Until now, chances are if you took your brand new sports or muscle car to the local track for some high-performance hijinks, you would be laughed out of your dealer’s service bay if you tried claiming for warranty work. Not so if you’re driving your 2016 Camaro SS or upcoming 1LE or ZL1 variants on a closed circuit (those facilities are springing up everywhere, by the way). The Trenchcoated One hears that General Motors will now cover you under the Camaro’s powertrain warranty should anything of a mechanical nature break. And that includes competition, not just tooling around the track on your own. Of course, tire wear and bodywork aren’t included and the warranty doesn’t count if the car is modified.
A weekend racer, with warranty? Bring it on, then.