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.

Z28 Lap Comparison

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Track-capable Camaro Z/28 Validated at Nürburgring

October 15th, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

  • • 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.

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Gen 5 Camaro Performance Parts Released

October 5th, 2013

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DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for fifth-generation Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer – an advantage aftermarket installers cannot provide.

The portfolio of parts is designed to make “Gen 5″ Camaro V-6 and SS models more capable on the street and track and includes components from the high-performance Camaro ZL1 and the road racing-oriented Camaro SS 1LE package.

For customers interested in drag racing or high-horsepower projects, Chevrolet Performance offers the new ZL1 rear driveline system. It is the strongest independent rear axle option available for the Camaro, featuring a 9.9-inch rear differential mounted in a robust cast iron center section (vs. the aluminum center section in SS and V-6 models) and additional high-strength components.

For customers interested in road-racing or improved handling, Chevrolet Performance offers suspension components from the Camaro 1LE, which is homologated for competition in SCCA’s T2 class. The same components in the Chevrolet Performance 1LE Track Pack enabled a production Camaro SS 1LE to circle Virginia International Raceway in less than three minutes.

“Chevrolet Performance is the first stop for owners building a competitive, durable Camaro for the track,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. “These Chevrolet Performance parts are based on Chevrolet factory-validated production components that were tested on racetracks and validated to standards unmatched in the aftermarket industry. Quite simply, they’re tailored for improved performance and built to the highest standards.”

The parts are available directly from Chevrolet dealers, which can be found on the dealer locator at chevroletperformance.com or chevrolet.com.

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Danica Patrick and the Chevrolet Camaro SS Pink Pace Car

October 1st, 2013

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NASCAR race driver Danica Patrick helps to kick-off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in New York, New York, with the Chevrolet Camaro SS pink pace car and her GoDaddy #10 Chevy race car which has been painted PINK for October. GoDaddy and the Public Interest Registry have made a $50,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Chevrolet has raised $2.2 million since 2011 for its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer efforts. (Chevy Racing News Photo)

 

NASCAR race driver Danica Patrick helps to kick-off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in New York, New York, with the Chevrolet Camaro SS pink pace car and her GoDaddy #10 Chevy race car which has been painted PINK for October. GoDaddy and the Public Interest Registry have made a $50,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Chevrolet has raised $2.2 million since 2011 for its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer efforts. (Chevy Racing News Photo)

 

NASCAR race driver Danica Patrick meets with hosts at Fox News’ Fox and Friends to kick-off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in New York, New York. Patrick shows off the Chevrolet Camaro SS pink pace car and her GoDaddy #10 Chevy race car – which has been painted PINK for October. GoDaddy and the Public Interest Registry have made a $50,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Chevrolet has raised $2.2 million since 2011 for its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer efforts. (Chevy Racing News Photo)

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