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Reporting from the invitation-only GMPP (General Motors Performance Parts) event at Spring Mountain racetrack here in Nevada, we have some fantastic news for everyone! Take a look at the pictures and read our press release below!

Much more detailed info, press release, and MORE pictures! at this website as well:
http://www.topspeed.com/cars/chevrolet/2010-corvette-z06x-track-car-concept-ar99285.html











Today GM announced the release of the General Motors Performance Parts Z06X Corvette and SSX Camaro. These uniquely track-equipped versions of the Corvette and Camaro will be built by GM and Pratt & Miller Engineering (of Corvette Racing and Camaro race car fame). Pfadt Race Engineering was selected as the exclusive and premier manufacturer for the suspension equipment on both vehicles. The Performance oriented packages will be available to the public through every GM dealer as part of the GMPP (General Motors Performance Parts) catalog. Boasting of select carbon bodywork, lightweight components throughout, increased horsepower, upgraded brakes, wheels and tires; this Corvette Z06X is the real deal track machine. Click the link above for full details!


The GM Track Pack cars are true beasts. GM has pulled out all of the stops, launching enthusiast vehicles that are factory built and ready for the road-course club racer. Interested customers can order their Corvette or Camaro package through their local GM dealership. The race cars are built by Pratt & Miller Engineering, the current constructer for GM’s highly successful ALMS/Compuware Corvettes. Customers will be able to take delivery of their race prepared packages for Corvette or Camaro and immediately have a capable race car, ready for competition at their local road course. Each vehicle will be equipped with a full compliment of tuned Pfadt Race Engineering suspension. Since the introduction of the C5 Corvette in 1997, racers have transformed the street cars into capable race cars and competed successfully against the likes of Ford, Dodge, BMW, Porsche and Ferrari. More recently, 5th Generation Camaro owners have enjoyed the same experience.

Proper Suspension. When it came time for GM and Pratt & Miller Engineering to equip the GMPP track pack cars with the best suspension products, they called Pfadt Race Engineering to get the job done. GM and Pratt & Miller could have chosen any of the existing companies to partner with, but chose Pfadt Race Engineering because of our engineering focus, our experience racing, and our commitment to the Chevrolet brand. Pfadt has the experience and products necessary to make both of these cars a success on the track; we have proven so for years with our highly successful suspension, powertrain and chassis products for the Corvette C5/C6/Z06 and 5th Generation Camaro.

Pfadt FeatherLight Generation Coil Overs. The much anticipated release of Pfadt Race Engineering's FeatherLight Generation Corvette coilovers is substantially closer to a street date. Featured on the GMPP Z06X Corvette the Pfadt FeatherLight Generation C5/C6 coilovers be double adjustable, remote reservoir, extremely light, and competition-ready. We could think of no better option for GMs inaugural coilover-equipped Corvette offering.

Official GMPP Licensing. All Pfadt products that are included in the GMPP Track Package cars (both Corvette and Camaro) will carry the official GMPP licensing, and will be the ONLY option for factory-backed performance suspension packages that incorporate a certification from your GM dealer (off road use only). Again, this is fantastic news as ordering a Pfadt suspension package will be as easy as picking up the GMPP catalog from your local GM dealership. This isn't just one set of coilovers, this is the entire package of products for both Corvette and Camaro. GM and Pfadt Racing have you covered.

GM Commitment. GMs intentions are clear regarding their position within the motorsport industry. Industry insiders often talk of competing companies who pledge to support racers by offering viable performance and track options. With the introduction of the Track Package cars, GM is taking a firm stance by launching two platforms to suit different budgets and competition levels. GM is not only providing options to their enthusiast base, they are also presenting the performance products in an á la carte manner through the GMPP sales network, allowing customers to purchase individual components, or the entire package.

Built to win. GM is taking the competition seriously, putting its best foot forward on the Z06X Corvette and SSX Camaro. GM has partnered with the most prestigious race car builder for the fabrication and preparation of these vehicles by choosing Pratt & Miller Engineering. Pratt & Miller is responsible for the handling of these identical duties on the factory extremely successful Corvette Racing and Camaro Racing programs. By selecting Pfadt Race Engineering as the suspension partner, GM has a winning combination. The Track Pack vehicles are built with the tested and tuned products that have already earned their pedigree with success in club racing. GM knows in order to improve their already fantastic platforms for racing, they need to turned to more specialized companies to handle the performance upgrades. These companies have different objectives that align more with the interests of racers and performance enthusiasts.


AND STAY tuned for more updates. We are literally at the GM event right now and will get more info as needed!
 

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Truly awesome car.

I guess I will have to bite the bullet. Any different marking on the GMPP kit vs direct from PFADT?
 

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What an absolutely gorgeous Corvette ! Big congratulations to Pfadt ! :thumbsup:
 

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Finally!!!!

Thank You GM!
 

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It's a great looking car.

Aaron, are we still at 50/50 for the Z06x ... and 0% odds for the Camaro going into production? :huh:
 

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Truly awesome car.

I guess I will have to bite the bullet. Any different marking on the GMPP kit vs direct from PFADT?
Sorry for the really late reply on this...

Yes and no. There are a couple of items that were specific for this Z06X build that will be offered through the GMPP catalogue. With that said, most of the components are identical. You will be able to purchase either the traditional parts or the GMPP parts direct from Pfadt, or your local GM dealer!
 

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It's a great looking car.

Aaron, are we still at 50/50 for the Z06x ... and 0% odds for the Camaro going into production? :huh:
It is a tough call Patrick. People are certainly on-board with the project, but as we have all seen in the past it takes a lot of focused effort to push things through.

Regardless of whether they make it or not, it is a good sign of things to come. The fact that GM will now be branching out and offering Z06X build parts to customers is a fantastic step in the right direction. GM is showing the availability of competitive parts for racers, and that is huge!

Can't put a % on it. It would be a total guess, and close to your guess as well.
 

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We just got a couple short videos up on our YouTube page from earlier this month. This first one is of Aaron and Dr. Jamie Meyer discussing the "X" projects and what they mean. Sorry for the poor audio, we did not have a professional mic on hand.

SEMA Z06X/SSX discussion

And just a short clip of the GMPP track day Z06X in transit to be loaded up to go to the SEMA show floor:

Z06X Transit
 

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We just got a couple short videos up on our YouTube page from earlier this month. This first one is of Aaron and Dr. Jamie Meyer discussing the "X" projects and what they mean. Sorry for the poor audio, we did not have a professional mic on hand.

SEMA Z06X/SSX discussion

And just a short clip of the GMPP track day Z06X in transit to be loaded up to go to the SEMA show floor:

Z06X Transit
The Z06X sounds as good as it looks :thumbsup:
 
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