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Chevrolet Flowtie Improves Performance

FlowtieWhen 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.

Pricing Announced for Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28It might seem surprising that a car with a starting price of $75,000 has only one speaker and no air conditioning, but the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is designed for speed and anything that adds weight—speakers, HID headlights, air conditioning, rear-seat pass-through—would slow it down.

If you want to add some creature comforts to your Z/28, you can add the single available option—air  conditioning and a six-speaker stereo system—for $1,150.

“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,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America, in a statement.

The Z/28 is fast—really fast. It posted a lap time of 7:37.47 at Nurburgring—the definitive track for fast cars. This is faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera S, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Mercedes SLS AMG, and Lamborghini Murcielago.

Making it so fast is its 7.0-liter V8 engine that gives it 505 horsepower. Other go-fast bits include a Torsen limited-slip differential, lightweight 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, race-inspired spool-valve dampers, Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires, and carbon ceramic disc brakes.

You can order your 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 now; deliveries are expected to begin in early spring. Call us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to place your order today.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Fast

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is fast – really fast. And we’re not just talking about in a straight line. Chevrolet recently released video of the Camaro Z/28 doing a lap on Germany’s Nürburgring road course in a time of 7:37.40, a time comparable to some other very notable sports cars such as the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

The Z/28’s lap time is four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1, and it accomplished this feat in rainy conditions (even pouring rain at one point).

“One of the challenges of testing at the ‘Ring is that the track is so long that conditions can change radically in a single lap,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, in a press release. “Adam Dean, the development driver for Z/28, did a heroic job driving in deteriorating conditions. Based on telemetry data from our test sessions, we know the Z/28 can be as much as six seconds faster on a dry track.”

Check out the video below to ride along in the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 as it completes its impressive time.

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