November 18th, 2013
Updated NEWS on 2014 Camaro ZL1 / 1LE and also Beige Convertible Top
Effective Thursday, November 21, 2013, Chevrolet will temporarily suspend order processing for the 2014 Camaro ZL1 model and the SS Performance Package (RPO: 1LE) due to the effect of cold weather on the performance tires for these models. Again, it is only a temporary suspension that does not impact the Camaro LS, LT and SS models ordered without 1LE. Order processing for the 2014 Camaro ZL1 and the SS Performance Package (RPO: 1LE) will resume on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
November 17th, 2013
November 10th, 2013
by Chris Frezza and Jason Debler
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November 4th, 2013
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 chevroletperformance.com.
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.
November 4th, 2013
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
November 2nd, 2013
October 27th, 2013
October 20th, 2013
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.