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Awesome Camaro Z-28 for 2014, Al’s Kind of Car

Get in buckle up and hang on (Photo courtesy Camaro 5)

I’ve loved cars since I could drive ; 6 yrs old, my uncle Walter taught me in his Chevy pickup. I’ve always liked sporty cars and the faster the better. There’s a real special spot in my love affair with cars for Camaros. We have two in the garage; a 2000 SS and an ’86  IROC -Z28. So when I heard about Chevrolets plan to re-introduce the Z-28 in 2014 I just had to find out more.

The heart of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is the lighter, naturally aspirated 7.0L LS7 first introduced in the Corvette Z06. For the Camaro Z/28, the LS7 features unique induction and exhaust systems, and delivers at least 500 horsepower (373 kW) and 470 lb-ft of torque (637 Nm). The Camaro Z/28 is exclusively offered with a Tremec TR6060 manual transmission. The six-speed features close-ratio gearing and 3.91:1 final drive ratio, both optimized for the power characteristics of the LS7.

“We set out to make the fastest road-racing Camaro possible that was still street-legal,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “While the Camaro ZL1 offers exceptional performance on the street, the drag strip, and the track, the Z/28 is entirely focused on the track performance. The Z/28 will be too track-focused for most drivers, but offers road-racers one of the most capable track cars ever offered from an automaker.”

Well this is music to my ears, can’t wait to see one up close.

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