Chevrolet SEMA COPO Camaro for 2014

November 4th, 2013

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LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet Performance’s COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with another limited run of factory-produced race cars and a pair of new racing engine choices. To purchase one of the exclusive models, potential customers must sign up for the COPO Camaro mailing list at

It is the third year for the COPO Camaro program and like the previous two, only 69 race cars will be built for NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock competition. They will carry the distinctive, updated styling of the 2014 Camaro lineup, including new front and rear fascias.

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Chevrolet Performance Cars at SEMA 2013

November 4th, 2013

2014 Camaro Z/28

2014 Camaro Z/28

There was no need to modify the all-new 2014 Camaro Z/28 for the SEMA Show – it’s already a comprehensively engineered car that recently lapped Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40 – on wet track conditions. It was four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1, and beats published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

In terms of lap times, the Z/28’s improved speed comes from three areas:

Increased grip: The Z/28 is capable of 1.08 g in cornering acceleration, due to comprehensive chassis revisions

Increased stopping power: The Z/28 features Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes capable of 1.5 g in deceleration, and consistent brake feel lap after lap

Reduced curb weight: The naturally aspirated Z/28 weighs 300 pounds less than the supercharged Camaro ZL1, with changes ranging from lightweight wheels to thinner rear-window glass.

The heart of the Z/28 is the 7.0L LS7 engine. The LS7 uses lightweight, racing-proven, high-performance components, such as titanium intake valves and connecting rods, CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads and a forged-steel crankshaft to help produce an SAE-certified 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. Air-conditioning is available, but only as an option.

The Z/28 goes on sale next spring

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2014 Camaro Z/28 vs. Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

October 17th, 2013

by: Chris Frezza


Who is the first opponent of the new 2014 Camaro Z/28?  It’s the Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca.  Chevrolet most recently matched the two against each other in a race around MRC (Milford Race Coarse) on the GM Proving Grounds.  Why not the Top Dawg Mustang GT500?  As Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer for Camaro said, the the Boss 302 Laguna Seca actually performed better around MRC.  Chevrolet isn’t just running their mouth like a troll behind a keyboard on an Automotive Internet Message Forum – they have the video to back it up.

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Track-capable Camaro Z/28 Validated at Nürburgring

October 15th, 2013

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  • • Z/28 undergoes 10 hours or 1,000 miles of testing at Nordschleife
  • Fastest lap completed in 7:37.40 in rainy conditions

DETROIT – Chevrolet today revealed a video of the all-new, 2014 Camaro Z/28 lapping Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars.

The Z/28’s lap is four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1, and beats published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. The Z/28’s lap was completed on less-than-ideal conditions, with damp pavement and pouring rain near the end of the run.

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Nurburgring Lap Times: 2014 Camaro Z28 Tops Published Times

October 14th, 2013

Watch as the 505-horsepower 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 battles the famed German Nurburgring track in inclement weather. With an impressive lap time of 7:37.47, that puts the Camaro ahead of the published times for the Porsche 911, Carrera S, and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.