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Chevrolet has hit upon the novel idea of using a little known area of challenging forest draped with intermittent terror and tarmac called ‘Nurburgring’ to test the capability of its new Camaro Z/28. It posted a lap time. It was quite fast.
How fast? 7m 37.47s. In isolation, that sounds incredibly slow, considering the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 boasts a 505bhp, 470lb ft 7.0-litre V8 – the same one you’ll find in the Corvette Z06 – tinkered by Corvette Racing. All this power is marshaled through a six-speed manual gearbox to the 19in rear wheels in a torrent of sweaty-palmed fury. But then do bear in mind this ‘Nurburgring’ is around 13 miles long.
As part of National Name Your Car Day, Chevrolet is inviting enthusiasts to name a special-edition Camaro SS that will make its public debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The new model will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2015, wearing an exclusive Emerald Green Metallic exterior color along with other unique exterior features.
Chevrolet will announce the name next month, when the vehicle publicly debuts at the SEMA Show, the world’s largest trade show of automotive personalization and performance.
With a circuit time of 7:37 minutes on the northern loop of the Nürburgring, Zuffenhausen got a new competitor, who should by no means be lightly dismissed. On the 20.8 kilometres stretch through the Green Hell that makes up the circuit, the car is about seven seconds faster than the current Porsche 911 S and so seamlessly joins the series of successes of the legendary Z/28 models that have been making history since 1967.
Mainly responsible for the superior performance of the new Camaro Z/28 is the sumptuous seven-litre V8 heart with dry sump lubrication. Thank to titanium inlet valves, aluminium cylinder heads and new high-lift camshafts, the optimised LS7 power train straps a taut 507 HP and a mighty 637 newton metre torque on the drive shaft. A Tremec 6-speed gear shift mechanism, a K&N cold air intake air filter and an optimised body aerodynamics allow for an extremely superior performance apportioning as well as highly efficient cooling and stability during prolonged high-speed runs.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro won’t look much different than the current generation model. However it will include an optional four cylinder engine. The car will also grow on size, meaning that Chevrolet won’t utilize anymore the short-wheelbase version of Alpha from the Cadillac ATS, but rather – the long-wheelbase CTS.
In other words this will make the new Camaro 2.3 inches longer than the current, all in all – 114.6 inches. This means that it will be 7.5 inches longer than the 2015 Ford Mustang, but still shorter than the current Dodge Challenger.
Chevrolet has received a total of four 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. This means that for 2014 the company has the most won awards when compared to other single vehicle manufacturers. The customer’s satisfaction has been measured in 50 categories. The vehicles which have received the top-honors inn their segment are: the Impala in the Large Car segment, the Sonic – in the Economy car segment, the Corvette, being the best Sports car and at last but not least – the Camaro rated as the top Sporty car.
The wins move Chevrolet up five spaces in relative ranking among other manufacturers compared to last year. Today’s company car lineup is the best in the brand’s history. It has the design, performance, technology and safety that absolutely corresponds to consumers expectations. The proof for this is these four awards, which also show that Chevrolet has focused on offering the best possible experience for the consumer.
We will see Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 taking actively part in the Indianapolis 500 race in May. However, the car will not be competing, but instead will be the official Indy 500 Pace Car.
In addition, Chevrolet also announced the driver behind the wheel of Z/28 – the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti. It will be the eight time that a Camaro becomes the official pace car for the event. Its first appearance was in 1967.
Callaway Cars has introduced the limited production and high performance 2014 Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652. The components that were added on the top of the standard muscle car give it the ability to deliver 652 horsepower (480 kW) and 840 Nm (620 lb-ft) of maximum torque.
What contributes towards this aggressive amount of power are the weight reduction, the hand-built 427 cid engine with dry sump oiling and the wind-tunnel-tested aerodynamic package. What also must be mentioned here are the massive Pirelli tires, the impressive Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and race-proven spool-valve dampers.