Then Vs. Now: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs. 1967 Camaro Z/28

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By now, you've read that the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 packs 505 hp, laps a rain-soaked Nurburgring in under 8 minutes, and is a brutal track-tuned machine. You've also likely read that GM execs view this as a "true" successor to the original Z/28, which was developed to give Chevy a fighting chance in the Trans-Am racing series. And you probably also saw we recently got our first crack behind the wheel, putting the 2014 Camaro Z/28 through its paces at Barber Motorsports Park.

But how do the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28's numbers stack up against the original 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28? We crunched some figures to find out.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/282014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Length164.5 in192.3 in
Wheelbase108.1 in112.3 in
Width72.3 in76.9 in
Height51.5 in52.4 in
Curb Weight3355 lbs3800 lbs (est)
   
Engine5.0L V-8, iron block, iron heads, aluminum intake7.0L V-8; aluminum block, aluminum heads
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.00 in4.125 x 4.00 in
ValvetrainOHV, two valves per cylinderOHV, two valves per cylinder
Compression Ratio:11.0:111.0:1
Fuel DeliveryHolley 800 CFM 4-barrel carburetorSequential fuel injection
Horsepower290 @ 5800 (nominal)505 @ 6100 rpm
Torque, lb-ft290 @ 4200 (nominal)481 @ 4800 rpm
   
   
TransmissionFour-speed manualSix-speed manual
Ratio, First Gear2.522.66
Ratio, Second Gear1.881.78
Ratio, Third Gear1.461.3
Ratio, Fourth Gear11
Ratio, Fifth Gearn/a0.74
Ratio, Sixth Gearn/a0.5
Ratio, Reverse2.592.9
Final Drive Ratio3.733.91
DriveRear-wheelRear-wheel
   
ConstructionUnibodyUnibody
Suspension, FrontIndependent, coil springsIndpendent, multi-link strut
Suspension, rearLive axle, heavy duty leaf springsIndependent, 4.5-link
   
Brakes, Front11-inch discCarbon ceramic 15.5" disc, 6-piston caliper
Brakes, Rear9-inch drumCarbon ceramic 15.3" disc, 4-piston caliper
   
Base Price$3,527 $75,000 (est)
Production6073000-4000, Max
Richard Austin
Imagine the new motor in the old car (the irs too!)

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