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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It has been touted as the most track-capable in the history of Camaros.
To begin with, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 circles the track a whole three seconds faster thanks to increased grip and stopping power as well as reduced curb weight.
Chevrolet shed 300 pounds off of this Camaro by installing only one speaker, offering air conditioning as a mere option, removing the carpet and insulation in its trunk and utilizing a thinner glass in its rear window.
Its 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine delivers a whopping 500-horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque.
The Camaro Z/28 is only offered with a manual transmission. It sits on Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires and features Recaro seating inside.
Production of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will begin this fall at the Oshawa assembly plant in Ontario Canada.
And, Tom Naquin of South Bend Indiana cannot even wait.