2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Redesign. 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is one brand new car from Chevrolet that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.
Chevrolet introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro line at the 2013 New York Auto Show, including the return of the Z/28, the most iconic model in Camaro history.
The 2014 Camaro models feature a revised exterior design that integrates high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. The new Chevy Camaro Z/28 also features a full aerodynamics package that creates downforce at speed, which helps make it the most track-capable offering in Camaro’s history.
“As the ultimate track-capable Camaro, this car restores the mission of the original Z/28, and serves as a testament to the expertise of Chevrolet as the best-selling brand of performance cars,” said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America. “The build sheet is the wish list of any racer: lightweight, high-revving, dry-sump LS7 engine; carbon-ceramic brakes; integrated coolers for track use; true aerodynamic downforce, and a significant reduction in curb weight. This car could only come from Chevrolet, and could only be called the Z/28.”
The first Camaro Z/28 was introduced in 1967, created to compete in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am 2 class. It featured a smaller, lighter, 302-cubic-inch V-8 for improved weight balance, as well as quick-ratio steering and a heavy-duty suspension for track use. In keeping with its road-racing focus, the 1967 Camaro Z/28 was not available with an automatic transmission or air conditioning.
The new Camaro Z/28 will be put on sale in the spring of 2014 at a price of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. The model can be ordered in five exterior colors – Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic and Summit White.
There is also a single optional package priced at $1,150 that adds air conditioning and a six-speaker audio system.
When compared to the standard Camaro, the new Z28 version features a full aerodynamic package that helps reduce downforce at high speeds. This package includes a large splitter up front, fender flares over the front and rear wheels and extended rocker panels. At the rear Chevrolet installed an aggressive rear spoiler and a functional diffuser.
To help save weight in this model, GM thinned the rear window to only 3.2 mm (0.125 inches) from the standard 3.5 mm (0.138 inches), and deleted the HID headlights and fog lights. In total, the Z28 weighs 300 pounds less than the ZL1 and 100 pounds less than the SS model — not too shabby.
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – Exterior Dimensions:
Wheelbase: (in / mm) 112.3 / 2,852
Overall length: (in / mm) 192.3 / 4,884
Overall width: (in / mm) 76.9 / 1,953
Overall height: (in / mm) 52.4 / 1,330
Track, front: (in / mm) 66.14 / 1,680
Track, rear: (in / mm) 64.65 / 1,642
The 2014 Camaro represents the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation Camaro as a concept car in 2006.
“The 2014 Camaro is our opportunity to apply what we have learned listening to our customers, and our continuing development of high-performance models,” said Tom Peters, Camaro exterior design director. “We look for solutions that are both functional and beautiful so that the result is genuine Chevrolet – simple, powerful, honest, and more than expected.”
Compared to the previous model, the design represents a strong visual change front and rear, resulting in a wider, lower, more contemporary appearance. The front fascia features a wider lower opening, and a narrower upper opening that also updates the appearance of the iconic “halo ring” HID headlamps on the Camaro RS package. The functional hood vent on the Camaro SS helps reduce heat and aerodynamic lift. Moving to the rear, the sculptural decklid, horizontal lamps and diffuser complete the powerful statement.
The Camaro Z/28 also features a full aerodynamic package designed to produce downforce at track speeds. At the front, the Z/28 features a large splitter, connected to an underbody panel that further reduces lift. In profile, the Z/28 features fender flares over the front and rear wheels, as well as extended rocker panels that contribute to aerodynamic stability. An aggressive rear spoiler and functional diffuser complete the aerodynamic package.
On the interior, the Camaro Z/28 features trim in a distinctive, matte-metallic finish named Octane, the ZL1 flat-bottomed steering wheel, and standard Recaro seats with microfiber suede inserts. The new seats (also available on the coupe versions of the SS and ZL1 models), 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.
The rear seats of the Z/28 have also been modified for weight reduction. A total of nine pounds (four kilograms) was saved by eliminating the seat-back pass through, as well as using high-density foam in place of the rigid structure of the seat back and steel mesh of the seat bottom.
“Unlike the Ford Mustang Boss 302, we felt it was important to keep the 2+2 configuration of the Camaro Z/28 as Chevrolet already has a world-class two-seat sports car in the Corvette,” said Oppenheiser. “By modifying the construction of the rear seat, we were able to reduce the overall weight of the Z/28 while still preserving the flexibility of 2+2 seating.”
While the original Z/28 was offered with a 302-cubic-inch V-8 engine with an output of 290 horsepower, the new-generation Z/28 has the same naturally aspirated 7.0L LS7 first introduced in the Corvette Z06.
Even if it does not deliver the same output level as the ZL1, the new Z/28 is equally impressive at 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. To boot, it circled GM’s testing track 3 seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1.
Also, as a tribute to the original Z/28, the new model is only offered with a Tremec TR6060 manual transmission that sends the engine’s power to the rear wheels. The power travels through a limited-slip differential featuring a helical gear set, rather than traditional clutch packs and a 3.91-to-1 gear ratio.