Last week Chevrolet revealed a video of the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 lapping Germany’s Nurburgring road course, one of the best-known and most challenging race tracks in the world.
The Camaro Z/28 ran the course in 7:37.4, a time that puts it alongside the world’s most prominent performance vehicles.
The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28’s lap is four seconds better than the Camaro ZL1, and beats official times from the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. Considering that the Camaro Z/28’s time was recorded during wet condition and pouring rain near the end, it’s easy to see the impressive capability of this sports car.
A team from Chevy spent a week at the Nurburgring as part of the Z/28’s performance validation. Chevy’s team spent nearly 10 hours on the track and logged nearly 1,000 miles. These hours are meant to simulate an entire year’s worth of track days or amateur-level racing.
According to a press release from Chevrolet, the 2014 Camaro Z/28’s improved time came from three basic areas:
- Increased grip: Thanks to comprehensive chassis revisions, the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 is capable of 1.08 g in cornering grip.
- Better stopping power: Carbon-ceramic brakes make the Camaro Z/28 capable of 1.5 g in deceleration and a consistent brake feel throughout an entire day at the track.
- Reduced curb weight: The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 weighs 300 lbs. less than the supercharged Camaro ZL1 thanks to many minor changes, including lightweight wheels and thinner rear-window glass.
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 comes with Chevy’s powerful 7.0L LS7 engine. The engine uses lightweight, high-performance components, including titanium intake valves and connecting rods that help the car achieve 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque.
The car comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. Chevy says that the new helical gear set design enables the driver to apply more power through corners, creating better handling and faster track times.
Take a look at the video:
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