The Chevrolet WTCC Ultra concept from the 2006 Paris Motor
Show is a bold, almost cartoonish, vision of a next-generation
touring car racer.
The WTCC Ultra is powered by a 2 litre turbocharged diesel
developing 190 horsepower. To keep the unladen weight
as low as possible, the designers of the Chevrolet WTCC
Ultra have made plenty of use of modern lightweight materials.
The body parts are finished in "Stealth Blue", a further
development of the familiar Chevrolet blue, and are made
of a glass fibre and carbon
The flat underbody of the fully functioning Chevrolet
WTCC Ultra touring concept car, which also graphically
divides up the vehicle because of its dark colour, and
the front and rear spoilers are made of a plain weave
carbon fibre composite. The window frames and the air
inlet grilles at the front are finished in semi gloss
dark grey. They make an attractive contrast with the glossy
silver-painted wheels and the polished aluminium door
handles, number plate and centrally positioned tailpipes.
Another aerodynamic feature apart from the flat underbody
and the spoilers of the Chevrolet WTCC Ultra is a rear
diffuser to create additional downforce.
For better weight distribution, the WTCC Ultra's driver
is situated as far back and as low as possible. All the
control surfaces of the car are designed to be exactly
where the driver requires, from the steering wheel and
sequential gear selector, to the adjustable pedalbox and
the console-mounted electrical switches. The inner door
releases in the front doors are also situated further
back than usual to be in reach of the driver. The steering
wheel is similarly rear-ward of normal, and houses all
the technical information readouts for the driver in two
screens. The main circular screen displays the gear selection
and tachometer, as well as oil and water temperatures,
fuel and oil levels, and brake bias. Four push buttons
on the wheel control the functions of the main screen.
Similar and related vehicles:
Chevrolet Bel Air