Chevy unveils Camaro Z/28.R ahead of Rolex 24 at Daytona
Well timed ahead of Rolex 24 at Daytona, Chevrolet has unveiled the new Camara Z/28.R race car that hit the tracks the past weekend.
The fully street legal Chevrolet Z28 and race spec Z/28.R are not much different from each other as both are seen powered by a LS7 7.0 liter V8 engine dishing out 505 hp and 470 lb/ft torque, along with limited slip rear differentials and various other axle and aero components.
Z/28.R closely based on its production counterpart from Chevrolet debuted at 24 hour race in Daytona, Florida, tuned by Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport. Featuring a deep front splitter, hood extractor and rocker panels and larger rear spoiler, the Z/28.R is based on a modified stock chassis. Offering a minimum of 500 hp, standard carbon ceramic brakes, track tuned suspension and a lightweight audio system, the Z28.R sits on 12” wide tyres.
The new Camaro Z/28.R is noted to be a major advancement as compared to GS.R which has seen success in various races in Continental Tyre SportsCar Challenge in the past three years. With its new engine package and enhanced aerodynamics performance levels of the Z/28.R will offer the company even greater opportunity for success in the championships as it takes on race cars based on the likes of Aston Martin Vantage, Ford Mustang, Nissan 370Z and Porsche 911.