Camaro Z/28: Light Is the New Black
“As the ultimate track-capable Camaro, this car restores the mission of the original Z/28, and serves as a testament to the expertise of Chevrolet as the best-selling brand of performance cars.”-- GM North America president Mark Reuss.
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Although the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is touted as being fast—“We set out to make the fastest road-racing Camaro possible that was still street-legal,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer—the car, powered by a hand-assembled, naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter V8 that is said to provide “at least” 500 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, also has a characteristic that greatly contributes to its speed.
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