The Camaro News - May 2014

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Event: 3rd Annual Chevy High Performance Nationals

ProMedia Events, the company that brings you the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is pleased to announce what will once again be the largest all-GM event of the year: the 3rd Annual Chevy High Performance Nationals, which will take place at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, the weekend of May 30 - June 1, 2014. This event, presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, is sure to attract some of the baddest Chevy and GM show cars, drag cars, and autocross competitors in the U.S. for year-long bragging rights. For coverage of this awesome event, you can check back here and in Chevy High Performancemagazine and chevyhiperformance.com!

"ProMedia has a rich history of exciting heads-up door-slammer action and we're proud to have a joint venture with such an incredible organization," says Henry De Los Santos, editor of Chevy High Performancemagazine. "Whether you're a serious competitor, an avid car show buff, or just a big-time enthusiast of performance street machines, having a show of this caliber takes all-GM branded events to a whole new level."

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The Chevy High Performance Nationals will once again feature a huge all-GM car show, where you will see some of the coolest early- and late-model muscle cars and hot rods on display. Hundreds of awards will be given away both Saturday and Sunday, and winners have a chance to be featured in a national magazine! Chevrolet Performance is putting up big money for five heads-up LSX race classes, with the pinnacle being LSX Drag Radial, a turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous-powered GM class with speeds upwards of 200 mph!

Corner carvers are in for a treat at the CHP Nationals with the Jet-Hot autocross course, presented by Performance Distributors, where some of the best-known tuners will race for awards and glory! Also be sure to check out the 4th Annual Street Machine Challenge, an invitational only event where top-tier street machines are guaranteed to be seen pushing it to the limit on the dragstrip, 60-to-0 braking challenge, and autocross course.

Other event features include 300-plus-mph jet cars attempting to break the Georgia land speed record. There will be plenty of race classes for all levels of competition beginning with the Summit Racing-sponsored bracket competition.

Tremec will sponsor the True Street class where there will be nine different class winners.

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Other attractions include a huge manufacturers midway, a giant used parts swap meet, the world-famous burnout contest, and much more! This is the "must attend" all-GM event of the year! Mark your calendars to be at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, May 30 - June 1, 2014.

For more information visit chpnationals.com or call 714.444.2426.


Industry: 2014 Z/28 Priced at $75,000

Chevrolet announced the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will go on sale this spring with a suggested retail price of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding tax, title, license, and dealer fees.

The new Z/28 is offered in five exterior colors: Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic, and Summit White. Only a single option is available: A $1,150 package that adds air conditioning and four audio speakers. The standard Z/28 package includes one speaker.

"The Camaro Z/28 is an uncompromising performer that's bred for the track—and every one of its unique components supports the goal of faster lap times," says Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America.

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The Z/28's unique exterior is designed like a race car to produce downforce that presses the tires against the road for greater grip—up to 1.08 g in cornering acceleration—and faster lap times. The aerodynamically optimized design helped the Camaro Z/28 log a lap on Germany's legendary Nürburgring road course that was four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1's and beat published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

Power comes from a 7.0L LS7 engine, with dry-sump oiling, rated at an SAE certified 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. The engine is built by hand at the new Performance Build Center within GM's Bowling Green assembly plant.

A close-ratio six-speed manual transmission is the only transmission offered and power is distributed to the rear wheels via a Torsen limited-slip differential featuring a helical gearset rather than traditional clutch packs for optimal traction. The differential works in unison with Chevrolet's proprietary Performance Traction Management system, allowing the driver to adjust the level of throttle and braking intervention to match their capability and driving environment.

Lightweight, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires reduce unsprung weight by 49.6 pounds compared to the 20-inch wheels and tires on either the standard Camaro SS or ZL1.

The massive 305/30ZR19 PZero Trofeo R tires represent the first production-car application in the industry and are believed to be the widest front tire on any production car. To fully exploit their grip, the Z/28 also features Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix rotors and fixed, monoblock calipers. The large 394x36mm front rotors are paired with six-piston calipers, while the 390x32mm rear rotors are paired four-piston calipers.

The Camaro Z/28 will be available to order in late January with the first cars delivered to customers in the spring.


G-Machine: Schwartz Performance to Build Raybestos Camaro

Schwartz Performance is excited to announce that they have been recruited to build the latest project car for Raybestos.

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Raybestos wanted to build a '71 Camaro RS with the goal being a car that could do it all, just like their performance brake and suspension components. With that in mind, they turned to Schwartz Performance to handle the complete build. The team at Schwartz has turned out some incredible machines recently, making them an ideal shop to deliver a complete turn-key performance package.

The goal of the RS is to build an exciting, driveable car with all-around performance and handling in mind. The foundation for the second-generation F-body will be a Schwartz G-Machine Chassis. The full-length chassis is key in upgrading the overall handling and performance of a car that was originally designed as a unibody. The chassis will feature Raybestos' new R-300 performance brake rotors and Element3 pads. Nestled in the confines of the chassis will be a Schwartz-built 700-horsepower supercharged LS3 engine tied to a Tremec Magnum gearbox and Moser 9-inch rearend.

The Camaro build will be documented on RaybestosGarage.com and will debut on the Hot Rod Magazine 2014 Power Tour. There will also be updates during PowerBlock and HorsePower TV documenting the build as well as after it is finished. Best of all, you'll have a chance to win the car at the end of 2014! Check out raybestosbrakes.com on how to enter.

To see the progress on the Raybestos RS build, go to schwartzperformance.com.

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