5 Reasons Camaro Z/28 Rules the Track

2014 Camaro Z/28 carries on the legendary Z/28 tradition of lightweight, nimble and incredibly powerful performance that makes it equally at home on the street or the track.


2014 Camaro Z/28 carries on the legendary Z/28 tradition of lightweight, nimble and incredibly powerful performance that makes it equally at home on the street or the track.

It’s no secret…the new Camaro Z/28 is a born-and-bred racetrack monster! From the start, the new Z/28 was created to attack the track and deliver the fastest lap times possible.

So, what’s the secret to building a track-focused super coupe!?

1) Big Credentials

To start with, Camaro features a hand-built LS7 V8 engine derived from the Corvette Z06 that produces 505hp and 481lb-ft of torque! The engine promises to be both lighter and more compact than the 6.2L engine found in the Camaro ZL1, for better handling and improved track performance.

2) Stick to the Road

The massive 305/30ZR19 PZero Trofeo R tires represent the first production-car application in the industry and are believed to be the widest front tire on any production car.


The massive 305/30ZR19 PZero Trofeo R tires represent the first production-car application in the industry and are believed to be the widest front tire on any production car.

With great power comes great responsibility and thanks to Z/28’s new forged-aluminum 19″ wheels that are both lighter and stiffer than ZL1’s, everything stays firmly planted to the road. Plus, smaller, lighter P305/30/ZR19 Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires help shave off 29.5 pounds compared to Camaro SS tires.

3) Aerodynamics

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To meet the downforce requirements for Z/28, the spoiler was modified with a “wickerbill” – a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler.

Don’t let the familiar look fool you…Z/28 has been strategically designed to maximize and improve aerodynamic efficiency wherever possible. That means a new front splitter at the front of the car to improve downforce, a belly pan to reduce lift, stiffer springs and smaller stabilizer bars to improve grip, a unique front fascia to improve cooling and increase grip, and a rear ‘wickerbill’ spoiler to improve high-speed stability!

4) Hold Me Back

Equally important to how fast a car can go is how fast a car can stop. Luckily, Z/28 has huge grabbers to help smoothly decelerate the vehicle at any speed with its massive Brembo carbon ceramic matrix brakes. With 15.5″ two-piece front rotors matched with six-piston calipers and 15.3″ two-piece rear rotors matched with four-piston calipers in the back, Z/28 promises huge fade-free stopping power lap after lap.

5) ‘Flying Car’ Logic

Believe it or not, the latest Z/28 Camaro has been built to fly. Yes, with a new system called ‘Flying Car’ logic developed into the car’s Performance Traction Management (PTM) system, Z/28 has been designed to provide maximum traction even after flying through the air. In other words, without ‘Flying Car’ logic, Z/28’s PTM system would interpret the force reduction as loss of traction and reduce torque to restore it. Flying car logic enables Z/28 to attack racetrack’s at maximum speed, even after being air-borne.

“Flying car” logic helps maintain the car’s full power and momentum for faster lap times, even if the tires briefly lose their contact with the ground, in certain track conditions.


“Flying car” logic helps maintain the car’s full power and momentum for faster lap times, even if the tires briefly lose their contact with the ground, in certain track conditions.

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Feb 27th, 2014