Chevrolet Performance Cars at SEMA 2013

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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.


Chevrolet Performance Garage Camaro

Serious performance enthusiasts will appreciate the combination of Chevrolet Performance parts and Chevrolet Accessories used to create the Garage Camaro concept, which is based on the production Camaro SS. It’s a track-oriented car, incorporating performance and suspension components from the all-new Z/28 – and a few from the ZL1.


The exterior is enhanced with a ground effects package, Chevrolet Accessories rear spoiler and grille, RS headlamps and taillamps, blacked-out mirrors and rear diffuser, and Chevrolet Accessories satin-black 10-spoke Track Pack wheels. “Chevrolet Performance” graphics adorn the rockers and windshield header.


Brakes and a short-throw shifter from the Camaro ZL1 come straight out of the Chevrolet Performance catalog and are available through Chevrolet dealers, while the following Z/28 parts are being evaluated by Chevrolet Performance for future release:

“Shorty” exhaust headers and 2.75-inch exhaust system

Front ride/handling links

Rear upper control arms

Stabilizer bars

Helical differential with internal cooling system

Brake ducts

Racing-derived DSSV® (Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve) dampers.


Chevrolet Performance Camaro V-8 Concept

This one-of-a-kind concept car  showcases the personalization and performance possibilities with Chevrolet Performance parts and accessories, from its performance air intake to its concept Z/28 exhaust.  Many components are available through Chevrolet dealers, including::

Ground effects package

Chevrolet Accessories rear spoiler

Blacked-out badges, mirrors and rear diffuser

Body-color hood louver

Chevrolet Accessories 45th anniversary wheels in black

Chevrolet Accessories grille in black

Hood wrapped with body-color stripe

RS headlamps and taillamps

Chevrolet Performance rocker decals and windshield header

Chevrolet Performance armrests, door sills, pedal kit, floor mats and ambient lighting kit

RECARO® performance seats with Mojave stitching

Chevrolet Performance instrument panel decal and sill plate

Instrument panel, door, steering wheel and armrest with Mojave stitching

Soft-touch black interior bezels.


On the performance side, this Camaro concept incorporates a performance air intake, ZL1 brake kit and ZL1 short-throw shifter, along with these concept parts from the 2014 Camaro Z/28:

2.75-Inch exhaust system

Front ride link

Rear upper control arms

Shorty exhaust headers

Helical differential with internal cooling system

DSSV dampers

Brake ducts

Stabilizer bars.


Chevrolet Performance Camaro V-6 concept

With 323 horsepower from its direct-injected, DOHC V-6, the Camaro doesn’t need a V-8 to be considered a performance car, and this Chevrolet Performance concept proves it with enhancements available through Chevrolet dealers that give it track-ready reflexes, including:

Brembo brake kit from the Camaro SS

Camaro 1LE suspension kit

Camaro 1LE strut tower brace

Borla performance exhaust system

20-inch black wheels (45th anniversary design).


The car also wears Z/28 rear upper control arms, which are being evaluated for the Chevrolet Performance catalog.


Exterior and interior appearance accessories lend a more athletic aesthetic to this more-capable Camaro. The exterior features a Chevrolet Accessories grille, front splitter and rear spoiler, along with “Chevrolet Performance” graphics. Inside, it is ready for the road course or street, with:

Chevrolet Accessories premium carpet floor mats

Chevrolet Accessories ambient lighting kit

Black trim bezels

Kicker® 200-Watt subwoofer and 200-Watt DSP amp available for MyLink

RECARO® performance seats

Flat-bottom performance steering wheel

Chevrolet Performance sill plates

Chevrolet Performance armrest

Chevrolet Accessories auxiliary gauge package

Instrument panel and door inserts wrapped with carbon-fiber weave

Door armrests and instrument panel inserts trimmed with black suede and Light Stone stitching

Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit

Chevrolet Accessories engine cover.


Camaro Spring Special Edition

Continuing a tradition of introducing special-edition production models at the SEMA Show, Chevrolet introduces the 2014 Spring Special Edition. Shown in its Camaro SS convertible version, the limited-production package will be offered in uplevel 2LT and 2SS trims distinguished by:

Summit White exterior with Blue Ray stripe – including hood louver painted Blue Ray

Body-color ZL1 spoiler

Chevrolet Accessories ground effects package and grille

Chevrolet Accessories 21-inch wheels

RS high-intensity discharge, or HID, headlamps and light-emitting diode, or LED, taillamps

Blue fabric top  on convertible models

Blue-accent leather-appointed interior with blue stitching

White interior trim kit with Blue Ray stripe

Chevrolet Accessories floor mats (black with silver Camaro logo).


LT models include the direct-injected, 323-horsepower V-6 engine, while SS models include a 6.2L V-8 rated at 426 horsepower when paired with the six-speed manual transmission or 400 horses with the available six-speed automatic.


Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

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