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    Default Chevrolet Optra in WTCC!

    Some Info for you guys.

    Extracts have been taken from:http://www.nexusauto.com.pk/news_archive.shtml

    Here it goes:

    Chevrolet Participation in the World Touring Car Championship



    The reasons for the program
    We started operations a bit more than two years ago, in October 2002 as GM Daewoo Europe. We always stated that it was our objective to be "easy to do business with" and that we want to offer expressive styling, proven technology, solid performance, quality and reliability and all this at an affordable price. All of this is right in line with the philosophy of Chevrolet on a global level. We have announced a few months ago that we would sale our cars as Chevrolet and to gain awareness, we have looked at different possibilities and it rapidly turned out that Motorsport was the best platform for a manufacturer to get the maximum impact.

    Why Motorsport?
    When we go motor racing as a manufacturer, as it is the case in WTCC, we are NOT a sponsor of motor racing. We want to demonstrate the depth of our resources, reliability and the quality of our products. We will use what we'll learn from racing and of course all the learning will eventually benefit our customers. At the same time, it is amazing to see how well the program is received by the employees and especially by your colleagues of the dealer network.

    Why WTCC?
    When looking at what was possible in terms of alternatives, we thought that the WTCC would best fit to our needs:

    - the costs are well under control
    - the TV coverage and the marketing package is of great value
    - the spectacle offered to the spectator is the best what motor racing can offer
    - the WTCC is right in line with our Brand positioning, as described earlier

    Technical approach
    Now from a technical point of view, we have identified the, what we call the "J 200" platform as the most suitable for a S2000 racing car. After some wind tunnel testing and meetings with the FIA, we have defined the final package (J200 4 doors / 2 liter Canadian version) For those of you who are familiar with the technical regulations, you know that the base is the Group A with a few specific amendments. For each area where you feel that your car cannot match with competition in terms of performances, you have to file a case to the FIA Touring Car commission who will study it and decide whether your request can be accepted or not. In the case of the Chevrolet WTCC, we felt we needed to ask for special permission in the areas of:

    suspension (body height)
    and body width

    Chevrolet World Touring Car
    Technical specifications


    Dimensions
    Wheel base 2,620 mm
    Length 4,500 mm
    Width 1,809 mm
    Height 1,360 mm
    Front track 1,560 mm
    Rear track 1,560 mm
    Curb weight 1,140 kg
    Fuel capacity 50 litres

    Chassis/suspension/tyres/wheels

    Structure frame
    Steel unitary structure with FEA optimised rollcage

    Body
    Steel/composite with Motorsport aerodynamic front splitter and adjustable rear wing Fender and rear quarter panels widened to 1809mm

    Front suspension
    MacPherson Strut

    Rear suspension
    Dual link

    Wheels and tyres
    9" x 17" aluminium racing rims Michelin Competition tyres

    Front brakes
    4-pot machined aluminium calliper, 332 x 32 vented steel disc, air cooled

    Rear brakes
    2-pot machine aluminium caliper, 280 x 7 steel disc

    Engine
    Type 2.0-l, 4-cylinder

    Displacement
    1,998 cc

    Intake system
    64 mm throttle, individual injection, plenum with internal trumpets

    Valve train
    16-valve, direct-mech tappet, 33 mm inlet & 28 mm exhaust valve diameter, coil spring

    Compression ratio
    11 to 1

    Horsepower
    270 hp at 8,500 rpm

    Torque
    197 ft/lbs at 5,800 rpm

    Top Speed (estimated)
    158 mph (254 kph)

    Transmission
    Type 6-speed sequential shift Mechanical linkage

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    optra also features in the racing simulator RACE (SIMBIM)

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    the good thing about it is that now tuning setups will be available to optra tuners
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    JUSTIFYING THE CAUSE TO CREATE JTUNED.COM

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    lolz @Storm bro. True (Y)
    "Our coerced silence is the weapon that has been sharpened and brought to our throats" - Mohsin Hamid

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