In April it was revealed that Chevrolet will be restricting the sale of factory replacement parts for the 2014 Camaro Z/28 to prevent Camaro owners from attempting to clone the limited-run track star. Only 500 Z/28’s were built this year and they are all sold out, meaning there are plenty of enthusiasts out there who missed their chance to get the range-topping Camaro. Luckily for them, Chevy has decided to appease them and will actually offer certain Camaro Z/28 parts for sale.
According to Car and Driver, Chevrolet will offer nine different Z/28 performance packages for non-Z/28 Camaros. This includes a Z/28 suspension kit, which if ticked off on the options list will grace your Camaro with the spool-valve dampers, springs, anti-roll bars, and front and rear suspension pieces from the Z/28. The helical differential from the Z/28 is also available in a separate kit which comes with an integrated heat exchanger for the diff cover, although it is not available for individual sale.
Chevrolet will also offer the Z/28’s brake cooling ducts, cold-air intake, exhaust manifolds for V8 models, cat-back exhaust, supportive Recaro seats and a differential cooling package. The most surprising bit, however, is the Z/28’s aerodynamics package will be available to Camaro owners. The pack includes the front splitter, wheel-lip extensions, underbody tray, and rear spoiler.
With this latest advancement, cloning a Z/28 seems much more impossible. You still won’t be fooling anyone though, you’ll be missing crucial bits like the Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, the sporty lightweight wheels and the signature ‘Flowtie’ emblem. We wouldn’t blame you for trying, though.