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.
When put to the test, the Z28 is faster than the ZL1 by three seconds a lap, thanks to chassis upgrades losing less traction with gripping power up to 1.05 lateral G forces. It may just be a favorite on the track also with an upgraded chassis and 300 lbs. lighter than the ZL1. Why? A few minor changes have added up thanks to narrower rear glass, lighter wheels, and a few things here and there. To help stop such a beast, Brembo brakes were installed.
The interior features Recaro seats and the rear seat is still intact with it capable of having a five-point harness installed for safety, and the bottom of the steering wheel is flat.
Aesthetically, the 2014 Camaro Z28 features the sleeker front end for the ’14 models just shown off in New York. The new generation Camaro has a sleeker grille giving the front an overhaul. The refreshed new look still resembles the prior models but given quite the face lift. Check out the photos and let us know what you think of the new Z28 moniker.
Welcome back, Z28. Are you happy to see the Z28 make a triumphant return from the past?