From the Might 2023 situation of Automotive and Driver.
What It Is
The final Camaro earlier than Chevy replaces it with an EV. This track-focused model is the non secular successor to the fifth-generation Z/28.
Why It Issues
Amongst unending bar arguments over vehicles, none is extra heated than Camaro versus Mustang. It is as American a rivalry as Ohio State versus Michigan, Cowboys versus Eagles, or “Tastes nice!” versus “Much less filling!” After this Camaro, although, the controversy could die out.
Like the present Camaro, the Z/28 rides on GM’s longitudinal-engine Alpha platform. The chassis will get spool-valve dampers from Multimatic and carbon-ceramic rotors and calipers from Brembo. Any and all fats will likely be trimmed. Huge R-comp tires will provide race-car-like grip.
We’re hoping for a model of the 670-hp LT6 from the Corvette Z06, which right here will likely be choked a bit to supply solely 650 horsepower. Which is ok. We would most likely take a 600-hp LT6 if we might get it with a six-speed handbook transmission.
Any variety of scatty Dodge Challenger fashions, Ford Mustang Darkish Horse, Porsche 718 GT4 RS (although it’s going to possible dangle with the GT3 RS on monitor).
What Would possibly Go Fallacious
The plug could possibly be pulled at any second. The final Z/28 did not fly off vendor heaps, however its standing as a sturdy monitor toy is virtually legendary at this level. The radio and A/C delete will not be provided this time, and the automobile will possible come just one option to streamline manufacturing. Chevy will construct a predetermined quantity (suppose 1000 or fewer) and kick itself if it builds too many.
Estimated Arrival and Worth
Chevrolet has mentioned that Camaro manufacturing will finish in 2024, and the Z/28s would be the final off the road, with deliveries beginning subsequent fall.
Okay.C. Colwell is Automotive and Driver’s government editor, who covers new vehicles and expertise with a eager eye for automotive nonsense and with what he considers to be nice automobile sense, which is a humblebrag. On his first day at C/D in 2004, he was given the keys to a Porsche 911 by somebody who did not even know if he had a driver’s license. He additionally is likely one of the drivers who set quick laps at C/D‘s annual Lightning Lap monitor check.