The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Is Still A True Performance Beast

When Chevrolet released the Camaro Z/28 in 2013, the car took handling and on-track prowess to a place where no previous road-legal muscle car had ever been.

Not only is the Z/28 installed with a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering 500 hp, the car comes standard with a set of carbon ceramic brakes and 305/30 tyres at all four corners, the widest at the front end of any production car.

While the Z/28 has been somewhat overshadowed since the launch of the Shelby Mustang GT350R, it is still a mightily impressive performance car, as Matt Farah recently discovered through some stunning canyon roads.

When launched, the model came with a $75,000 sticker price. Nowadays, 2015 models can be found for less than $50,000, making it a relative performance bargain.

A new Camaro Z/28 is of course in the works. Based around the sixth-generation car, it is looking to again raise the track-oriented muscle car benchmark. According to reports, the 7.0-liter V8 will be maintained but bumped up to around the 550 hp mark. A selection of aerodynamic changes are also on the cards.

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  • 1. “Not only is the Z/28 installed with a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine.”
    2. “According to reports, the 7.0-liter V8 will be maintained…”

    And is “maintained” the best word for this?

    • Dan Centofanti

      Thank you! 5.0L lol the standard SS is 6.2.

  • Six_Tymes

    impressive. I wonder if they will build another Z28 on the new platform?

  • Cptcrinkeberry

    I thought they were dumping thr z/28 and making a 2017 zl1 camaro? Or is it both?

  • smartacus

    the Z28 with 305/30’s up front is one of the best handling cars ever.
    i remember C&D at Virginia International Raceway
    pitting the Z28 against the Porsche 918 and Viper ACR amongst others.

    Hard Core handler

    • smartacus

      hey, how hard would it be to put 305/30’s on the front axle of the ZL1?
      A couple of model years prior, they had the ZL1
      with the Supercharged 6.2 making 580HP vs the Z28’s 505

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