When Chevrolet engineers examined every inch of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 and every detail of its design, they were looking for ways to optimize the vehicle’s performance. By doing so, they were able to find that even the brand’s logo could be modified to make the Z/28 even more efficient. That’s where the Chevrolet Flowtie comes in.
The “Flowtie,” which is boasted by the 2014 Camaro Z/28, features the chrome outline of the Chevrolet bowtie.
“There are engineers in our team that race as a hobby,” said Richard Quinn, Powertrain Cooling Development engineer, “and we used that racer’s mindset to look for ways small or large to get better performance out of the Z/28. Even the smallest details on the Z/28 were weighed for cooling benefit, and this is one that stuck.”
By getting rid of that small chunk of metal on the front grille, enough air is able to flow through it to lower the temperature of the engine oil and coolant by 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Those two degrees go a long way in allowing the racecar to clock longer drives around the track.
You can check out the Flowtie for yourself when the Camaro Z/28 arrives at Tom Naquin Chevrolet in the spring.