2011 Chevrolet WTCC Cruze Unveiled
Last year was a huge success for Chevrolet as they managed to win both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ championship with the Cruze. They’re back for this year with the evolution of that car, which meets the new FIA rules that have been created in order to reflect the reality of today’s smaller and more efficient turbocharged engines. This means that the 2011 model ditched the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine and has been fitted with a turbocharged 1.6-liter power plant.
This new engine under the bonnet produces 306 hp (310 PS / 228 kW) and 247 lb.-ft (335 Nm) of torque. They had to make a couple of changes to the car in order to adapt it for the new engine. For this purpose, they’ve redesigned the cooling and ancillary engine systems, the brakes, front suspension, weight distribution and aerodynamics.
As far as the driver lineup for this year is concerned, nothing has changes as world champion Yvan Muller will continue to drive the car, along with Rob Huff in the number 2 Cruze. For this season, Chevrolet will have a third and a fourth car in the competition. The car will have its official debut the next weekend at the Curitiba race in Brazil.
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