Chevrolet revealed the all-new 2014 Camaro Z/28.R racing car. The new model is described as one of the most production-based competitors on the track. It is set to debut in a 2.5 hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“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.”
Under the hood of the 2014 Camaro Z/28.R is a LS7 7.0 liter V8 engine which has a unique, helical-gear limited-slip rear differential.
“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.
“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. We expect the new engine package, suspension components and aerodynamic improvements to help our teams to further successes in the 2014 GS class”, said Lisa Talarico, Chevrolet program manager for the Continental Tire series.