Chevrolet, the well-known automobile division of the leading American car manufacturer, General Motors, renewed the Z/28 in 2013 when redesigning the fifth-generation 2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The iconic name was offered to the model after 46 years as a track-prepared version of the street-going coupe, just akin to Vince Piggins first conceived it. Although the model was offered with a power engine, it has not offered better performance, but quicker than its supercharged counterparts, such as the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 and the 2017 Porsche 911 Carerra S.
Despite the high price tag, it was sold quickly during its initial years. However, things did not go as expected, with General Motors finally offering a maximum discount price of $4,000 for the coupe in 2015. With a new model Camaro in dealerships since the last part of 2015, Chevrolet is now preparing to release its third-generation Z/28 for the model year 2018. There is no precise timeline for the revamped model, but odds are that the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will be revealed by mid-2017.
2018 Chevy Camaro Z/28 front
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Changes, Exterior
The external design of the next generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will be based on the normal Camaro, but it will feature a slew of performance components that make it a track-prepared scalpel, which includes many aerodynamic improvements to make the vehicle have an aggressive look. This would make the 2017 model to vie competently with its class competitors, such the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R and the BMW M4 GTS.
In the front, the new Z28 comes equipped with a big lower grille and headlights, similar to those of the Camaro ZL1, but the resemblances end there. With the grille, there are two air intakes with huge aero winglets. A big front splitter increases the downforce action, together with side splitters beside the rocker panels. The hood comes without the big heat extractor, seen in the Camaro the ZL1, most likely for the reason that the new model will not be supercharged vehicle, and so it does not require the additional cooling, but it still features a heat extractor midway over the power dome.
Around back, the trunk of the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2017 comes equipped with a large wing with three adjustable support brackets. Although the amount of downforce that the wing will create is not known, the new vehicle will offer better performance in holding corners at breakneck velocities, but its top velocity will be less than that of the Camaro ZL1. The 2017 Z/28 will be offered with a set of 20-spoke, 19-inch lower ride height, lightweight alloy wheels in the front and 20-inch alloy wheels at the back, wearing the 305-series to 325-series range Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires. The novel and lighter chassis will get further updates. The vehicle comes equipped with novel spool-valve dampers with four-way tuning and a race-developed suspension system, which will be attached to the wheels. Regarding brakes, the new vehicle comes equipped with the four-piston, 15-inch Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes in the front and at the back.
The 2018 Chevy Camaro Z/28 interior is anticipated to be designed in a fine yet in a sparse manner. Taking a prompt from the previous generation Z/28 and other contemporary track-focused special versions, such as the 911 GT3RS, GT350R, and M4 GTS, the 2018 model will probably come equipped with Recaro racing buckets, missing back seats, slenderer glass, less noise insulation, and carbon fiber pronunciations as standard. It also comes equipped with the Performance Data Recorder of General Motors as well as the MyLink infotainment system as standard. However, the air conditioning will be offered as an option, similar to the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Engine
The 2018 Camaro Z/28 is expected to be equipped with the same V8 powertrain with the displacement of 7.0 liters, found in the earlier model. The powertrain will produce the maximum power of 525 ponies and the maximum torque of 500 pounds per foot. This time, the new 2018 Chevy Camaro will be offered with two transmission choices, such as the six-velocity manual transmission and the all-fresh ten-velocity automatic transmission, carried over from the Camaro ZL1.
Base price and the date of release
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 release date is expected to be the mid-part of 2017 with the starting price of $ 78,000 without options.