General Motors today announced that the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will carry a price tag of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding the tax, title, license and dealer fees. For those who don’t know, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will be offered in five exterior colors: Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic and Summit White.
The standard Camaro Z/28 includes one speaker, but for those who want more, Chevrolet offers a single option: a $1,150 package that ads air conditioning and a total of six audio speakers. Each Camaro Z/28 will be powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 engine, with dry-slump oiling rated at 505 hp (376 kW) and 652 Nm (481 lb-ft) of torque.
The engine is bolted to a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, while the power is delivered to the rear wheels via a Torsen limited-slip differential featuring a helical gear set, rather than traditional clutch packs, for optimal traction.
Moreover, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 comes with 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires that reduce unsprung weight by 49.6 pounds (22.5 kilograms) per car compared to the 20-inch wheels standard on Camaro SS and ZL1.
Behind these wheels we find the Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix rotors and fixed, monoblock calipers. The large 394 x 36 mm front rotors are paired with six-piston calipers, while the 390 x 32 mm rear rotors are paired four-piston calipers.
The latest iteration of the Chevrolet Camaro (2014 model year) has been dramatically redesigned to reflect the wishes and preferences of customers.
Tom Peters, Camaro exterior design director, quipped that the 2014 Camaro provided them an arena to apply the inputs from their customers and from their continuing development of high-performance models. Peters noted that the brand sought solutions that are both functional and beautiful, resulting to a Camaro that is truly a Chevrolet.
When compared to its predecessor, the 2014 Camaro features a number of drastic changes both on the front and rear. These changes allowed the new Camaro to sport a wider, lower yet more contemporary look. For instance, the front fascia features a narrower upper opening and a wider lower aperture, as flanked on the sides by the iconic "halo ring" HID headlamps (on Camaro RS package). Meanwhile, the Camaro SS is provided with a functional hood vent on that could help lower both temperature and aerodynamic lift. The rear end, meanwhile, is marked by horizontal lamps, a sculptural decklid and diffuser.
On the other hand, the Camaro Z/28 has a full aerodynamic package that should generate ample downforce when the car is moving at track speeds. The package includes a large front splitter, an underbody panel, fender flares and extended rocker panels as well as an aggressive rear spoiler and functional diffuser.
Inside, the new Camaro Z/28 is wrapped in the new Octane matte-metallic finish. Further interior details include the ZL1 flat-bottomed steering wheel as well as standard Recaro seats with microfiber suede inserts.