(More pics and Chevy's press release after the jump)
[Source: GM Europe)
Exciting Chevrolet study WTCC Ultra celebrates world premiere
Striking design: Ready-to-drive racecar study with radical contours
Further novelties: Chevrolet Epica Diesel, Chevrolet Captiva
Zurich/Paris. An athlete takes centre stage: The exciting racecar study WTCC Ultra will be the highlight of the Chevrolet Europe presentation at the Paris Motor Show from September 30 to October 15, 2006. The ready-to-drive concept car was developed by a GM team around the globe. It is the optical vision of a new touring car generation and takes the Chevrolet body language to the extreme. The compact Chevrolet WTCC Ultra (length/width/height: 4,325/1,905/1,570 mm) will celebrate its world premiere on the Chevrolet stand in Hall 5.2 of the Expo in Paris.
The trade and the general public will also get to see for the first time the new Chevrolet Epica Diesel, which will be launched in spring 2007. The mid-class sedan is powered by a two-litre common rail diesel with 150 hp. After the Captiva Diesel, which will reach the European showrooms in autumn and is celebrating its French premiere in Paris, the Epica is thus Chevrolet Europe's second diesel.
World premiere: Exciting racecar study Chevrolet WTCC Ultra
The bold and aggressive design of the racecar study sounds out the limits of Chevrolet's design language. The WTCC Ultra is a design icon that bends the present WTCC regulations. Words like "aggressive, muscular and dramatic" describe the car's design. Sharp lines contrast with more organic, flowing surfaces. The WTCC Ultra is propelled by a 190 hp diesel engine. Its proportions give the impression of a car that looks fast even when it's standing still.