We already knew the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 was going to be the most track-capable production Camaro ever released, so it’s no surprise to discover it also will be the most expensive production Camaro ever released—with an MSRP that begins at $75,000. It pretty much ends there, too, since the only option available for the car is a $1,150 package that bundles air conditioning and a five-speaker audio upgrade; remember, as a weight-saving measure, the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 actually comes without a/c and with just one audio speaker.
On the other hand, it also comes with a supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine that pours out 505 hp and 481 lb.-ft. of torque, and that engine is offered solely with a six-speed DIY transmission for maximum driver engagement. Then, complementing that powertrain is a sophisticated suspension setup that integrates Performance Traction Management technology with one of the industry’s first production-approved spool-valve damping system. Riding on that setup, the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 will boast four-way damping control and dynamic reflexes during both high-speed and everyday driving.
Also in the mix are 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels, wrapped in Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires, while Brembo’s Carbon Ceramic Matrix rotors help provide the stopping power. As a result, the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 also is the fastest Bowtie muscle car to ever run the Nürburgring; the new Z/28 boasts lower lap times on the ’Ring than the Porsche 911 Carrera or Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, too.
Said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America: “The Camaro Z/28 is an uncompromising performer that’s bred for the track—and every one of its unique components supports the goal of faster lap times. It takes the Z/28 back to its racing roots and adds to the strong lineup of Chevrolet performance cars, including a revamped Camaro SS and supercharged ZL1, as well as the SS sedan, Corvette Stingray convertible and 2015 Corvette Z06, which we’ll introduce at the North American International Auto Show next week."
And note: That $75,000 starting price for the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 does include the $995 destination fee.