When Jay Leno accepts a car into his Big Dog Garage, it’s a routine affair. The celebrity car afficionado will probably drive it once on camera, and then park his new addition next to similar models, where it will wait out for the end of days. Leno’s latest car is most likely no different, but it does grab our attention due to the fact that it’s a unique Chevrolet Camaro.
Yes, another one-off Camaro. This one happened to be donated by General Motors to Leno, and features unique exterior styling. However, that’s not why this story is being written. Nor is it due to the Camaro’s unique cooling system, Brembo brakes on all four corners or the Pedders coil-over suspension kit. According to Leno, this vehicle is a modern interpretation of yesteryear’s Z28. And powering it is a twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine, producing 420 horsepower in this application. Both of which are said to be future projects in development right now. It’s also fairly easy to imagine the 3.6TT engine cranked up to somewhere between 470 and 485 horsepower, making it the ideal candidate for the Cadillac ATS-V — which will not be using a V8.
You can have at Jay Leno’s Z28 interpretation in the video just below. Turns out, this bad boy was revealed at SEMA back in 2009: