Camaro or Mustang? Let’s have a discussion…

It’s taken me what feels like a LONG time to come around and allow the Camaro’s new look grow on me. It’s not that I disliked it in the beginning – I just didn’t see much of a difference going from one generation to the next. Some car companies seem to stretch out a real, noticeable design for too long. Cadillac did it with the DeVille/DTS. Lexus did it with the LS460. New generations that you could bearly tell apart. And that’s how I felt about the sixth generation Camaro.

The thing is – pictures do not do the car justice. Seeing the car in person, most specifically on the road, makes all the difference. That’s not to say I now “see the light” and the sixth generation Camaro really is SO different – it isn’t. But it looks great. It’s a real head-turner and I like it MUCH better than the fifth generation – which I liked very much.

I’m more of a big, luxury car kind of guy and the Chevy Impala or Chevy SS would probably be a better fit for me. But it’s hard not to want a new Camaro SS or ZL1. The performance is, to me, just astonishing. Neither of these would be the fastest cars I’ve owned – but they’re pretty close to perfect right out of the showroom.

My problem comes when I see the Mustang GT or GT350. Ever since the 80s I’ve been intrigued by the “5.0” when it pretty much wiped the floor with my Iroc-Zs, Z28s, Firebird Formulas and Trans Ams. Though I did have a highly modified Camaro RS that ate ‘em up all the time. But the 5.0 has always been a car I’ve admired.

Nowadays the tides have turned and the Camaro’s are beating up on the Mustangs again – but I’ve never owned a Mustang. So that’s one piece of the puzzle. That one thing alone would never convince me against buying a Camaro over a Mustang. But then you have several other factors that come into play…

Comfort is one. The Mustang feels bigger inside. I haven’t spent time looking over all the specifications – but is the Camaro smaller than the Mustang inside? Especially the back seat. I know these cars aren’t REALLY meant for four passengers – but they’re not two-seaters either. The Camaro feels cramped inside – and the Mustang feels a step up in quality as well.

I’m forty-five years old and I imagine I’m right in the main bracket of customers Chevy and Ford are looking for. Those not old enough to be uncomfortable in a smaller, high performance car – and who can afford them. Pricing has gone so high that most young people can’t afford them like they used to. And parents aren’t buying them for their eighteen year old like they did in the 80s and 90s. And that brings me to another issue.

How did the price of the Camaro get so high? When did that happen? I’m pretty sure this sixth generation went way above and beyond price-wise. I realize the car is very impressive performance-wise – but is it really worth that much more money than the Mustang? Based on performance alone? Mustang has it in comfort, quality and interior dimensions. Right?

So how do you convince somebody who’s in the market for a performance coupe that the Camaro is a better choice than the Mustang? Especially when they don’t have any heavy preference appearance-wise for either car…

Chevy Reveals Price, Online Visualizer for 2016 Camaro

Gen Six Camaro offers more performance, technology and customization choices

DETROIT – 08.20.2015 – As production of the lighter, more powerful, more advanced 2016 Camaro grows near, Chevrolet revealed more details to help customers tailor their Gen Six exactly how they want it, including pricing information and an online visualizer.

The 2016 Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement, starting at a suggested retail price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT, while the most powerful Camaro SS ever starts at $37,295 for the 1SS.

The new accessories visualizer allows customers to view many personalization features on the 2016 Camaro, including interior and exterior colors, wheels, stripes, and accessory options.

“The all-new 2016 Camaro builds on what made the Camaro the segment leader for five years,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “It will reset the bar in the segment with even greater levels of performance, new technologies not found on any other car in the segment, and more choices that enable customers to take personalization farther than ever before.”

The 2016 Chevy Camaro is offered in coupe and convertible body styles, and a simplified model lineup with just two models (LT and SS) and four trim levels (1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS).

“The 1LT trim level has long been one of the most popular for Camaro,” said Christensen. “We expect it will be even more popular as the 2016 Camaro 1LT is priced less than the 2015 model and offers significantly more standard features and technologies.”

New standard features that were either unavailable or optional on the 2015 model include:

  • Chevy MyLink with Apple CarPlay capability
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Driver Mode Selector with Snow/Ice, Tour and Sport modes on all models and Track mode on SS
  • Remote vehicle starter system (with an automatic transmission)
  • Driver information center with color display
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Rear vision camera
  • Automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Capless fuel filler
  • Variable-ratio electric power steering
  • 8-way power driver, 6-way power passenger seats
  • Electronic park brake
  • Driver and front passenger knee air bags

Additionally, the popular RS package returns for LT models. It features 20-inch aluminum wheels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with LED signature lamps, LED taillamps, RS-specific grille inserts and a rear spoiler.

The Camaro 1SS builds on the equipment included on the 1LT with the RS package, adding unique front and rear fascias, specific grilles, a vented hood, and specific rear spoiler. Additional performance features included on the 1SS include:

  • Cooling systems for the differential, transmission and engine oil
  • Brembo brakes with four-piston front and rear calipers
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat tires.
  • Active Rev Matching (manual transmission models only)
  • Limited slip differential (manual transmission models only)
  • Configurable Driver Information Center

Uplevel 2SS models include leather heated and ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, interior spectrum lighting, heated steering wheel, head-up display, Bose premium audio, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert – included on the 2LT with the Convenience and Lighting Package – and more.

“For the fifth-gen Camaro, nearly two-thirds of Camaro SS buyers selected the 2SS trim,” said Christensen. “For those buyers, the 2016 Camaro 2SS comes with practically every available option. The only additional features available are Magnetic Ride Control suspension, a power sunroof, in-dash navigation, dual-mode exhaust system and an eight-speed automatic transmission.”

Visualizer details
The new Camaro Visualizer is the online portal enabling users to browse view how many of the options and accessories will look when installed on a 2016 Camaro. It includes 10 exterior colors, five interior colors and dozens of accessories ranging from wheels, ground effects, stripe packages and interior accents.

“There’s practically no such thing as a factory-stock Camaro and Chevrolet understands how important customization is to owners,” said Christensen. “The wide range of personalization options offers customers unprecedented choices for tailoring their Camaro.”

Accessory highlights include:

  • Three aluminum wheel designs, in multiple finishes
  • Grille kits with six body-color inserts for LT and SS models; inserts are also available in chrome-appearance or primed versions for custom painting
  • A blade-style rear spoiler and a ground effects kit, each offered in 10 colors
  • Four exterior graphics packages, offered in multiple colors, including a body-side “spear” design; rally stripe design; front-fender “hash mark” design; and a racing stripe design
  • Interior trim kits, offered in multiple colors, including knee pads and door accent trim

Based on the 2016 Camaro model and trim selected, customers can also select alternate-finish versions of existing features such as smoked taillamp lenses and blacked-out or LED-illuminated Chevrolet bowtie emblems.

“The range of features, colors and other options ensures that customers will be able to build a Camaro quite unlike any other,” said Christensen. “Better still, these accessories can be installed at the dealership during the purchase process, allowing customers to hit the street in a customized Camaro the moment they take delivery.”

Chevrolet’s Camaro accessories are designed and tested to the same standards as regular-production components, offering peace of mind and uncompromising quality. Chevrolet Accessories are warranted and backed by Chevrolet, something no aftermarket company can offer.

About the 2016 Camaro
The Gen Six Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by an all-new, lighter architecture that weight more than 200 pounds less than the Gen Five Camaro depending on the model and its broad powertrain range.

A new, double-pivot MacPherson strut front suspension complements the lighter architecture and provides a more precise feeling of control, including more linear and communicative feel from the quick-ratio electric power steering system.

The all-new interior integrates class-leading control technologies, including a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster with an eight-inch-diagonal display and the available, customizable interior spectrum lighting feature that offers 24 different ambient lighting effects on the dash, door panels, and center console.

LT models feature an all-new 2.0L Turbo engine rated at 275 hp (205 kW), enabling 0-60 performance of less than six seconds and more than 30 mpg on the highway (GM-estimated). An all-new, more-powerful 3.6L V-6 is available in the 2016 Camaro LT. Rated at an SAE-certified 335 hp (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft of torque (385 Nm), it offers highest specific output of any naturally aspirated V-6 in the segment.

The 2016 Camaro SS features an all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8, SAE-certified at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm), making it the most powerful Camaro SS in history. And with improved handling and performance, it delivers better lap times than the fifth-generation’s track-focused Camaro 1LE package. Available Magnetic Ride Control active suspension enables even higher levels of capability, control and refinement.

The 2016 Camaro is produced at General Motors’ Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Mich. Coupe models with V-6 and V-8 engines will arrive at dealers by the end of 2015, while convertible models and 2.0L Turbo models will arrive in the first quarter of 2016.

Editors: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination charges ($995) but excludes tax, title, license, and optional equipment and dealer fees.

Camaro ‘Museum’ Puts History on Display

Historic models comprise unprecedented collection at 2016 Camaro introduction

DETROIT – 05.18.2015 – An unprecedented assembly of approximately 25 historic and milestone Chevy Camaro models – including the very first Camaro ever built – illustrates the car’s history during the 2016 Camaro’s introduction today on Detroit’s Bell Isle Park.

It is the first time Chevrolet has gathered such a collection of historic production, concept and race cars, spanning the first five generations of the Camaro. Many of the cars are from the GM Heritage Collection, while others were loaned by private collectors for the special event.

“Heritage has always been part of the Camaro ownership experience and this ‘museum’ of Camaro’s history shows how design and performance came together over the years to make it one of America’s most iconic cars,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “It also provides a great opportunity to trace the lineage and cues – right up to the all-new 2016 Camaro – that evolved through the generations, while maintaining an unmistakable identity.”

The one-of-a-kind Camaro collection includes:

FIRST GENERATION

1967 Camaro – VIN #100001

The first Camaro. Carrying VIN #100001, this 1967 Camaro is documented as the first of 49 hand-built “pilot assembly” vehicles built at the Norwood, Ohio plant in mid-1966 – early models built for evaluation before regular production commenced. It was fitted with a 3.7L inline-six engine and a three-speed manual transmission. It was the car Chevy used for the public introduction of the Camaro, in August 1966, shortly before the car went on sale. It was also used in a number of public relations photos and promotional films. It eventually went to an Oklahoma Chevrolet dealer and passed through several owners, before being turned into a drag racer in the 1980s. It was purchased by Cory Lawson around 2009 and he oversaw its restoration to its production-line condition, with documentation assistance from the GM Heritage Collection.

1967 Camaro Z/28

Developed specifically to homologate the new Camaro for SCCA’s popular Trans-Am road-racing series, the Z/28 package was developed with special chassis and suspension components, along with a unique 302-cubic-inch version of the small block V-8 engine required to accommodate class rules limiting engine displacement to 305 cubic inches. Only 602 examples were built in 1967. This example has accumulated fewer than 50,000 miles since new and is equipped with the close-ratio four-speed manual transmission, a 3.73-ratio rear axle and heavy-duty disc brakes. It was originally sold in Nyack, New York, in April 1969.

1967 Camaro “Grumpy’s Toy”

This is the legendary Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins 396-powered Camaro that tore through NHRA’s Super Stock class for the 1967 championship – and set the stage for his influential involvement in Pro Stock, which debuted in 1970. Working in conjunction with Chevrolet Racing Director Vince Piggins, Jenkins’ performance helped establish the Camaro’s racing cred. It is believed this car may have been the first Camaro built with the L78-code 396 engine, rated at 375 hp. Regardless, it’s a piece of drag racing history.

1968 Camaro Z/28 convertible

A one-of-none special model – the Z/28 wasn’t offered as a convertible – built for Chevrolet general manager Pete Estes, this hand-built specialty Camaro not only fulfilled his desire for performance-oriented convertible with a full complement of features, but helped convince him to keep the Z/28 in the lineup for 1969. To that end, it featured a number of special parts not offered on regular-production 1968 Z/28 models, including a cross-ram intake manifold, cowl-induction hood and four-wheel disc brakes. Its uniqueness in the collector car world led to it being the first vintage muscle car to sell at auction for more than $100,000 – and that was in 1991.

1969 Camaro ZL1

This Cortez Silver Camaro ZL1 is number 66 of the 69 built in 1969 – all built through the COPO special order system with an all-aluminum 427 big-block engine. The first 50 were ordered by Illinois Chevy dealer Fred Gibb, because that was the minimum number of production vehicles NHRA required for Super Stock class eligibility. Along with its rare engine, this example is one of only 12 ordered with the famous Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” four-speed manual transmission and one of only six delivered with Rally wheels. The 1969 Camaro ZL1 is arguably the most valuable production Camaro and one of the “blue chip” models of the muscle car collector world.

1969 Yenko Camaro

Another COPO special order-based performance model – with an iron-block 427 engine – this is one of around 200 created by Pennsylvania Chevrolet dealer Don Yenko. It is in very original condition, with a single re-spray of its Hugger Orange exterior color on all-original sheet metal. The drivetrain is believed to have never been removed and of the approximately 200 Yenko Camaros built, it is one of only 30 to be equipped with a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.

1967/1968 Camaro Z/28 Penske/Sunoco race car

In 1967, Roger Penske was beginning his long and remarkable career as a businessman and racing team owner. He quickly teamed with driver Mark Donohue and began a dual assault on two SCCA Professional Series: the US Road Racing Championship and the Trans-Am using Chevy powered Lola race cars and the all-new Chevy Camaro. After an inauspicious start with the Camaro, the team experimented with a lightweight body using acid-dipped sheet metal, which helped give the car a competitive edge. It was updated with 1968 Camaro body components in an effort two field two cars for the team at the Sebring 12-hour race that year. This car has been restored to its 1968 Sebring appearance, where it won the Trans-Am class and finished third overall. It is presented courtesy of Mr. Patrick Ryan.

SECOND GENERATION

1970 Camaro Z28 ‘Hurst Sunshine Special’

It was the first year of the Camaro’s second generation and was also the high water mark for its performance, with the 360-hp LT-1 engine. It featured a solid-lifter camshaft and a high, 11.0:1 compression ratio. This unique version is the Hurst Sunshine Special, one of three cars built with a prototype power-sliding sunroof – a feature that never saw production. Of the three built, this is the only one known to exist. Along with testing for the sunroof, Chevrolet used this car in the wind tunnel to test front and rear spoilers for the SCCA Trans-Am series. It is part of the Rick Hendrick Collection.

1974 Camaro Z28

Representing the first year of a new, sloping front-end design and wraparound taillamps, the 1974 Camaro’s facelift answered new federal bumper standards. New extruded and polished aluminum front and rear bumper added nearly 7 inches to the car’s overall length. The Camaro Z28 featured a 245-hp version of the 5.7L small block V-8 engine, along with front and rear spoilers and a bold hood graphic that left no ambiguity to the car’s designation. This example is part of the GM Heritage Collection and is one of 13,802 sold that year. Chevrolet put the Z28 on a two-year hiatus after 1974.

1977 Camaro Z28

After a two-year absence, the Z28 returned to the Camaro lineup with a greater emphasis handling, and was distinguished by blacked-out trim and a unique intake scoop-inspired hood graphic. Power came from a 5.7L small block V-8 rated at 185 hp and a strong, 280 lb-ft of torque. The engine was matched with a Borg-Warner four-speed manual fitted with a performance-oriented gear set. The Z28’s special suspension included specific shocks, stiffer springs and larger-diameter stabilizer bars. There were 14,349 Z28 models were sold in its return year, helping Camaro sales climb to 218,853, beating Mustang for the first time ever.

1978 Camaro Z28

Camaro received a facelift in 1978 that introduced body-color, molded urethane front and rear fascias. The updated appearance was more contemporary and customers responded enthusiastically to the fresh Camaro, snapping up 247,437 of them. Z28 sales hit a record 54,907 that year, too, with 5,907 of them going to Canada. This is one of those rare Canadian models, which features a 170-hp 5.7L small block V-8 and a three-speed automatic transmission. Although most of the content is the same as U.S. models, it has metric instruments. It was purchased from the original owner and has approximately 6,000 original miles. It is now part of the Rick Hendrick Collection.

1981 Camaro Pro Stock race car

This historic Reher-Morrison drag racer was driven by Lee Shepherd in 1981 to the team’s first of four consecutive NHRA Pro Stock titles – domination driven by NHRA’s change to a 500-cubic-inch engine size. This restored race car is fitted with the NHRA championship-winning engine, which is teamed with a three-speed Lenco racing transmission. From 1981 to 1984, Shepherd reached the finals in 44 of 56 NHRA national events, winning 26 of them. The team also was the first to win NHRA and IHRA drag racing championships in the same year and they did it with this car. It is part of the Rick Hendrick Collection.

THIRD GENERATION

1982 Camaro Z28 Indy Pace Car

For first year of its third generation, Camaro was selected as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. Based on the Camaro Z28, which featured the first-ever use of electronic fuel injection, two specially modified examples – the primary Pace Car and a back-up – featured all-aluminum versions of the 5.7L small-block engine, producing 250 horsepower. Chevrolet produced 6,360 replicas, all powered by the 5.7L Cross-Fire Injection engine. This car is one of the two built for duty on the track. It’s the back-up car, distinguished from the replicas with clear headlamp covers and safety lights.

1985 Camaro IROC-Z

Named for the International Race of Champions series, which pitted drivers from different racing series in identically prepared Camaro race cars, the IROC-Z production model brought a higher degree of performance to the street in the 1980s. It offered the all-new 5.0L Tuned Port Injection V-8 engine, rated at 215 hp, along with four-wheel disc brakes, special 16-inch wheels and additional exterior appointments. The IROC-Z was an instant hit, racking up 21,177 sales in its first year. This black example is displayed courtesy of Dennis and Veronica Mykols. It has 58,000 miles and wears its original black paint and distinctive IROC-Z graphics.

1987 Camaro IROC-Z convertible

This 1987 Camaro IROC-Z represents the first Camaro convertible model offered since 1969. All convertible models in 1987 were converted from production “T-top” coupes by ASC International. As an IROC-Z – named for the International Race of Champions series, which pitted drivers from different racing series in identically prepared Camaro race cars – it featured four-wheel disc brakes, 16-inch aluminum wheels, a specific “aero” body package and more. Under the hood is a 5.0L small-block V-8 and four-speed automatic transmission. This example is nearly factory fresh, with just more than 4,000 original miles.

1992 Camaro Z28 25th Anniversary

In 1992, Camaro celebrated its 25th anniversary and marked the final year of its third generation. It was a generation that saw a marked return to performance, culminating in the 245-hp 5.7L Tuned Port Injection engine offered this year. All ’92

Camaro models received 25th anniversary badges on their instrument panels, but only a Camaro with the Heritage Package – like this example – had another badge on the rear deck lid. The package also included the rally stripes on the hood, deck lid and rear spoiler, black headlamp pockets and a body-color grille insert. This example is also equipped with the track-oriented 1LE package – one of only 705 built in 1992.

FOURTH GENERATION

1993 Camaro Z28 Indy Pace Car

As was the case in 1982 – and the first year of Camaro production in 1967 – the all-new Camaro generation was selected as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. For the fourth generation, the performance-oriented Z28 on which the Pace Car was based introduced the Gen II Small Block V-8. Dubbed LT1, the new 5.7L engine built on the design features of the previous 5.7L TPI engine with a reverse-flow cooling system and additional changes. It was rated at 275 hp – the most in a Camaro V-8 since 1971. This Pace Car is one of three specially outfitted for track duty in 1993. Chevrolet also sold 645 replicas to the public, all distinguished by the multicolor “ribbon” graphics of the track cars.

1996 Camaro SS

The return of the Camaro SS in 1996 was marked with a bold hood scoop, taller rear spoiler and ZR1-style 17-inch wheels – as well as more horsepower. The 5.7L LT1 engine was fed more fresh air by the hood scoop, which helped push horsepower from the Z28’s standard 285 hp to 305 hp. Additional performance optional equipment included a Hurst short throw shifter, a “cat-back” exhaust system, a Torsen limited-slip differential and a “Level II” suspension package that include track-oriented 1LE components. The cars were transformed from Z28 models to the SS by SLP Engineering, of Tom’s River, N.J., at a secondary assembly facility. Only 2,269 examples were built that inaugural year. This example is owned by Carl Lins and is #240 of the production run. It is one of only 115 Arctic White hardtops – and only 73 of them, like this car, were equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission.

1996 Camaro AER/Sunoco race car

By the mid-1990s, the Trans-Am racing series had evolved from its roots as a production vehicle-based class into a field of purpose-built race cars. It was undergoing a revival, as well, driven by longtime “pony car” competitors battling it out on road and street courses across North America. Canadian driver Ron Fellows piloted the AER Manufacturing Camaro owned by Buzz McCall and for 1996, Sunoco came on board as a sponsor, putting the famous Sunoco blue livery on a Camaro Trans-Am racer for the first time in decades. This is the car Fellows won four races in that season, coming in third in points. It is presented by Mr. Patrick Ryan.

1998 Camaro SS

Camaro’s front-end styling was updated in this mid-generation model year and it introduced the Gen III Small Block V-8 for Z28 and SS models, which would quickly be known simply as the LS1. It was rated at 305 hp in the Z28 and 320 in the SS. Along with greater horsepower than the previous engine, the LS1 featured all-aluminum construction and composite intake manifold – lightweight attributes than enhanced front-to-rear weight balance and helped the cars sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.2 seconds. This early production model is one of the first SS models built, with VIN #0014.

2002 Camaro Z28

On August 27, 2002, in its 35th anniversary year, Chevrolet suspended production of the Camaro. This red Camaro Z28 convertible was the last car off the line that day. Its Bright Rally Red exterior color was the most popular that year, accounting for nearly 25 percent of all Camaro models built. More than half of all Camaro models sold that year featured the LS1 V-8 engine – rated at 310 hp in the Z28 – and about 24 percent of them, like this example, matched the LS1 with a six-speed manual transmission. This milestone Camaro is part of the General Motors Heritage Collection.

FIFTH GENERATION

Camaro concept coupe

This is the silver, pre-production concept vehicle introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit – and was named Best in Show by AutoWeek. With design cues clearly inspired by the car’s first generation, the concept was a complete departure from the fourth-generation Camaro that ceased production in 2002. The concept’s perfect proportions and heritage-inspired design elements carried over virtually unchanged to the production model that debut of the all-new 2010 production model. This concept is part of the GM Heritage Collection.

Camaro concept convertible

Following the original Camaro coupe concept, this orange, pre-production concept vehicle was introduced at the 2007 North American International Auto show. And while it previewed the production Camaro convertible that would come a few years later, it continued to honor the past with historic cues including a contemporary version of the classic Hugger Orange exterior color – complete with SS hood and deck stripes – and a houndstooth interior that was popular on 1969 models. This concept is part of the GM Heritage Collection.

2010 Camaro SS

The fifth-generation Camaro was introduced in spring 2009 as a 2010 model. It heritage-inspired styling was an immediate hit, generating 61,648 sales in that first, abbreviated calendar year – and growing to 88,249 by 2011. The SS models offered a 6.2L “LS3” Small Block V-8 rated at 426 hp. This is the first production fifth-generation Camaro built, carrying vehicle identification number #001, and is part of the GM Heritage Collection.

2012 COPO Camaro race car

This is the first production model of the factory-built drag racers designed for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition. Only 69 were built that year. Each was built at a specialized assembly facility using the same “body in white” body structures as regular-production models, but fitted with racing-spec equipment, including a choice of racing engines, a protective roll cage, racing instrumentation and a drag racing-capable solid rear axle in place of the production-type independent rear suspension. This car is part of the GM Heritage Collection.

Camaro Z/28 Nürburgring test car

Made famous in a video viewed nearly 1.15 million times on YouTube, this engineering prototype vehicle was used for the famed, 7:37.40 run around Germany’s famously tough track – when it was partially wet. Apart from some safety equipment for the track and camouflage on the bodywork, it is outfitted with the same production-spec content of the production Z/28, including its racing-derived spool-type dampers, unique helical-gear limited-slip differential and 505-hp LS7 7.0L engine with dry-sump oiling. This car is part of the GM Heritage Collection.

Z28.R race car

The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 returns to its racing roots with Camaro Z/28.R race car – one of the most production-based competitors on the track, sharing aero, engine and even axle components with the regular-production Camaro Z/28. In fact, apart from series-mandated equipment and specialized suspension components needed for endurance racing, the Z/28.R is as close to a production-spec race car as you’ll find on the track – including the 7.0L LS7 engine.