Sure plenty of aftermarket tuners have supercharged the Chevrolet Camaro to produce astounding power figures, but since the debut of the current generation pony car we’ve longed for the factory-built Z/28. A few recent spy photos suggest the highly anticipated Camaro Z/28 may finally be nearing its launch.
The Shelby Mustang GT500 has been on the market for over a year now and ever since Ford has held bragging rights in the category of most powerful factory-built pony car. Yet, a recent set of spy photos from Motor Trend suggest Chevy is about to give Ford a run for its money. Although covered, it’s quite easy to distinguish the model shown as a high-performance variant of the Camaro.
Up front, we immediately notice a larger opening in the fascia to allow a greater amount of air to pass through the intercooler. A larger bulge in the hood makes room for the supercharger that sits atop the 6.2-liter V-8 mounted underneath. When the LSA motor is installed into a Cadillac CTS-V, it makes 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque, however its output for the Z/28 has yet to be divulged. Other cosmetic differences include a sharply-angled front splitter and subtle rear spoiler. The spied Camaro is wearing a set of staggered five-spoke 20-inch forged wheels, while cross-drilled rotors are grabbed by a set of massive calipers.
Our 0 to 60 mph testing in a CTS-V sedan resulted in a time of 4.4 seconds, while a Shelby Mustang GT500 took 4.5 seconds. With fewer pounds to haul and possibly more power, the Z/28 should have no trouble performing the same task closer to 4 seconds. If the pony car war wasn’t at full tilt before, it sure is now.
Source: Motor Trend