Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2014

As track-capable as the ZL1 proved to be, Chevy just couldn’t let a heavy supercharged Camaro sport the infamous Z/28 badge. Instead, it waited to stuff the large, 7.0-liter Z06 engine under the hood of a Camaro stripped of perfunctory items. Sound deadening material and the trunk carpet are out, as are the automatic-transmission option and the standard air conditioning system. In all, the Z/28 weighs 300 fewer pounds than the ZL1. But with 80 fewer ponies to carry it, all things may seem to be equal… until you get to the susĀ­pension. The Z/28 drops the ZLl’s magnetic ride control dampers for race-proven spool-valve dampers, allowing engineers to dramatically increase the damping stiffness without significantly changing ride quality. Combined with a set of ceramic brakes, the result is a three-second improvement in lap times compared to the ZL1. According to Chevrolet, the stiffer string rates and suspension bushings and massive 305 tires promise up to 1.05gs of grip. All this is wrapped in an aerodynamic package atop the other changes for 2014.Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2014 photoChevrolet Camaro Z28 2014 photo2Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2014 frontChevrolet Camaro Z28 2014 backChevrolet Camaro Z28 2014 interior

Price: $60,000 (estimated)
Engine: 7.0-liter V-8
Horsepower: 500
0-60: Fewer than 4.0 seconds
Top Speed: 208 mph
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Torque: 470 foot-pounds