What do you get when you combine one of the most iconic race circuits in the world, and a unapologetically loud Trans Am Series car from 1969? Pure bliss. Jessi Lang takes a 1969 Camaro Z/28 Trans Am built to historic specs around Laguna Seca. Spoiler alert; it is loud. Below is a video from J-Turn on MotorTrend. Its a great show if you’re unfamiliar check it out. Read More
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that General Motors has made some horrible decisions that have lasted over a decade in relation to ignition switches in their cars. You’d think then, that they would be extremely careful moving forward to issue a recall immediately after confirming issues with their vehicles.
Unfortunately, that may not be the case. The newer issue that GM shelved (in striking similarity to how it handled it much more serious issue) shows that they likely haven’t learned any lessons other than maybe how to handle extremely negative PR situations.
An issue with many GM models (including the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Camaros) is that the power drivers seat bolt Read More
Here’s a nice video by the folks at MotorTrend, with a comparison of the GTR and Z/28 on the street and the track. The ending might just surprise you.
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 has a problem that most cars don’t seem to have, in fact outside of motorsports not many road-based vehicles have this problem. There is so much force between the cars power, brakes, and grip from the tires that the tires would actually rotate around the wheel during aggressive driving.
This is a common issue with super cars, and other motorsports-specific builds but its not often you hear of this problem on a road car, let alone one with room for 4+ passengers.
So to curb this, the bead seats (this is the area of a wheel that the bead of a tire is put into) were media blasted to give them some additional friction that the bead of the tire could grab onto. A simple solution, and a problem that is good to have on a car built to be a weekend warrior at road courses around the world.
Read more and watch the video at GM’s Fastlane
I’m sure some are a bit shocked by the suggested price of $75,000 for the new 2014 Camaro Z/28. Once you break down the differences between this car and a base Camaro, or any other sports coupe around you’ll see that the price may not be as outlandish as it may seem at first.
The 2014 Z/28 is essentially a track-ready GT car, with a few creature comforts. It is clear this isn’t the same Z/28 package that was available for the first through forth generation Camaro. The car means business, with weight reduction just about anywhere you’d care to look, giant 6-piston brakes, Four 305/30ZR-19 Pirelli PZero tires (yes, that is a 305 for the front tires as well). Read More
The world-famous Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona is auctioning off the first two 2014 Chevrolet Camaro LV-1 models and the proceeds will benefit a charity.
There will be 500 total LV-1 Camaros produced, 100 of which will be convertibles. Included in the package is the striking Gold accents on either white or black paint. The cars also include a mild body kit, custom wheels with gold trim and LV-1 embroidered seats. Read More
Dubai is a city like no other, I don’t think that anyone can argue against that. Their police force deals with quite a number of street “shananigans”, including illegal street racing of many forms. Add to that, the amount of performance cars that are on the streets and highways of Dubai at any time, and you’ll begin to realize that the police are fighting an uphill battle trying to catch speedsters.
This is where the 2013 Camaro SS comes in. Dubai has just brought in some American muscle to help try to tame some of these wealthy street-racers. The odd part is, looking at most of the police force’s fleet, the Camaro is considered a price bargain. Other Police vehicles include cars like the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Ferrari FF, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes C-Class, and others.
Camaro fans everywhere are rejoicing about the rebirth of an old GM legend, the Z28 Camaro. With a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 connected to a six-speed Tremec TR6060 manual transmission, this bad boy is capable of a healthy 500 horses and 470 lb. ft. of torque, allowing it to sit right between the 426-horsepower Camaro SS and the almighty 580-hp ZL1. Read More
It was bound to happen – leaked photos of the all-new Chevrolet Camaro right before the start of the New York Auto show! Camaro5 forums has leaked the photos of the next-generation, 2014 Chevy Camaro! Read More
An F-Body Chevrolet Camaro known as the “World’s Fastest Camaro”, or what used to be the fastest, with a ridiculous 2,800 horsepower has crashed and burned, literally. Some may have seen it in a previous video with a 224 mph drift.
Thankfully, the driver survived what looks to be a seriously horrific crash. Although, footage hasn’t surfaced anywhere of the crash itself yet, judging from the photo, anyone who was in this car is lucky to be alive and is likely counting some blessings and thanking the safety equipment. Read More