A video recently published of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 at the Nurburgring as it finishes one lap in 7 minutes and 37 seconds is proof of how it’s an excellent track-ready version of the brand’s muscle car. With this lap time, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is faster than supercars such as the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the Lexus LFA, and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
The 505 hp Camaro Z/28, which is meant to be the top performance model of the Camaro range when it arrives in early 2014, was also more than three seconds faster than the 580 hp Camaro ZL1, which completed a lap in 2011 in 7 minutes 41 seconds. The reasons for the Z/28’s incredible performance include several improvements such as carbon-ceramic brakes, a stiffer suspension, and aerodynamic changes like a front splitter and rear wing.
The Z/28 is also 300 lb weight lighter than the ZL1. What makes this run even more impressive is that the Z/28 faced bad weather conditions while on the track. Towards the end of its run, it experienced slightly damp conditions and rain. In a statement, Chevrolet engineers said that if the track had been totally dry, the Camaro Z/28 could probably have been six seconds faster.
Powering the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is a naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter, 505 hp V-8 that is practically the same engine as the one used on the previous generation Corvette Z06. This engine only comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
To boost performance, many of the Camaro’s comfort and convenience features have been sacrificed. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is estimated to be priced at about $65,000, which means that it’s the most expensive model in the Camaro range.