2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: ready to attack the track

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Today Chevrolet released pictures and details of the track orientated 2014 Camaro Z/28 at the New York Auto Show.

The exterior has been redesigned to provide improved stability and cooling at high speeds. The Z/28 model name harkens back to the 302 cubic inch (5.0 L) 1967 Camaro which was introduced to participated in the SCCA Trans-Am 2 class.

The 2014 Z/28 features GM’s LS7, producing 500 BHP and 470 lb-ft of torque. First introduced in the Corvette Z06, the naturally aspirated V8 LS7 displaces 427 cubic inches (7.0L) and is dry sump, useful for the 1.05 g cornering and 1.5g braking forces the car is capable of.

The hand-assembled LS7 engine features titanium intake and connecting rods, CNC-ported cylinder heads, forged crank and main caps. The big 11.0:1 compression ratio V8 spins to a 7,000 RPM redline.

The Z/28 weighs in at 300 lbs less than its 580 BHP supercharged ZL1 brethren. Power is channeled to the rear wheels through a Tremec TR6060 manual transmission coupled to a 3.91:1 differential with LSD. Both the transmission and differential feature a liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (cooler).

Our favorite feature of the Camaro? The matte-metallic finish called Octane.

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