Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

  The pony car wars are still in full force and the Chevrolet Camaro is on the forefront of every battle. The seasoned muscle car boasts a muscular exterior with sleek lines and a powerful engine mounted behind that familiar face. The rear-wheel drive Chevrolet Camaro is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine delivering 304hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, but the better choice is found in the 6.2L V8 engine cranking out 400/426hp and 410/420lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Since debuting in 2012, the ZL1 trim has topped the Camaro range, thanks to is 580-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 powerplant and other performance-oriented components. Well, the ZL1 will lose its spot atop the retail Camaro lineup in 2014, as the model’s chief engineer confirmed to Jay Leno that the new-for-2014 Z/28 model will top the ZL1’s $56,500 base price.

To the layman, a 580-horsepower car within the same lineup should always cost more than a 500-horsepower variant of the same model. However, the Z/28 is far more than just a "numbers" car, as it is a track-tuned beast with components typically reserved for top-line European exotics . And it’s these components that make the Camaro Z/28 the new range topper, so let’s have a look at them.

The most obvious of additions is the 7.0-liter V-8 that it borrowed from the Corvette Z06, but Chevy added to that a 10.5-quart dry-sump oiling system to handle keeping the engine lubricated when fighting 1.05g of lateral force in the corners and a liquid-to-liquid oil-cooling system.

The engine is nothing short of awesome, but where the real fun comes is in the suspension and brakes. First, GM added in spool-valve dampers that are usually reserved for road-racing and exotic cars. These dampers offer four-way tuning for the bump and rebound, which allowed engineers to stiffen the dampers without making the ride overly harsh. Also added in are stiffer-rate springs and stiffer bushings, which are the often-overlooked components that help minimize body roll in the corners.

Next came the super-wide 19-inch aluminum wheels that not only save 42 pounds in unsprung weight, but also drop the ride height by 33 mm (1.3 inches) and afford the real estate needed to install some sticky 305/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires — this is the first time these tires see use on a production model.

The last addition comes by way of a set of standard — yes, I said "standard" — Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix rotors, which are expensive options on plenty of models that eclipse the $100k mark. Up front, these pricey rotors measure 394-by-36 mm (15.5-by-1.4 inch) and are squeezed by six-pot calipers. The rear rotors are 390-by-32 mm (15.4-by-1.3 inches) and are gripped by four-piston calipers. Not only do these CCM brakes save another 28 pounds in unsprung weight, but they also play a key role in the Z/28 producing 1.5g in deceleration force. so buckle your seatbelts, folks.

Now for addition by subtraction, as Chevy eliminated the tire-inflation kit, all sound-deadening materials, trunk carpeting, HID headlights, fog lights and air-conditioning (optional) to help shave more weight. It then installed 3.2 mm (0.125-inch) glass in the rear, which is 0.3 mm (0.0118 inches) thinner than the standard glass, and replaced the standard battery with a smaller battery. These deductions, combined with the other weight-saving measures, leave the Z/28’s weight a stunning 300 pounds less than the ZL1 and 100 pounds less than the SS.

With all this precision tuning and additions, it becomes crystal clear exactly why the powerful ZL1 loses its top spot in the lineup.

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The 2014 Camaro Z/28 was unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show and up to this point, no one outside of General Motors has gotten the chance to test drive it.

Jay Leno is certainly not you random Joe Schmo, so GM saw him fit to be the first civilian tester. Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer for the Camaro, presented the car to JAy and outlined some of the more important details of it, like how he fought to have the slash reinserted into the Z/28 nameplate.

Jay took a nice crack at the new Camaro Z/28, but this is the show car, so GM didn’t allow him to push it too hard. He especially was not allowed to do his trademark burn out at the end of the show. Regardless of him having to baby the resurrected Z, the video is still a hoot to watch and listen too, as that 500-horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8 sure does produce a sweet sound.

Check out the video to see what Jay thinks of it.

Chevrolet will unveil four customized Camaros at SEMA

If this special edition Camaro looks eerily familiar to you, it’s because this car has been around for a number of years now. It’s called the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept and it was built by Riley Technologies and General Motors’ High Performance Vehicle Operations as one of four customized Camaros at SEMA 2008 .

Four years after wowing the crowd in Las Vegas, the Camaro GS Racecar Concept returns to the headlines because it will be up for sale at the Mecum Auctions next month as part of the Monterey Car Week.

The car draws inspiration from a particular racer from the past, specifically the 1969 Camaro Trans-Am racecar driven by Mark Donohue. The Camaro GS Racecar Concept was even painted in the same deep-blue paint scheme that comes with accented yellow graphics, a yellow-painted interior and yellow racing wheels.

In addition, the prototype also had its seams welded to go along with carbon-fiber fenders, doors, hood and trunk. A 3-inch exhaust system with aftermarket mufflers took the place of the stock equipment, while the car’s standard LS3 V-8 engine was fitted into solid engine mounts and mated to a close-ration six-speed manual transmission.

Organizers at Mecum Auctions don’t have a specific price for the one-off prototype, but they do estimate the hammer falling in the low-to-mid six digits.

Click past the jump to read about the Chevrolet Camaro

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Typically, Chevrolet sends its most powerful cars to pace the most important racing events and this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup will be no exception. Chevy and Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today that a Camaro ZL1 will pace this Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup field set to the start the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ZL1 will be driven by ESPN "SportsCenter" anchor and Indiana University graduate, Sage Steele

The ZL1 Pace Car is painted in a nice combination of blue and gray with the official logos and badges. There are also lots of sirens and LED lights that will help it be more visible on the racetrack.

Chevrolet has paced the previous 19 Sprint Cup races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and this is the sixth time a Camaro has paced the race.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

"Transformers 4 " is already shaping up to be a supercar-loaded movie that is in the process of blowing away all three of its predecessors back to Cybertron.

We already had that thinking not knowing that Michael Bay had another surprise up its sleeve, which we soon discovered to be what’s being billed as the 2014 Concept Camaro Bumblebee.

To be clear, we haven’t seen the current generation Camaro look anywhere close to this one, leading us to speculate on whether this could be a future concept look at the next generation Camaro. All this despite the fact that the 2014 Camaro already boasts a pretty significant facelift.

And how does the 2014 Concept Camaro Bumblebee tie up to the previously introduced - and fully customized - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS that we initially thought would be Bumblebee’s new guise in "Transformers 4"?

Best we can come up with is that it’ll be similar to the first Transformers when Bumblebee entered as a run-down and beat-up model only to transform into the modern-day Camaro.

Whatever the case may be, this 2014 Concept Camaro Bumblebee looks completely bad sick.

Click past the jump to read about the "other" Camaro that’ll be in Transformers 4

Source: Michael Bay

Forgive us for not being aware that June 7th was apparently “National Donut Day.” There’s already a handful of these national (blank) days, so it’s hard to figure out which one is which.

Thankfully, Chevrolet and Lexus didn’t forget that June 7th was National Donut Day. In a pair of fitting tributes to the celebration of the round and treat, Chevy and Lexus decided to take their respective sports cars - the Camaro ZL1 and the LF-A - and give them enough room to do one of the things the two exotics do best in the industry

Creating donuts; lots and lots of smokin’ donuts.

Not the tasty, fried variety, but the rubber-burning kind that everyone in the auto industry never gets tired of seeing.

So to those who had a wonderful time downing three donuts in 90 seconds, consider this video as a perfect way to cap off the festivities, despite being a few days behind.

Click past the jump to watch Lexus’ National Donut Day tribute courtesy of the LF-A

Transformers 4 is still a year away from hitting theaters, but that hasn’t stopped producer Michael Bay from giving us a sneak peek at the cars that have already been penciled in to make appearances in the movie.

Yesterday, it was a redesigned Optimus truck, a Bugatti Veyron , and a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray .

Today, it’s a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS .

It goes without saying that this car is expected to be Bumblebee as it goes back to its Camaro roots. For one thing, it sure looks a lot better than the "piece of crap" Camaro Bumblebee started as in the first movie.

Oddly enough, the new Bumblebee is not a fifth-generation model, which might catch some people by surprise. Not us, though; if there’s anything that looks better than the current Camaro, it’s a customized classic Camaro capable of fully flexing its old school American muscle.

Click past the jump to read about the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Don’t look now, but Orlando-based tuner Ultimate Auto is back at it with yet another fantastic aftermarket program.

We’ve seen what the company can do when presented with a sports car. Imagine what kind of work it can produce with a muscle car, like the 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 ?

Well, we won’t have to wonder anymore because the Camaro ZL1 is precisely the subject of Ultimate Auto’s latest program. Aesthetically, the upgrades were mostly contained on the interior. The metallic black exterior is complemented by touches of grey and candy red with the latter being used as housing inserts for the custom JL Audio HD amplifiers and the 2 W7’s inside the cabin.

But that’s not all of it; Ultimate Auto also added a Borla cat-back exhaust system and headers to enhance its exhaust note and relieve any back pressure. From there, a K&N carbon-fiber intake system was also installed to go with that absolutely scintillating NOS system.

Just imagine the kind of damage this Camaro ZL1 can do when it’s taken to the drag strip. We can already see it leaving some poor car in a cloud of tire smoke and shame.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you might have missed out on the Dubai Police’s lineup of new cars. And if you didn’t know any better, you might have guessed that this was some kind of ostentatious joke by the Middle Eastern country.

But the latest video seems to suggest otherwise, as three of the cars dressed up in the PD’s now famous white and green livery were filmed patrolling the highways of Dubai. That, or the police just wanted to show motorists - that includes you, Justin Bieber - the kind of cars that will be hunting them down should they decide to break some traffic laws.

These cars aren’t Ford Crown Victorias, fellas. These are some of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet and if you think that you can provoke them to a car chase and get away with it, well, we don’t like your chances one bit.

Click past the jump to see more of the Dubai Police’s cop cars

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We don’t know about you, but we just found the perfect job: being a police officer for the Dubai Police. Why? Well, we’re pretty sure you know the answer already: because of its incredible fleet.

Dubai officers can drive an Aston Martin One-77 , a Lamborghini Aventador or a Ferrari FF . The latest car dressing in Dubai Police uniform in the Camaro SS .

While it may not be as impressive as the other three supercars, the Camaro SS is still a sports car that not many officers can enjoy. Just like the other three supercars, the Camaro SS is dressed in a white livery paint with the usual green strips and the official Dubai Police badges.

On the U.S. market, a Camaro SS is priced at $33,535, but we are pretty sure that will all those police gadgets its value has been increased to more than $100k.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Source: Carsession

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