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2014 Camaro Z/28 the Most Track-capable Camaro Ever
– Chevrolet introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro line at the New
York Auto Show, including the return of the Z/28, the most iconic model
in Camaro history.
Camaro models feature a revised exterior design that integrates
high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability
at high speeds. The new Camaro Z/28 also features a full aerodynamics
package that creates downforce at speed, which helps make it the most
track-capable offering in Camaro’s history.
ultimate track-capable Camaro, this car restores the mission of the
original Z/28, and serves as a testament to the expertise of Chevrolet
as the best-selling brand of performance cars,” said Mark Reuss,
president, GM North America. “The build sheet is the wish list of any
racer: lightweight, high-revving, dry-sump LS7 engine; carbon-ceramic
brakes; integrated coolers for track use; true aerodynamic downforce,
and a significant reduction in curb weight. This car could only come
from Chevrolet, and could only be called the Z/28.”
Camaro Z/28 was introduced in 1967, created to compete in the Sports Car
Club of America's Trans-Am 2 class. It featured a smaller, lighter,
302-cubic-inch V-8 for improved weight balance, as well as quick-ratio
steering and a heavy-duty suspension for track use. In keeping with its
road-racing focus, the 1967 Camaro Z/28 was not available with an
automatic transmission or air conditioning.
new Camaro Z/28 is not intended to compete in a specific race series, it
is solely focused on track capability. In initial testing, the Camaro
Z/28 is three seconds faster per lap than the Camaro ZL1.
That extra speed comes
from three areas:
Increased grip: The Z/28 is capable of 1.05 g in cornering
acceleration, due to comprehensive chassis revisions
Increased stopping power: the Z/28 features Brembo carbon-ceramic
brakes capable of 1.5 g in deceleration, and consistent brake feel,
lap after lap
Reduced curb weight: The naturally aspirated Z/28 weighs 300 pounds
less than the supercharged Camaro ZL1, with changes ranging from
lightweight wheels to thinner rear-window glass
original, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is offered only with a manual
transmission. In a nod to modern convenience, air-conditioning is
available, but only as an option.
out to make the fastest road-racing Camaro possible that was still
street-legal,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “While the
Camaro ZL1 offers exceptional performance on the street, the drag strip,
and the track, the Z/28 is entirely focused on the track performance.
The Z/28 will be too track-focused for most drivers, but offers
road-racers one of the most capable track cars ever offered from an
The new 2014 Camaro line will arrive at Chevrolet dealers
later in 2013. The Camaro Z/28 is expected to be appearing at track
events across the United States in spring 2014.
(March 28, 2013)