While testing the newest iteration of The General’s track-ready Camaro, the Z/28, spy photographers caught the winged warrior locking up the brakes coming over a crest and smacking the ARMCO barrier at Germany’s famous Nürburgring racetrack.
Automotive development eventually has to take a wealth of simulations, computations, and engineer bench racing to a track to see just how well all the dots line up in real life. In development, the process works something like a pendulum of trial and error, eventually settling at a solution in between. This means, simply, sometimes you’ve got to break a few mules to make an omelet—an omelet of fire and brimstone, if the full-aero treatment of the new Z/28 mules are of any indication.
We expect the upcoming Z/28 to be a serious contender to the Mustang GT350 and GT350R, emphasizing GM’s recent focus on functioning aerodynamics packages. The prototype is wearing a massive wing, but if you look closely at the nose, you can see small canards as well, along with a massive front splitter. The grille appears to be the same size as the massive ZL1 opening, though we may see more final pieces appear in later prototypes.
The powerplant is still unknown, but we expect the ZL1’s 10-speed to be available, along with a six-speed manual for more hardcore owners.