Camaro Z/28.R Sends Historic Name Back to a Track

Posted on 23. Jan, 2014 by in GM Canada

Camaro Z/28.R Sends Historic Name Back to a Track

New epoch starts during Daytona with IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge






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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014) – The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 earnings to a racing roots this week when a all-new Camaro Z/28.R foe automobile debuts in a 2.5-hour continuation foe forward of a 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be one of a many production-based competitors on a track, pity aero, engine and even spindle components with a new 2014 Camaro Z/28.

Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport will debate Z/28.R foe cars in a GS category of a IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. The Daytona foe starts during 1:45 p.m. EST, on Friday, Jan. 24, kicking off a 12-race 2014 season.

“The strange Camaro Z/28 was designed for racing and became an iconic opening automobile by a hard-fought victories,” pronounced Mark Kent, executive of racing for Chevrolet. “A new section in racing starts this week, as a new Camaro Z/28 creates a foe entrance in one of a many hotly contested array in motorsports.”

Developed alongside a prolongation counterpart, a Z/28.R incorporates a same opening elements that make a 2014 Camaro Z/28 a many track-capable Camaro ever. To raise grip, for example, a Z/28.R’s physique shares a same downforce-generating aero package as a prolongation model, including:

  • Front splitter
  • Rear spoiler with wickerbill
  • Hood extractor vent
  • Rockers, wheel-house extensions and front tire deflectors
  • Belly pan.

The Z/28.R is also powered by a same LS7 7.0L V-8 engine as a prolongation Z/28 and employs a unique, helical-gear limited-slip back differential found on a prolongation model. It is customary in a Z/28, assisting a motorist put down some-more energy to a cement when exiting corners.

“Apart from series-mandated apparatus and a specialized cessation components indispensable for continuation racing, a Z/28.R is as tighten to a production-spec foe automobile as you’ll find,” pronounced Kent.  

Advancing a Z/28 legacy

As Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport flog off a full deteriorate of racing in a IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with their new Camaro Z/28.R foe cars, they’ll allege a bequest of Camaro continuation racing that dates to a strange Z/28’s 1967 introduction, when it was grown for a Trans-Am series. More recently, a Camaro GS.R won 6 races from 2011 to 2013 in a Continental SportsCar Series Grand Sport class, assisting Chevrolet grasp a runner-up finish in a GS championship final season.

“The new Camaro Z/28.R is a poignant enrichment from a GS.R that won mixed races in a Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge a final 3 years,” pronounced Lisa Talarico, Chevrolet module manager for a Continental Tire series. “We pattern a new engine package, cessation components and aerodynamic improvements to assistance a teams to serve successes in a 2014 GS class. The GS category is full of good competitors, and we trust a opening turn of a new Z/28.R will yield us a event to contend for a championship.”

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 goes on sale this spring.

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