Spied: Camouflaged Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Caught Lapping the Nurburgring

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

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