16 time NHRA Champion and drag racing legend John Force is no stranger to Chevrolet, in fact he started his career racing the bow tie brand. So it was pretty neat seeing him at last year’s Chevrolet SEMA unveiling to release the news he was once again coming back to Chevrolet.
A couple of days ago, John unveiled the all new 2016 Camaro SS Funny car he will race this weekend at the NHRA Kansas Nationals, in Topeka Kan. The new funny car body is based on the sixth generation Camaro SS and is the first to do so.
“I started my career in a Chevrolet and I couldn’t be more excited to put this new Camaro SS Funny Car on the track,” said Force. “With all the assistance from Chevrolet, it not only looks great, it’s designed to perform better than anything we’ve had before, with a shape that should help us get down the track quicker and with greater stability.”
With countless hours of wind tunnel testing and computational analysis, the new body was tuned to perfection because when your putting 10,000 horsepower to the track and accelerating from 0-330 mph in less than 4 seconds there is no room for error.
Additionally, the new body carries the distinctive styling signatures of the 2016 Camaro SS’s front and rear end designs. It is also much lighter than John Force Racing’s previous Camaro Funny Car Bodies.
“The 2016 Camaro has been a great success in the showroom and Chevrolet is proud to contribute to its debut in NHRA’s Funny Car class,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. “It joins the 2016 COPO Camaro in the Sportsman classes, strengthening Chevrolet’s presence in drag racing, which dates back nearly 60 years.”