Engine: LS7 7.0-liter V8
0-62: 2.8 seconds
Top Speed: N/A
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Torque: 481 lb-ft
As track-capable as the ZL1 proved to be, Chevy just couldn’t let a heavy supercharged Camaro sport the infamous Z/28 badge. Instead, it waited to stuff the large, 7.0-liter Z06 engine under the hood of a Camaro stripped of perfunctory items. Sound deadening material and the trunk carpet are out, as are the automatic-transmission option and the standard air conditioning system. In all, the http://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/results/chevrolet/camaro–z28Camaro Z/28 weighs 300 fewer pounds than the ZL1. But with 80 fewer ponies to carry it, all things may seem to be equal … until you get to the suspension.
The Z/28 drops the ZL1’s magnetic ride control dampers for race-proven spool-valve dampers, allowing engineers to dramatically increase the damping stiffness without
significantly changing ride quality. Combined with a set of ceramic brakes, the result is a three-second improvement in lap times compared to the ZL1 Camaro. According to Chevrolet, the stiffer string rates and suspension bushings and massive 305 tires promise up to 1.05gs of grip. All this is wrapped in an aerodynamic package atop the other changes for 2014.
Article from the 2014 Exotic Car Buyer’s Guide
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