Regulars here would remember that we reported in detail when the redesigned Chevrolet Camaro was revealed on a TV show. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro has finally made its public debut and has been showcased at the ongoing 2013 New York Auto Show. The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Camaro not just gets revised styling but also sees the re-birth of the Z/28 variant that will play the perfect sibling to the ZL1.
The 2014 Camaro gets restyled front end that comes with a sleeker grill, slimmer headlamps, revised bumper and a new vent for the hood. At the rear, the car gets one-piece LED tail-lamps. The car also gets a redesigned trunk that gets a third-stop light and a spoiler.
The LS7-powered Z/28 will sit between the 426hp 1LE and the 580hp ZL1.
“We set 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 automaker.”
The Z/28’s will be powered by Corvette-sourced 7.0-liter V8 that will deliver “at least 500 horsepower and 637 Nm of torque.” The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual close ratio gearbox that will send power to rear wheels (where else?).
“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,” commented Mark Reuss, president of GM North America.
The Z/28 is 45 kilograms lighter than Camaro SS and 136 kilograms lighter than the Camaro ZL1. The car comes fitted with Recaro seats, an exclusive aero package, a limited-slip differential, 305/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires and a Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix rotors for the braking system.