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

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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 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro SS Photo Gallery (20 Photos)

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For the past few years at the Chicago Auto Show, a company based in Gurnee, Ill., has built and displayed a custom Chevrolet Camaro in honor of the local NHL franchise, the Chicago Blackhawks. This year is no different.

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Real Wheels makes custom parts for an array of vehicles from semitrucks to SUVs, but it’s the Chicago Blackhawks Camaro that likely gets this company the most attention. This year’s car is a 2014 Camaro SS convertible with some new tweaks. There’s still the Indian head logo cutouts in the custom grille, but there is no logo on the hood, just a stripe job around the hood scoop.

By David Thomas | February 7, 2014 | Comments (8)

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

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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

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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)

Muscle Cars Top Most Stolen Sporty-Car List

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A trio of nameplates synonymous with American muscle — the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — are also the strongest candidates to be swiped by auto thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's new list of most stolen "sporty" vehicles, the iconic Detroit coupes raced to the front of the pack. The report is based on theft records from the National Crime Information Center and covers model-year 2010, 2011 and 2012 vehicles stolen between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012.

The report breaks the cars into three classes: midsize, premium and compact. Sporty-vehicle thefts during the counting period numbered 3,780, with the midsize class dominating that total with 3,271, or 87 percent. Within the midsize class, the Camaro led with 1,509 thefts, followed by the Mustang (980) and the Challenger (782). Rounding out the top five was a mix of premium and compact models, including the Porsche Panamera, a premium car with 103 thefts; Audi A5/S5 (compact, 101); Chevrolet Corvette (premium, 69); Nissan 370Z (compact, 47); BMW 6 Series (premium, 45); Porsche 911 (premium, 24); and Volkswagen Eos (compact, 23).

By Matt Schmitz | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Edges Closer to Production

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When Chevrolet introduced the new Camaro back in 2009 with a fresh face, a new platform and hot engines under the hood, enthusiasts around the country had one question: Where's the Z/28? The moniker has long graced amped-up versions of Chevrolet's muscle car, but for the last few years it has remained suspiciously absent from the latest Camaro, with the performance mantle being handled by the SS and, later, the super-powerful ZL1.

Rumors of a 7.0-liter V-8-powered Camaro in the pipeline persisted, however, and at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Chevy finally unveiled the goods — a new 2014 Z/28 meant specifically for road-racing enthusiasts who want to drive a competitive car to the track, win, and drive it home again.

I recently got some passenger seat time in a new preproduction Z/28, still in development phase, at GM's Milford Proving Grounds. The company has a specially built track called the Milford Road Course that combines elements from tracks around the world, including the famed Nürburgring, all laid out in the company's southeast Michigan backyard.

By Aaron Bragman | October 17, 2013 | Comments (4)

GM Offers Siri Eyes Free Integration on Six More Vehicles

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Look for Siri Eyes Free Integration on a host of 2014 GM vehicles. Previously offered on the Chevrolet Sonic and Spark, Apple's voice-activated "intelligent assistant" — requiring neither the driver's hands nor eyes for use — will now be available on the Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt, the automaker announced Monday.

Through the vehicles' available Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system, users with a compatible iPhone running the iOS 6 or iOS 7 operating systems can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. To use the feature, motorists connect their iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair with the system and use the steering-wheel voice-activation button to begin and end sessions. In addition to the feature's no-look use, it prevents the iPhone's screen from lighting up, further mitigating distraction.

By Matt Schmitz | October 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Preview: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

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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?

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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)

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