5 Reasons Camaro Z/28 Rules the TrackFeb 27th, 2014
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
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.
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.
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