The 2015 Camaro Z/28 is the most track-capable model in its history, building on the legacy of the original SCCA Trans Am-series contender introduced in 1967. While the new Camaro Z/28 is not intended to compete in a specific race series, it is solely focused on track capability. In fact, its unique exterior is designed like a race car to produce downforce that presses the car against the track for greater grip – up to 1.08 g in cornering acceleration – and faster lap times.
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Few production cars can match the ZL1’s performance, and all of its high-velocity achievements were conducted with a stock test vehicle wearing all the street-legal, factory-issued components – and no time-consuming equipment adjustments at the racetrack.
More than just power and raw numbers, the ZL1 features technologically advanced and highly developed chassis and suspension systems. They help it deliver balanced, track-ready handling and braking power to complement high engine output, and include third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.
Chevrolet revealed the 2015 Camaro Commemorative Edition at the SEMA Show today. The special edition celebrates the success of the fifth-generation Camaro – which is on track to be America’s best-selling performance car for five consecutive years – and marks the final year for the fifth generation. The special edition goes on sale this spring.
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.