An even faster Chevy Camaro was caught on the Nurburgring last week. And while the Internet community enjoyed speculating about all of the amazing tech it could bring, the test driver had a tough time controlling it on the track. Believe it or not, he crashed and everything was filmed.
Nevertheless, this should and could be the best ever muscle car to come out of GM. It’s nemesis – already revealed Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, proved its track worthiness, so we expect the next astonishing Camaro Z/28 to be at least as capable as the Mustang. All the new info we have at the moment points to the naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 engine to be under the bonnet. We know that the previous Z/28 had a 505hp naturally aspirated V8. The new one should go a step further. It should deliver more than a Ford flat-plane crank the 5.2-liter engine can. We are estimating its power level at 530-540hp which should be plenty enough for the race breed Z/28.
Of course, these are only speculations, but we doubt that GM will gamble and install some other (read smaller) engine in their Camaro flagship. Hooning it on the Nurburgring means only one thing – the car will be more than ready to grab the GT350R and try to overtake the ultimate muscle car crown from it.
The crash may even be intentional to spark the talk about the car and to prove that GM does not cut any corners developing the monster. We cannot wait for it to be released. For now, we have this video showing it in action. If you listen to it closely, you’ll hear the eight cylinder rumble – it seems without the supercharger or the turbocharger.