Its official, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been priced at $75,000 price tag. While that price may seem steep, we assure you, finding another vehicle that performs as well as this Camaro would be hard to find. Case in point, the Z/28 is faster than the Camaro ZL1, Porsche 911 Carrera S, and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. That’s not all either. Read on to find out what else sets this Camaro apart from the competition and some of those other, high-end exotics!
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is powered by a hand-built 7.0L LS7 engine featuring a dry-sump oiling system good for 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. The powerhouse connects through a six-speed manual transmission, the only available transmission. It will have a Torsen limited-slip differential and helical gear set. Chevy’s performance Traction Management system will allow the driver to adjust the level of throttle and braking intervention for their level of comfort.
Expect the all-new Z/28 to be 100% ready for track duty thanks to a lightweight and stiff suspension. Four-way, spool-valve damping control will allow mechanics from the factory to precisely tune both bump and rebound settings. These adjustments will help with high-speed and low-speed wheel motions giving a dramatically greater damper stiffness. Any Z/28 driver will experience stiffer spring and bushing rates for improved cornering response. This cornering setup is a huge advantage over the competition. The Camaro also has an impressive 1.08 g in cornering acceleration.
On the stopping side, Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix rotors will be at all four corners for lightweight, efficient stopping power. Fixed, monoblock calipers will also be behind each wheel; the front will come with six-piston calipers, and the rear will see four-piston calipers. Drivers can expect 1.5 g in deceleration - That’s huge! Hiding the brakes at every corner will be 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in P305/30ZR19 PZero Trofeo R tires. Chevy boasts it’s the widest front tire combination on any production car.
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 doesn’t just perform like a race car, it looks and feels the part too. Only five color choices will be available for the exterior: Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic, and Summit White. The outside will also see major down force from the front and rear spoilers, and also operational front cooling ducts for the brakes. The interior is kept simple with a matte-metallic finish called Octane, a flat-bottom steering wheel, Recaro seats, and one speaker. Only one option is available on the Z/28: a $1,150 air conditioning and six-speaker package. Besides, who needs a radio when you’ve got a high-revving, naturally aspirated 7.0L under the hood?
The all-new Z/28 was built with one purpose in mind: racing. Channeling the cars deep roots in the Trans AM races, the 2014 Z/28 features loads of weight reductions. First and foremost, the car’s weight was reduced by lightening the rear seat, removing the spare tire in favor of a tire-inflator kit, trunk carpet, and HID headlamps and fog lights were even sacrificed as well. Some interior sound deadener material was also removed in an effort to save weight. A smaller battery was installed, and thinner rear-window glass was used. No safety was compromised to achieve the Z/28’s impressive 3,937lbs.
Chevrolet Performance is starting 2014 right with an impressive line-up of cars. The revamped Camaro SS, Supercharged ZL1, SS sedan, Corvette Stingray convertible and soon-to-be released 2015 Corvette Z06 will all compile to make an award-winning powerhouse for Chevy. Expect the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to be available for order in late January. The first cars are expected to be delivered to customers in the spring. The first Camaro Z/28, VIN 0001, will be auctioned at Barrett Jackson Auction during the Scottsdale, Arizona show on January 18.