2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Video

For serious-but-accessible track driving, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek gives an A to the Z/28. On his way to the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Bruzek tracked down the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 at the Monticello Motor Club and took the iconic muscle car's race-ready variant for a few turns, dubbing it the "ultimate track-car experience." Watch the action as a helmeted Bruzek demonstrates the Camaro's capabilities to the roaring soundtrack of its 505-horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

'Flowtie' Adds Needed Air to Beastly Camaro Z/28


Sometimes when you're wearing a tuxedo you've just got to loosen that bowtie so you can breathe a little easier. GM engineers basically used the same concept to improve the performance of the made-for-the-track 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 by increasing airflow to the radiator — only without having to dress down. Instead, they simply replaced the iconic Chevy bowtie with the newly minted "Flowtie."

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Starts at $75,000

During aerodynamics testing, engineers observed that the Z/28's grille was displacing air away from the radiator, impacting engine cooling. Richard Quinn, powertrain cooling development engineer, had an idea that freed up valuable grille real estate without sacrificing brand identity — hollowing out the logo.

By Matt Schmitz | March 7, 2014 | Comments (3)

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Starts at $75,000


The bare-bones, track-tuned version of Chevy's muscle car will go on sale this spring; the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will start at $75,000, including destination and a gas-guzzler tax — a hefty premium over the track-oriented ZL1 model ($56,050) and the base 1LS trim ($24,550). The Z/28's price also doesn't get you air conditioning: The system was ditched to make the car lighter and can be added for $1,150.

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was first introduced at last year's New York International Auto Show and wears unique front and rear bumpers for improved track aerodynamics, fender flares and extended rocker panels, a rear spoiler and a functional rear diffuser. Power comes from a 7.0-liter V-8 good for 505-horsepower and 481 pounds-feet of torque; a six-speed manual is the sole transmission. Carbon ceramic Brembo brakes are standard.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 3, 2014 | Comments (4)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Camaro


Vehicles Affected: Model-year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro coupes manufactured between June 9 and Sept. 6, 2013

The Problem: The required airbag warning label on the sun visor may peel off. This violates federal safety standards pertaining to occupant crash protection, and the driver and front passenger may not be warned of the risks of airbag deployment, increasing the potential for injury in a crash.

The Fix: GM began notifying owners on Oct. 28, instructing them how to inspect the visor sticker; if necessary, dealers will replace the visor for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call GM at 800-521-7300 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Preview: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

We first saw the face-lifted-for-2014 Chevrolet Camaro coupe at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, but the convertible version is debuting a long way from home. The drop-top Camaro will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September with updated front and rear styling.

Just like the coupe, Chevy says styling tweaks help make the convertible more aerodynamic; the new model wears a wider, lower grille and a narrower upper one along with a functional hood vent that reduces heat and aerodynamic lift. In back, a more sculptured-looking decklid and spoiler join totally new, more horizontal taillights.

Inside, the car is again equipped with a color head-up display and the MyLink multimedia touch-screen system, which was new for 2013. The powertrain lineup is also the same: 323-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 and 426-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engines return, as does the 580-hp ZL1 model.

By Jennifer Geiger | August 22, 2013 | Comments (3)

Did Custom Camaro Herald Blackhawks' Stanley Cup Victory?


Let's see here: February 2010, Windy City-area RealWheels Corp. unveils a special-edition Chicago Blackhawks Chevrolet Camaro; June 2010, Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. February 2013, RealWheels unveils a new special edition Blackhawks Camaro; June 2013, Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup again. Coincidence?

If netting Chicago its second NHL championship victory in three years was the goal, adorning the two-tone red-and-black Camaro with logos, badging and other details seems to be working. Will the Hawked-out Camaro make an appearance at the victory parade in Chicago this Friday? It's hard to say as the car was to be hawked in a raffle during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, but join us in reveling in last night's victory over the Boston Bruins; check out the photo gallery by Cars.com photographer Evan Sears.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 25, 2013 | Comments (2)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE


The mean-spirited, muscle-bound 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE showed up to the party looking for a fight, but not with just any opponent. This is strictly a grudge match with its track-tuned nemesis, the Ford Mustang Boss 302, says Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman. With styling flourishes like a matte black hood, spoiler, rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels, the SS 1LE aims for intimidation while its roaring 6.2-liter V-8 — good for 426 horsepower and a 4.5-second zero-to-60 time — reiterates its readiness to rumble. Could the nearly $6,000-cheaper Camaro steal the Boss' job? Read Bragman's review and decide.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 5, 2013 | Comments (8)

2014 Chevrolet Camaro: Up Close

With new front and rear styling, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro is different up front, but I wouldn't necessarily say it's better or worse. Did Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Chuck Liddell with his signature mohawk act as inspiration for the hood heat extractor?

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The rear styling is what stands out compared to the 2013. New taillights ditch the previous cheap chrome-trimmed quad taillights in favor of dual rectangular ones that better mimic a classic first-generation Camaro. Fans of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette can no longer complain it has Camaro taillights.

By Joe Bruzek | March 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Video


If you're solely interested in cars for their convenience features and creature comforts, you can stop reading now. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, debuting this week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, cuts weight like a high school wrestler before a big meet, eschewing stuff like fog lights, stereo speakers and standard air conditioning — all in the name of maximizing track performance. And let's face it: You don't choose a Z/28 for backseat legroom.

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It's that 7.0-liter V-8's 500 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque that curries favor with the muscle-car faithful, though Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays suggest Z/28 fans might be put off by questionably redesigned taillights, which he likens to those found on a late-'90s Honda Prelude. Check out the video below and see for yourself.

By Matt Schmitz | March 28, 2013 | Comments (4)

2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS to Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show


GM announced today that the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS will bow March 27 at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

The 2014 model represents the most significant change for the fifth-generation Camaro, according to the automaker. Few details are known about the new Camaro, but check back in the coming days for full coverage leading up to and during the New York auto show.

The Camaro SS completes a trifecta of GM performance vehicles on display next week in New York, joining the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible and Chevrolet SS sedan.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 20, 2013 | Comments (1)

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