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GM @ SEMA: Nascar Chevy Impala SS Car of Tomorrow

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GM @ SEMA
NASCAR Chevy Impala SS 'Car of Tomorrow'
For release: Oct. 29, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EDT


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Racing teams in NASCAR’s premier series began racing an all-new racecar design at several venues during the 2007 season. Dubbed the Car of Tomorrow (COT), this “universal” racecar was designed to bring new safety innovations to the drivers while also improving the competition during races. The COT also is aimed at driving down costs for race teams, as its basic design makes it adaptable to a variety of tracks, meaning teams can build fewer cars for the season.

Chevrolet displayed an Impala SS racecar at SEMA, highlighting a successful season that, to date has seen victories at 12 of the 15 races where the COT was implemented – starting with Kyle Busch’s win at Bristol on March 25. Chevrolet has secured its 31 st NASCAR Nextel Cup manufacturers championship, has won more than 600 NASCAR Nextel Cup races—more than any other manufacturer—and has won a record-setting five straight Daytona 500 races.

Car of Tomorrow enhancements and highlights include:
• Driver’s seat moved four inches inboard
• Roll cage shifted three inches rearward
• Exterior dimensions are two inches taller and four inches wider
• Additional “crushability” built into the car sides
• Front lower splitter used to produce downforce
• Adjustable rear wing
• Fuel system capacity reduced by 4.25 gallons

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prinzSD    0

Nascar is so irrelevent that GM needs to get out and go racing where the real men race. I stopped watching Nascar about five years ago and every year the clowns who are running Nascar look dumber and dumber. Wait a minute, I am starting to drink too much of Peter DeLorenzo(AutoExtremist) cool aid. :stupid:

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guionM    0

What's the point of even showing a NASCAR Impala.

The cars of NASCAR had zilch to do with real cars before the COT. Now, even the upper body profile has no resemblence to any actual production cars.

NASCAR is no longer a race. It's basically the old IROC but without real cars and around an oval.

Give me Aussie V8 supercar series, a good SCCA race, or even a Formula 1 race (at least some of the engines come from real manufacturers) any day!

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