The Chevy Camaro already competes in numerous high-profile race series around the world, including in NASCAR, Trans-Am, various GT4 series and, starting in 2022, the Australia Supercars Championship.
The Chevy Camaro and motorsports go hand-in-hand, so naturally, the GM Design team is interested in the various ways they can translate the sports coupe’s styling over to the world of racing. This fun design sketch, which was completed by GM Creative Designer Darby Barber, is a great example of how the automaker experiments with the Camaro’s exterior design cues when it comes to racing and motorsports.
Barber seems to have envisioned this fictional Camaro race car as a GTLM-spec car, judging by the IMSA GTLM number plates affixed to its doors. The GTLM class is where the Corvette C8.R currently competes, so it’s safe to say the Camaro won’t be joining this category soon, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see some design cues displayed here translate to other future Camaro race cars.
General Motors Special Vehicles (or GMSV) is currently busy designing and engineering a Chevy Camaro ZL1 for the Australian Supercars Championship’s Gen3 ruleset, which will be introduced from the 2022 season onward. The automaker already released a preliminary design sketch for the Camaro ZL1 Supercar, but we wouldn’t be shocked if the finished product pulled a little inspiration from Barber’s design as well. We’ll have to wait for the new right-hand-drive racer to make its debut later this year or early next year to see what it really looks like, though.
This GTLM-spec Chevy Camaro race car may only be a design exercise, but we’re just happy to see the GM Design team taking a continued interest in racing and motorsports to help promote nameplates like the Corvette and Camaro. It’d be a shame for these enthusiast cars to get left behind amid GM’s transition to an all-electric future, after all.