The Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe WTCC Safety Car

Chevrolet Camaro serves as safety car for World Touring Car Championship

The World Touring Car Championship is dominated by 4-cylinder powered sedans and hatchbacks but starting later this season, the fabled Chevrolet Camaro SS will serve as the safety car (pace car for you NASCAR fans out there) for the popular WTCC racing series.

The Chevrolet Cruze has been one of the most successful vehicles in the World Touring Car Championship over the past few years (including a championship last season) so to build on the popularity of the Chevy teams, GM has offered up a Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe for Safety Car duties during the 2012 WTCC season.

Even though the World Touring Car Championship field is compiled entirely of lightweight, front wheel drive sedans and hatchbacks powered by high revving 4-cylinder engines, the fabled performance history of the Chevrolet Camaro has made it a legend around the world – even in markets where it has never been available in dealerships. GM has openly discussed their hopes to begin selling the Camaro in other markets so using the Camaro SS Coupe as the safety vehicle in the non-US bound World Touring Car Championship allows General Motors to show off a little American muscle to prospective buyers in new markets.

Piloting the Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe serving as the World Touring Car Championship safety car is Bruno Correia, an experienced WTCC driver who looks back on one particularly nasty crash of his own in 2009.

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