When the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was released at the New York Auto Show 2013 earlier this year, it was inevitable that the car would be ferocious around the infamous Nurburgring. However, we certainly didn’t expected to see the car topping various supercars around the ‘Ring.
Ultimately, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 managed to lap the famous circuit in just 7 minutes, 37.47 seconds. To put that into perspective, it’s faster than the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and even the Lexus LFA. Additionally, it’s about 4 seconds faster than the Camaro Zl1 and the 2009 Corvette ZR1 as tested by Sport Auto !
Under the hood, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 features a similar 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine as present in the previous-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with it delivering 500hp and 470lb-ft of torque. Consequently, the car is three seconds faster around GM’s test track than the Camaro ZL1.
In order to reduce weight of the car, Chevrolet went about thinning the rear window to only 3.2mm from 3.5mm, and removed the HID headlights and fog lights. As a result of these changes, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z/28 weighs a substantial 300 pounds less than the ZL1 and an impressive 100 pounds less than the performance-oriented Camaro SS variant.