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.

Engine Specs:
    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
    High-lift cam
    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

Interior Specs:
    Air conditioning is optional to conserve HP
    4 person seating (Recaro seats standard)
    Flat bottomed steering wheel.
    “Octane” matte-metallic interior finish.

Body Specs:
    Full aerodynamic kit,
    Rear wing,
    Nose scoop,
    Fender Flares
    Underside panels

Other Specs:
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
Narrow grill
Squared off back fenders
Lightweight wheels
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

“Our 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.”

Engineers 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.


 

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