Chevrolet and 16-time NHRA champion John Force unveiled the new 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car, set to debut at the NHRA Kansas Nationals.
The 10,000hp supercharged drag car can accelerate from zero to 330mph in less than 4 seconds and is the first with a body based on the sixth-generation Camaro SS.
“I started my career in a Chevrolet and I couldn’t be more excited to put this new Camaro SS Funny Car on the track,” said Force. “With all the assistance from Chevrolet, it not only looks great, it’s designed to perform better than anything we’ve had before, with a shape that should help us get down the track quicker and with greater stability.”
The new body is not only lighter than previous Camaro Funny Cars but also features unique aerodynamic elements, including the front integrated splitter that sends air over the body, increasing the downforce. The new design also incorporates blow-out panel safety devices that relieve underbody pressure to help keep the body on the chassis in the event of an engine failure.
“The 2016 Camaro has been a great success in the showroom and Chevrolet is proud to contribute to its debut in NHRA’s Funny Car class,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. “It joins the 2016 COPO Camaro in the Sportsman classes, strengthening Chevrolet’s presence in drag racing, which dates back nearly 60 years.”