From day one, the stripped-out, competition-focused Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has drawn comparisons with the Porsche 911 GT3. They're mean, no-frills, naturally aspirated beasts; hyper-evolved modern versions of legends built with track days in mind and little else.
It has the suspension from a Formula One car, the optional tires from the McLaren P1, and supercar-level next generation carbon ceramic brakes. But this isn't a million dollar supercar. This is a $75,000 Chevrolet. And it is one of the most amazing, odds-defying cars of the year.
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will totally change your mind on how a Camaro is supposed to perform. Mark Stielow is the man responsible for engineering this car. And now he's here to answer all of your burning engineering questions.
Designers might make a sexy looking car, but engineers make cars that you actually want to drive. Engineers made the 2014 Camaro Z/28. And it's transformed the Camaro for the better in every conceivable way. That means this is a modern Camaro that's actually as good as Camaro fanboys pretend it is.
In an unexpected turn of events, the Camaro Z/28's engineers noticed that the tires rotated at least a full 360 degrees on the rims during a single lap on the test track. Brembo's carbon-ceramic brake rotors can do that to you.
By harnessing the miraculous power of SCIENCE, GM is able to turn their hulking land yacht of a muscle car into the Nürburgring-destroying, Porsche-eating Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. But it takes more than just power to humiliate the Germans. Even the bowtie has to get involved!
Chevrolet has taken a page from the Porsche playbook. The lightweight 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 costs $20,000 more than the Camaro ZL1. And it'll be worth every penny.
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is the muscular beast's ultimate evolution, a stripped-down track monster made to annihilate anything Ford can dish out. That includes the mighty Mustang Boss 302. Just ask a totally unbiased source with no dog in the fight whatsoever — Chevrolet!
There are two reasons why the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 exists right now: To give longtime Camaro fans a true track car and, according to its top engineer, to "beat the shit out of anything Ford can put out on the road." Here's how GM is going to pull that off.
There's this guy. He's at every car event ever held. He has white hair and a voice that gets high sometimes. He only wears denim. And for some reason, this man gets access to drive everything. And that includes the 2014 Camaro Z/28. Lucky bastard.
The Camaro z/28 is back with an LS7 V8 and 500 horsepower. Carbon brakes, AC is optional, and tons of weight was taken out.