The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was unveiled and reborn at the 2013 New York Auto Show, and ever since it hit the road we’ve been smitten with its sonorous 505 hp LS7, and its fat-trimming measures like thinned-out rear glass and minimal sound deadening. It might be slower than a ZL1 in a straight line, but for anyone with their head screwed on right, the Z/28 is the preferred Camaro for hot laps and track duty.
Recently, a cameraman caught the Z/28 doing what it does best– lapping the famous Nürburgring with manic ferocity. But it wasn’t alone. A new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS also joined in on the fun, which could mean that an official time could be on the way.
The SS’s 6.2L 8V LT1 may be down some 50 hp on the fifth-gen Z/28, but it’s ample weight savings mean it can be chucked around the track with agility and
some grace (where my Seinfeld fans at?).
The real question is: Why were these two cars on the ring at the same time? As we know, the new Camaro will only be offered in Europe with the 2.0T or the 6.2L V8 powerplant and it won’t land across the pond until next spring.
Is GM doing some preliminary suspension testing to better accommodate for European roads? Is Chevrolet testing the cars back-to-back for benchmarking purposes? We can only guesstimate at this point.
Until we know for sure, why not check out the video and postulate with us?