Chevrolet Performance announces the launch of the Z28 Front and Rear Suspension Kit to the Chevrolet Performance Parts Program.
Product is available immediately.
12/Unlimited miles on parts only
Maintains vehicle warranty
Developed by Chevrolet Performance engineers, this performance Front and Rear Suspension Modification Kit has been designed for
the Z28 Camaro customers in mind.
Copied from camaroscotty.com
Z28 Suspension Kit:
Part Number: 23464729
Part No. Component Name
22942442 Performance emblem
22842513 Front stability bar assembly
22812943 Rear stability bar
22761221 Rear stability bar links
23105018 Right side ride link
23105019 Left side ride link
23105014 Left side handling link
23105015 Right side handling link
23104902 Right rear upper control arm
23104903 Left rear upper control arm
23104900 Rear lower trailing arm
22845487 Rear toe link
22903661 Left strut
22903662 Right strut
23473509 Right rear shock absorber
23473510 Left rear shock absorber
How hard is it going to be to get a $75,000 MSRP Camaro Z/28? VERY difficult.
There will so little made, that many dealers including the one I worked for, that has sold MANY of them, will not even see one in 2014!
Based on my experience, expect lots of lies, and misinformation from those dealers who are after your deposit dollars….and insist they will get you a car…..only to hold your money and make your dreams turn into disappointment in the car.
Also expect “extra’s”. We’ve seen it before……Glass etching for $2500, Paint protection, glass treatment, etc…. all “included” with your car at at premium profit to the dealer…
And, lets not forget my least favorite word – MARK UP. Yes, dealers think it is only fair to charge more than the recommended retail price, and the fact people will pay more to get the first cars….all will turn off the average buyer. Of course, these dealers will get talked about in top camaro forums such as www.camaroz28.com. We seen Camaro’s marked up $15,000 in some area’s at Camaro’s launch in 2009 – so I can see the markup hitting $30,000 or more on this car, all depending on the supply. And that has all indications of being thin…..VERY thin.
My suggestion? Big dealers get more cars, and the biggest has proven itself to me, and has never had additional mark up on their cars. Contact the Internet Manager / Camaro Specialist Eric Hall at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine TX, and tell him Camaro Scotty told you to call for your new Z/28. You’ll get honest answers and the facts – without any sugar coating! Eric can be reached at (817) 421-7287. If Eric isn’t available, call back. He is the one you want to talk to!
Those who want to save can wait until the following year and get the last of the 5th gen…..others can wait another year and see what changes the all new, Michigan built 6th gen will bring to the table.
Camaro Z/28.R Sends Historic Name Back to the Track
New era begins at Daytona with IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Don’t Forget the CAMARO CORRAL at ROAD AMERICA in 2014!
Meet the drivers
and a SPECIAL TICKET DEAL / PARKING AREA for CAMARO OWNERS!
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 returns to its racing roots this week when the all-new Camaro Z/28.R race car debuts in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be one of the most production-based competitors on the track, sharing aero, engine and even axle components with the new 2014 Camaro Z/28.
Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport will campaign Z/28.R race cars in the GS class of the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. The Daytona race begins at 1:45 p.m. EST, on Friday, Jan. 24, kicking off the 12-race 2014 season.
“The original Camaro Z/28 was designed for racing and became an iconic performance car through its hard-fought victories,” said Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet. “A new chapter in racing begins this week, as the new Camaro Z/28 makes its competition debut in one of the most hotly contested series in motorsports.”
Developed alongside its production counterpart, the Z/28.R incorporates the same performance elements that make the 2014 Camaro Z/28 the most track-capable Camaro ever. To enhance grip, for example, the Z/28.R’s body shares the same downforce-generating aero package as the production model, including:
Rear spoiler with wickerbill
Hood extractor vent
Rockers, wheel-house extensions and front tire deflectors
The Z/28.R is also powered by the same LS7 7.0L V-8 engine as the production Z/28 and employs the unique, helical-gear limited-slip rear differential found on the production model. It is standard in the Z/28, helping the driver put down more power to the pavement when exiting corners.
“Apart from series-mandated equipment and the specialized suspension components needed for endurance racing, the Z/28.R is as close to a production-spec race car as you’ll find,” said Kent.
Advancing the Z/28 legacy
As Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport kick off a full season of racing in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with their new Camaro Z/28.R race cars, they’ll advance the legacy of Camaro endurance racing that dates to the original Z/28’s 1967 introduction, when it was developed for the Trans-Am series. More recently, the Camaro GS.R won six races from 2011 to 2013 in the Continental SportsCar Series Grand Sport class, helping Chevrolet achieve a runner-up finish in the GS championship last season.
“The new Camaro Z/28.R is a significant advancement from the GS.R that won multiple races in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge the last three years,” said Lisa Talarico, Chevrolet program manager for the Continental Tire series. “We expect the new engine package, suspension components and aerodynamic improvements to help our teams to further successes in the 2014 GS class. The GS class is full of great competitors, and we believe the performance level of the new Z/28.R will provide us the opportunity to contend for a championship.”
Turn on your TV’s and watch the FIRST 2014 Camaro Z/28 be auctioned at about 9:30 PM tonight!!!
Who will win? Rick Hendrick? or will Dave Ressler surprise the crowd as he did with the Million Dollar ZR-1 Vette?
STAY TUNED, IT’S COMING!
**WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30PM MOUNTAIN TIME ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014**
Barrett-Jackson Lot #3011 – 2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 2 DOOR
Lot Number: 3011 Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014 Status: AVAILABLE Sale Type: NO RESERVE Price: Year: 2014 Make: CHEVROLET Model: CAMARO Z/28 Style: 2 DOOR VIN: Exterior Color: Interior Color: Cylinders: 8 Engine Size: 7.0L Transmission:
The winning bidder will receive the first retail production vehicle. Unique front fascia, functional hood vent , 305/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero Trofeo R Summer-Only Tires, 19″x11″ front and 19″x11.5″ rear forged aluminum wheels. Flat bottom steering wheel and shift knob in suede, RECARO seats with microfiber suede inserts, rear seat modified for weight reduction. LS7 hand-assembled naturally aspirated small block 7.0 Liter V8 engine, 505hp and 481ft/lbs of torque (SAE-Certified), Tremec TR6060 manual transmission, full aerodynamics package, large front splitter, fender flares (front and rear wheels), extended rocker panels. The Z/28 is capable of 1.08g in cornering acceleration, due to comprehensive chassis revisions. Increased stopping power from Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes capable of 1.5g in deceleration, 2.75″ exhaust, performance enhanced stabilizer bars, DSSV dampers, control arms and suspension links, shorty headers and helical differential. 100 percent of proceeds benefit Cornerstone Schools. In a city with the lowest graduation rate in the country there is one school in Detroit that boasts a 95 percent graduation rate and where 91 percent of its students pursue higher learning after high school. That school is Cornerstone Schools in Detroit. Despite the fact that more than half of its children are at or below the poverty line, Cornerstone has provided its children in Detroit with an excellent education for over 21 years. Cornerstone was featured on CNN, “As One School That Gets It Right” and is a known as model in urban education. A Christ-centered independent school, Cornerstone is exempt from receiving state and federal funding and must rely on the generosity of others to support its mission. Cornerstone is truly transforming lives of children and providing them an opportunity to succeed in life. The proceeds from the auction will support the construction of the final phase of its Leadership and Business High School where each student has an internship and is required to work two afternoons to support a portion of their tuition. **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CORNERSTONE SCHOOLS**
Below is the press release from Chevy on the new Z/28. There is already lots of talk on the web how this is now a “rich boy toy” car, out of reach with the average enthusiast and Camaro fanatic. A great car, but most people will never get to own one.
Also keep in mind this car did NOT get the hardened half shafts that the ZL1 has, so NO DRAG RACING FOLKS, FAILURE WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY!
Thanks again to the guy who called over two years ago, talking about the “Super Camaro”. Call me any time!
Chevrolet today announced the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will go on sale this spring with a suggested retail price of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.
The new Z/28 is offered in five exterior colors – Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic,
Ashen Gray Metallic and Summit White. Only a single option is available: A $1,150
package that adds air conditioning and four audio speakers. The standard Z/28
package includes one speaker.
“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,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America. “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.”
The Z/28’s unique exterior is designed like a race car to produce downforce that
presses the tires against the track for greater grip – up to 1.08 g in cornering
acceleration – and faster lap times. The aerodynamically optimized design helped
the Camaro Z/28 log a lap on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring road course that was four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1’s and beat published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
Power comes from the 7.0L LS7 engine, with dry-sump oiling, rated at an SAE certified 505 horsepower (376 kW) and 481 lb-ft of torque (652 Nm). The engine is
built by hand at the new Performance Build Center within GM’s Bowling Green
A close-ratio six-speed manual transmission is the only transmission offered and
power is distributed to the rear wheels via a Torsen limited-slip differential featuring a helical gear set, rather than traditional clutch packs, for optimal traction. The differential works in unison with Chevrolet’s proprietary Performance Traction Management system, allowing drivers to adjust the level of throttle and braking intervention to match their capability and driving environment.
The Camaro Z/28 is also one of the first production cars fitted with race-proven,
spool-valve dampers, which allow four-way damping control, enabling engineers to precisely tune both bump and rebound settings for high-speed and low-speed wheel motions. The wider tuning range also allows dramatically greater damper stiffness without a significant change in ride quality. Additional chassis changes include stiffer spring and bushing rates for improved cornering response.
Lightweight, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires reduce unsprung weight by 49.6 pounds (22.5 kilograms) per car compared to the 20-inch wheels standard on Camaro SS and ZL1.
The massive 305/30ZR19 PZero Trofeo R tires represent the first production-car
application in the industry and are believed to be the widest front tire on any
production car. To fully exploit their grip, the Z/28 also features Brembo Carbon
Ceramic Matrix™ rotors and fixed, monoblock calipers. The large 394 x 36 mm front rotors are paired with six-piston calipers, while the 390 x 32 mm rear rotors are paired four-piston calipers. Compared to similar-size, two-piece steel rotors, the lightweight carbon discs save 28 pounds (12.5 kg) per car.
The combination of tire grip and braking power enable the Camaro Z/28 to achieve at least 1.5 g in deceleration. With standard front brake cooling ducts, the Z/28 is also capable of continuous track use.
On the interior, the Camaro Z/28 features trim in a distinctive, matte-metallic finish
called Octane, a flat-bottom steering wheel and Recaro seats with microfiber
inserts. The seats feature aggressive bolsters for high-performance driving, as well as seat cutouts inspired by the five-point harnesses found on racing seats. To save weight, both front seats incorporate manual adjustment.
The rear seats of the Z/28 have also been modified for weight reduction. Nine
pounds, or four kilograms, were saved by eliminating the seat-back pass-through,
as well as using high-density foam in place of the rigid structure of the seat back
and steel mesh of the seat bottom.
Additional examples of weight savings include:
* Elimination of the tire-inflator kit, except for Rhode Island and New
Hampshire, where it is required by law
* Removal of some interior sound deadener, as well as trunk carpet
* Use of a smaller, lighter battery
* Thinner rear-window glass – 3.2 mm vs. the standard 3.5 mm
* Elimination of high-intensity discharge, or HID, headlamps and fog lights
* No air conditioning except as part of the single option package.
The Camaro Z/28 will be available to order in late January with the first cars
delivered to customers in the spring. Rights to the first Camaro Z/28, VIN 0001, will be auctioned at Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. on January 18.
The Z/28’s suggested retail price includes destination and freight charges, as well
as the gas-guzzler tax.
The initial feedback and consumer comments I have got has been very positive when it comes to the Z/28. There are a few that don’t realize it will be the highest priced Camaro, ever. Which is what I also was told back when I had a call a few years back from an unknown/anonymous friend in Michigan at the ZL1 launch early 2011, saying “Stay tuned for the “Super Camaro”, the most Camaro ever!”. That source turned out to be very accurate, thank for that! (feel free to call / email me any time!)
But this is what we DO know about the Z/28, it will be hard to get. VERY Hard, and limited. To those who have found dealerships such as the one I sell for that has a “no car over MSRP” business model, good for you! There are such dealers out there. But remember, bigger dealers usually benefit best when it comes to allocation. Many dealers AGAIN, will give false promises and take deposits for a car they will never see. Blame the dealer, not GM for this – it’s not wise to promise a customer what you can’t deliver (I cannot take a deposit either). And more truth is the following:
Why bring Z/28 back into the Camaro lineup?
The Z/28 name is one of the most recognizable in the automotive industry. This highly desirable nameplate is the right vehicle at the right time that showcases the latest innovation, advanced technologies and performance engineering from Chevrolet. It follows the introduction of the new seventh-generation Corvette Stingray and the Chevrolet SS performance sedan (the first rear-wheel drive V8 sedan in 17 years) and represents the latest performance statement from Chevrolet.
How does today’s model compare to the first-generation model?
Like the first-generation Z/28, today’s vehicle is a road racer first, and street machine second. It will utilize a wide range of state-of-the-art exterior performance modifications, extreme mass saving measures such as optional air conditioning, and it has been engineered for the road course (priority given to cornering performance and lap times, then horsepower and torque numbers.)
What engine will be offered on Z/28?
The Camaro Z/28 will utilize the hand-assembled LS7 engine – the most powerful naturally aspirated small block V8 GM production engine ever (originally introduced and proven in the Corvette Z06.) The premium materials of this engine help it enable a 7000 rpm redline making it the perfect fit for this road course, corner-carving Z/28 Camaro. The engine is estimated to deliver over 500 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.
How fast will the Z/28 be in 0-60? In the quarter mile?
The true performance of the Z/28 will be measured in lap times, not straight-line performance. To preserve the track-focused nature of the Z/28, it doesn’t have the strengthened differential and half shafts of the ZL1, and is not recommended for drag racing. The new Z/28 is designed to be the most track-capable Camaro ever produced by the factory.
What’s unique about the exterior and interior of Z/28?
The Z/28 incorporates (and in some cases eliminates) features with the goal of enhancing road course performance. Air conditioning is an optional feature in an effort to save mass. A standard 19-inch wheel and Pirelli Trofeo R summer-only tire package contributes to a lower center of gravity and outstanding lateral performance while standard Recaro®front seats provide sport performance bolstering.
How does Z/28 differ from Camaro ZL1?
Both vehicles are worthy of their names. The original ZL1 engines, installed in 1969 Camaros, were at the time the most powerful engines ever put into a Chevrolet street car. Today, the modern ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro we have ever produced, with 580 horsepower and incredible performance on the street, drag strip or road course. Similarly, the original 1967 Camaro Z/28 was created as a street-legal road-racing car, powered by a lightweight, smaller engine for better handling. The new Z/28 pushes the limits as a completely track-focused Camaro, including a lighter, naturally-aspirated V8 engine.
Who are the competitors for the Z/28? How does it compare to Mustang?
Looking specifically at lap times, the Z/28 will rival the best performance cars in the world. However, there really are no direct competitors on the market, as the Z/28 pushes Camaro performance even further beyond its traditional competitors.
When will it be available? How many will be produced?
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 will be available in Spring of 2014. Only a limited number will be produced. Distribution plans will be announced closer to the start of production.
How much will it cost?
Pricing will be announced at a later date. The Z/28 will be positioned above the ZL1 due to the fact that it features the very best, race-proven equipment on the market.
Keep in mind Chevy has already said this car will NOT have the hardened half shafts the ZL1 has so therefore, it is NOT meant for the stresses of “Drag racing”. It is meant to be a track car, not a strip car.
Yesterday I revealed for the first time the new color selections for all the 2014 Chevrolets. Today I am proud to give you the first scan of the interior samples. It is as good as the scan. To see it with your own eyes, go to your local dealer and ask to see his sample folder.