The legendary Camaro Z/28 badge has been relaunched by Chevrolet, and the new model’s specs will make muscle car fans drool!
The famous badge was first introduced to a raw and ready high-performance 5.0-litre V8 Camaro in 1967, but the new model uses a 375kW 7.0-litre (or 427 cubic-inches in the old scale) V8 featured in the blistering HSV W427 and track pack Corvette Z06.
Chevrolet saw fit to lighten the car by 135kg, fit much larger brakes, hip-hugging bucket seats and a shorter final drive ratio for better acceleration, before beefing up the styling to differentiate the new street and strip brawler from lesser offerings and the big brother supercharged ZL1 Camaro range-topper.
No official performance figures have been released for the aggressive two-door and there is no word on whether the Z/28 will come to Australia, even though it is based on the same platform architecture as Australia’s own Holden Commodore (and Holden-run Camaros have been spied driving around Melbourne for years now). It’s still nice to dream, though!