This Gnarly 5th Gen Camaro Set To Take On All Comers In European Endurance Series – Only American Car In The Bunch


This Gnarly 5th Gen Camaro Set To Take On All Comers In European Endurance Series – Only American Car In The Bunch

The Blancpain Endurance Series is a road racing circuit in Europe for GT cars. Companies like Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, McLaren, BMW, Audi, and others compete. Now there will be at least one Chevrolet in the mix as Reiter Engineering has announced that they will have their sinister black 5th gen Camaro on the grid at April’s contest at the famous Italian Monza course. It’ll be the baddest ass sounding thing there, that we can promise and we have video to prove it below. Apparently other guys have attempted to run Camaros in this series but the package needed work so the braking system has been upgraded along with a larger set of wheels and tires. We think that the car is really, really bad ass looking.

The basso notes laid down by the 474ci LS engine will certainly have fans cheering as that’s pretty much the international sound of American muscle. Nothing makes people smile like the throaty roar of an uncorked V8 motor pulling down a long straight and Monza has several. Obviously the guys at Reiter think that the Camaro has what it takes to stand in with some of the premier makes in the world and we’re anxious to see the results. It appears that the series does live stream its events, so when the time comes we’ll provide a link for you to tune in at.

With a sticker price of $265,000 the Camaro is actually touted as one of the least expensive options to use in the series. It makes sense, even though that price is still super bucks. Think about what it the potential cost of a factory Aston Martin, Lambo, or Bentley race car would be? The Chevy has to be be peanuts as compared to them! Of course there’s a long (if not entirely successful) history of American heavy iron jumping into the European road racing pool at places like LeMans (AJ Foyt drove a Camaro there) and lots of other places. Of course we’re not referencing the factory Corvette team or the Shelby effort, we’re talking about more humble operations than those. Reiter isn’t General Motors, if you catch our drift. They’re doing this because they see it as a platform capable of standing in with the other makes and we sure hope that they are successful. What could be cooler than peeling the paint off the side of an Aston Martin in a 5th gen Camaro down a straight at Monza? Not much!

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE REITER CAMARO GETTING HAMMERED ON AND THEN HIT THE LINK TO SEE THE FULL STORY ON THIS CAR AND THE MONZA EFFORT!

LINK: 5TH GEN CAMARO TO TAKE ON WORLD AT MONZA IN APRIL

 

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6 thoughts on “This Gnarly 5th Gen Camaro Set To Take On All Comers In European Endurance Series – Only American Car In The Bunch

  1. john

    YAWNNNNNN! If the rules would allow it I’d rather see a built out ’63 Valliant, or a ’62 Ford Falcon or even a Chevy Nova with a bid hulking alloy big block and bulging fenders represent the colors. European GT racing is as boring as NASCAR. Australian V-8 Supercars are the best…oh, sorry, they’ll be gone after 2015. Maybe Legend Cars?

  2. GuitarSlinger

    Ohhhh … goodie ! Another pretentious Chevy race car about to have its ____ handed to it by the EuroSnobs because it is a total utter and complete POS …….Brother … we Americans find more ways to embarrass ourselves when it comes to International Racing [ a reminder … NHRA NASCAR etc are NOT international racing series ]

    Where the heck the Ford GT when we need it … damn it ! ( for those who don’t know the Ford GT’s running in the Blancpain series continued way beyond their production expiration date … quite convincingly as well I might add )….

    1. Rathbone

      You don’t pay much attention to sports car racing then? The C6R dominated the Europeans to the point they forced them to de-tune the engine to less than a showroom stock Corvette produced, plus added over 150 pounds to them. Then the CTS-V set the track record for a production stock sedan at the Nurburgring. It’s anti-American sentiment that allows them to get away with altering the rules in their favor – and leads to comments such as yours.

  3. AngryJoe

    pretty sinister lookinf Camaro and thats coming from a guy who HATES this cars styling with every fiber of his being….Porps to these guys gor having the nards to try to throw down with the big boys…Hope they do well.

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