Revving up the excitement at Yas Marina Circuit, six new 2019 Chevrolet Camaros have been added to the track’s line-up, including, for the first time ever, the high performance Camaro ZL1. The new Camaros will bring the exclusive on-track experiences to the next level for the thrill seekers across the UAE. With some of the region’s best driving experiences, Yas Marina Circuit puts petrol-heads at the center of action with driving, karting, drifting and drag racing, with enthusiasts able to experience the last two in the exhilarating new Chevrolet Camaros.
The Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing will help fanatics become experienced drag racers in a controlled environment, starting with an instructional lap with a professional driver, showcasing the exceptional acceleration of the Camaro ZL1 of 0-100 time of just 3.5 seconds. Passengers will then have a chance to drive themselves, under careful supervision of their instructor. Once you get behind the wheel, the Camaro is a thrill like no other on the drag racing strip.
If you’re looking for something on the wild side, the Chevrolet Drift Taxi is a loud and thrilling insight into the world of drifting. Driven by a professional drift instructor, this passenger experience will spin you around the extreme angles of the North Handling of Yas Marina Circuit in the super modified and lightweight Camaro SS. This experience is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Commenting on the addition of the three 2SS and three ZL1 Camaros, Ali Al Marzooqi, Sales Director at Yas Marina Circuit said: “Driving experiences increasingly play a major part in the success of the Yas Marina Circuit and the addition of an iconic car like the Camaro to the drag race experience and drifting taxi has further encouraged motor heads to get on the track. We look forward to taking our partnership with Chevrolet to the next level, introducing new experiences for car enthusiasts across the UAE.”
Ahmed Soudodi, Head of Brand at Chevrolet Middle East added: “It gives us great pleasure to hand over the keys of six brand new 2019 Camaros to the Yas Marina Circuit. The Camaro has been an icon of American performance engineering for decades and we are very excited to give participants the chance to experience the thrill of driving one on the track.”
To ensure their safety on the strip, all participants will be given a briefing on safety regulations and reaction training in the reaction simulator room before getting in the cars. The briefing was overseen by the Yas Drag Racing Centre’s Chief Instructor. Participants were also given instructions on how to control the cars through staging, braking zones and the finish line.
Once briefed and instructed on safety and driving guidelines, participants hit the track where they can be cheered on by their friends and families, as well as other performance car enthusiasts.
The 2019 Camaro SS comes with a 6.2L LT1 direct-injected Small Block V-8 rated engine at 455 hp (339 kW) and 617Nm of torque. The Camaro ZL1 is powered by the LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine rated at 650 hp (485 kW).