A scoop from Car & Driver states that back during the fall of 2010, the Chevrolet Camaro development team was working on a range-topping model that would declare itself king of the ponycar hill — something that’s quick on the strip, and even faster around a road course. This car was going to be the Z/28… as the rumors suggested at the time.
Then the purists within GM voiced that this Camaro, with it’s 6.2L supercharged engine, high content, and bulky weight, didn’t match up with the heritage of the Z/28 — a de-contented, high-revving, street-legal track car. So, just before its unveiling at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show that February, this super Camaro was rebadged as ZL1.
Aren’t you glad they did? Because now, we have the 2014 Z/28 with the amazing, glorious LS7 V8 engine, DSSV shocks, minimal weight, and minimal content. The meek need not apply.