The Chevy Camaro Z28 Would Have Been a Brutal, Monster of a Car

The Camaro just isn’t as hot as it used to be, and it’s a shame because GM was cooking up something huge for the Z28 badge

There’s nothing official so far, but rumors say that Chevy has cancelled the Camaro Z28

Now, a new report from Motor Trend, that quotes a source known as “Deep Burble” has shed light on what we’re missing

According to that report, the Z28 would have been powered by the 5.5-liter, flat-plane crank V-8 that’s expect to land in the Corvette Z06

As of now, it is believed that the engine is good for 617 HP and can redline at 9,000 rpm

This would have marked a huge improvement over the last Z28, which had just 505 HP and 481 LB-FT

It’s also not that far off the Camaro ZL1, which has 650 HP on tap, so it would have bridged the gap between the 2SS and the ZL1 nicely.

Going even further, there’s a chance that the Z28 would have been available with a manual transmission

Chevy hasn’t officially cancelled the Z28 as of yet, but the writing is on the wall, and it would make sense if it did

The Camaro isn’t exactly breaking sales records, with the brand selling just 29,775 examples in 2020, a downtrend of 38.3-percent vs. 2019.

According to Deep Burble.

“ fails to realize that most people buy styling over performance.”

What’s really crazy is that the last-gen Camaro Z28 sold out within a few months, even at a high starting price of $75,000

But, since the Camaro isn’t selling well, you can’t blame Chevy if it really has cancelled the project

Looking forward, 2026 could be the last year for the Camaro anyway – and that date was extended from the original discontinuation date of 2024.

So, this could be the last-generation for the Camaro unless Chevy decides to electrify the next-gen model or slap the name on an electric SUV to compete with the Ford Mach-E

The next decade will definitely be interesting, so swipe up to learn more about this breaking news.