2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Leads Restyled Lineup

2013 New York Auto Show


  • 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Picture

    2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Picture

    | March 27, 2013

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2013 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 headed up the restyled 2014 Camaro lineup that debuted on Wednesday at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
  • The 2014 Camaro line will hit showrooms in late 2013.
  • The 2014 Camaro Z/28 gets the LS7 7.0-liter aluminum V8 engine from the Corvette Z06.

NEW YORK — The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 headed up the restyled 2014 Camaro lineup that debuted on Wednesday at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The 2014 Camaro line will hit showrooms in late 2013. Pricing was not announced.

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 gets the LS7 7.0-liter aluminum V8 engine from the Corvette Z06. The engine is rated at 500 horsepower. The only transmission available is a Tremec six-speed manual.

The idea behind the 2014 Z/28 was to strip out weight. The front seats use manual adjusters to keep the weight down, and air-conditioning is optional. The pass-through was also eliminated from the rear seatback, saving 9 pounds.

Al Oppenheiser, the Camaro's chief engineer, described the Z/28 as "too track-focused for most drivers," but said it is "one of the most capable track cars ever offered from an automaker."

The Z/28 is street legal, but designed for the racetrack. It is expected to appear at track events starting in spring 2014.

All 2014 Camaro models sport a revised exterior with improved aerodynamics for better cooling and stability. The Z/28 features an aero package that creates downforce at high speeds, along with carbon-ceramic brake discs and a cooler for the rear differential.

Initial testing by GM showed the new Z/28 to be 3 seconds faster per lap than the ZL1, the former "highest-performing production Camaro of all time."

Edmunds says: A great use for an engine that is too often overlooked.

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