An FIA World Touring Car Championship Runner for Everyday Enthusiasts?
Think Chevrolet and racing, and you'll most likely link the two on a banked oval somewhere in the Southern United States, or on a
|To mark its re-entry into the European market, Chevrolet has decided to take the plunge and join the action in the FIA World Touring Car Championships. (Photo: FIA)|
To mark its re-entry into the European market, Chevrolet has decided to take the plunge and join the action in the FIA World Touring Car Championships, or WTCC for short. A continuously evolving motorsport, known last year as the ETCC (European Touring Car Championship), this fast-paced racing series transforms the
|Chevrolet recently entered the series with a four-door Lacetti sedan to compete against the likes of BMW, Alfa Romeo, Seat, Honda and Ford. (Photo: General Motors of Canada)|
To celebrate the racer's launch, Chevrolet has teamed up with partner Ray Mallock Ltd. to create a special, road-going concept version of the racing car called the Lacetti WTCC R+. Like the racing car, the road-going version is based on the GMDAT-engineered Lacetti (known to North Americans as the Chevrolet Optra sedan), and is powered by a derivative of the same 2.0-litre inline-four engine as in regular models.