2005 Chevrolet Lacetti WTCC R+ Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 22 September 2008 , 02:09:49 byVeronica

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Chevrolet Lacetti WTCC R+ Concept

Chevrolet presented the prototype of a road version of the popular racing car. Their WTCC R+ concept vehicle is based on the 4-door Lacetti / Nubira and has been thoroughly reworked and upgraded optically, aerodynamically and technically under the management of Ray Mallock Limited the WTCC partner of Chevrolet. The exterior of this sporty 4-door model has a great deal in common with the sophisticated aerodynamics of the racing car. For example, it has a deep front bumper with pronounced air inlets that blend into the wider front fenders. In combination with the dark tinted windows, a rear spoiler and a Venturi-effect rear bumper round off the sporty look of the new car. The sporty aspect was also wanted for the interior as well. The black leather upholstery of the seats has a distinctive stitching finish. For example, the front seats incorporate the R+ logo, as do the special foot-well mats and the dash panel. The driver has full command of the enormous power of the sporty Lacetti thanks to the special sports-styled steering wheels and the non-slip aluminum pads of the pedals of gearshift knob. A supercharger joins forces with a charged air intercooler to raise the output by more than 40 %. To be more precise, the engine is capable of developing 127 BHP and 170 lb. ft. of torque. This output, enables the Lacetti WTCC R+ to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of 134 mph. To be sure that the power is transmitted cleanly to the road, the carmaker equipped the Lacetti WTCC R+ with a limited slip differential. The suspensions have also been fundamentally modified. At the front rear, the Nubira is lower by 30 mm and the standard suspension link bushes have been replaced with heavier-duty items for a more spontaneous feel and sharper handling.