Chevrolet announces Cruze Cup edition, one-make racing series –

Chevrolet saw that all the “cool kids” are launching track editions of their cars, and dedicated one-make racing series, so it decided that its Cruze model can also join the new trend. As such, at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, it has presented the Cruze Cup model, and announced a special racing series for it.

The Cruze has already proved to be pretty successful in the FIA WTCC (World Touring Car Championship), winning the Marrakech race, and will now use an almost stock model for the new series, which will put pilots in identical cars.

“Our aim is to offer drivers a chance to show their skills in equally matched cars in a fairly high profile series,” said racing driver Paul McMillan. “The fact this is a car with racing pedigree, but is little different to what’s found in showrooms makes it all the more exciting.”

These special race cars will be using the 1.8-liter engine from the normal Cruze, and feature KW racing suspension and new Rimstock racing wheels. The series will debut in Rockingham, Northants, on the weekend of April 10 and 11, and will have seven rounds. More details about the new series can be found here.

Source: Newspress via Automarket

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