Chevrolet builds a four-seat Corvette that kicks ass on the street, strip and Nurburgring. And, it’s priced accordingly.
Power comes from the 7.0L LS7 engine, with dry-sump oiling, rated at a SAE-certified 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. Z/28 engines will be built by hand at the new Performance Build Center within GM’s Bowling Green assembly plant.
The Camaro Z/28 is also one of the first production cars fitted with race-proven, spool-valve dampers, which allow four-way damping control, enabling engineers to precisely tune both
bump and rebound settings for high-speed and low-speed wheel motions. The wider tuning range also allows dramatically greater damper stiffness without a significant change in ride quality. Additional chassis changes include stiffer spring and bushing rates for improved cornering response. Lightweight, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires reduce unsprung weight by 49.6 pounds per car compared to the 20-inch wheels
standard on Camaro SS and ZL1.
1.5 g in deceleration. With standard front brake cooling ducts, the Z/28 is also capable
of continuous track use.
a flat-bottom steering wheel and Recaro seats with microfiber inserts. The seats feature aggressive bolsters for high-performance driving, as well as seat cutouts inspired by the five-point harnesses found on racing seats. To save weight, both front seats
incorporate manual adjustment.
Additional examples of weight savings include:•Elimination of the tire-inflator kit, except for Rhode Island and New Hampshire, where law requires it.
•Removal of some interior sound deadener, as well as trunk carpet.
•Use of a smaller, lighter battery.
•Thinner rear-window glass – 3.2 mm vs. the standard 3.5 mm.
•Elimination of high-intensity discharge, or HID, headlamps and fog lights.
•No air conditioning except as part of the single option package.
The Z/28’s suggested $75,000 retail price includes destination and freight charges, as well as the gas-guzzler tax. For more information on 2014 Camaros, please visit http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro-sport-coupe.html