legal, so you'll need to haul it to a track to use it, but you can be confident of the GT4.R's performance when you get there.

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It is a tribute to the incredible performance of the Camaro ZL1 that not only does the GT4.R include much of the street car's speed equipment for full-on racing duty, but the GT4.R's engine is actually restricted to a comparatively paltry 480 horsepower (down from 650 horses) because of the GT4 racing class rules that level performance among the various brands contesting the category.

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The GT4 blends the factory ZL1 bodywork and hood air extractor vent with lightweight racing-grade carbon fiber doors and front fascia. The ZL1-lookalike front splitter and dive planes are actually custom GT4-compliant pieces, and there's a giant adjustable rear wing.

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The mostly stock 6.2-liter LT1 small block V8 is supplemented with custom fuel inject and a dry sump oil system. But forget about the factory Tremec gearbox. That's replaced by a racing-grade Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission, supplemented with pneumatic paddle shifting. 

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Check this out: the ZL1's rear Brembo brakes make the grade for racing duty, but the fronts are predictably swapped for pure racing six-piston calipers.

Ohlins 2-way adjustable front struts and rear shocks provide the necessary suspension setup options. Front and rear swaybars are also adjustable.

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Hopefully your budget is similarly accommodating.