2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28:
The legend returns with more than 500 hp
On March 27th, 2013, General Motors sneakily unveiled the 2014 Camaro Z/28. The most iconic model in Camaro history returns.
The Camaro Z/28 is expected in the spring of 2014.
7.0 liter (427 cu. In.) small block LS7 V8 (pumping out at least 500 Horsepower, 470 lb. ft. torque)
Titanium intake valves and rods
Hydro-formed exhaust headers
11:1 compression ratio, and a 7,000 rpm redline
Forged-steel crankshaft and main bearing caps
CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads, two valves per cylinder
10.5-quart, dry sump lube system
Unique induction and exhaust systems
Wheels and Brake Specs:
19-inch diameter forged aluminum wheels
305/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires
Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix™ brake rotors (394 x 36 mm front, 390 x 32 mm rear)
Monoblock brake calipers
Air conditioning is optional to conserve HP
4 person seating (Recaro seats standard)
Flat bottomed steering wheel.
“Octane” matte-metallic interior finish.
Full aerodynamic kit,
Tremec TR6060 6 Speed Manual Transmission - No automatic available.
300-lb weight reduction over the ZL1 (see below for examples of weight reduction)
Racing-style, cold-air induction system and large K&N air filter to provide maximum air flow
Standard dual mode exhaust, larger-diameter pipes for improved air flow & Muffler bypassing.
Muffler bypassing during acceleration, the system increases both the torque and sound generated by the LS7 engine
Limited-slip differential with a helical gear set that works in unison with Chevrolet’s Performance Traction Management system
Cooling systems for engine oil, transmission, and differential
Unitized body frame, one- and two-sided galvanized steel
Preliminary Design & Changes Over ZL1:
The 427 engine offers a significant weight reduction
Squared off back fenders
Thinner rear-window glass
Eliminated the seat-back pass through
High-density foam in place of rigid structural elements
Examples of weight saving techniques include:
Eliminated the tire-inflator kit, except for Rhode Island and New Hampshire, where it is required by law
Removed interior sound deadener, and carpeting from the trunk
Replaced the standard LN4 battery with a smaller, lightweight, LN3 battery
Specified thinner, 3.2-mm glass for the rear window, compared to 3.5-mm glass on the standard Camaro
HID headlamps and foglights are not available
Air conditioning is only available as a stand-alone option
19-inch forged aluminum wheels and tires that reduce unsprung weight by 42 pounds
goal,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, “was to make the
fastest road-racing Camaro possible that was still street legal. The
Z/28 will be too track-focused for most drivers, but offers road-racers
one of the most capable track cars ever offered from an automaker.”
made the most of every component of the 2014 Camaro Z/28′s chassis for
track use, allowing it to achieve up to 1.05 g in cornering
performance, and 1.5 g in deceleration.