Motor Trend says there’s a “pervasive rumor that suggests you can’t daily drive a Z/28,” and they’re determined to prove it wrong. Chevrolet sent them their most track-capable Camaro ever after hte publication named it their Best Driver’s car, and told them to keep it for 12 months, driving it on the track and street all in the name of science.
The analog Z/28 isn’t an ideal daily driver, but in sunny Southern Califrnia where MT’s offices are, it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. It may have a 7.0-liter LS7, a 6-speed manual transmission, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Pirelli Trofeo R tires and rear wheel drive, but it also has four seats a trunk, and in MT’s case, a radio and A/C.
The loaner Z/28 has only been driven 400 miles from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but it’s so far proved to be an amiable every day driver. We’re curious to see if the editorial staff feels the same 10 months from now, so we’ll be keeping you updated on its progress.