It's been nearly eleven years since the Z/28 nameplate was last affixed to a Chevrolet Camaro, but it's been 45 since the moniker actually signified a Camaro purpose-built for track use.

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which debuted at the 2013 New York Auto show, changes all that. When Chevrolet wanted to send its new Nova-based pony car racing back in 1967, it set its sights on the Trans-Am series, which mandated a five-liter engine (302 cubic-inch).

In order to homologate that engine and some heavy-duty suspension upgrades for competition use, the Camaro Z/28 debuted later that year, and soon became a major player on circuits across the country - especially when placed in the hands of the legendary Mark Donohue. The new 2014 Camaro Z/28 may not be a homologation special like the original, but according to GM president Mark Reuss, it's the ultimate expression of the fifth-generation Camaro.

If nothing else, it certainly looks the part. Like all 2014 Camaros, the Z/28 gains new front and rear clips, complete with a slim grille opening, rectangular lower air intakes, and rectangular, wrap-around tail lamp clusters that vaguely resemble those used on the full-size 1966 Chevrolets.

Like all SS models, the 2014 Z/28's hood louvers are an active aerodynamic aid, designed to reduce aerodynamic lift while simultaneously extracting heat. A massive front splitter also helps keep the front end planted on terra firma, while elongated rocker sills are designed to increase lateral stability at high speeds.

2014 Camaro

Not to steal the fire from the 2014 Cadillac CTS or anything, but Chevrolet has revealed a refreshed Camaro for the 2014 model year. Most importantly, with the new Camaro comes the resurrection of the Z/28 moniker, which will be powered by the amazing 7.0L LS7 V8 engine mated to a six-speed Tremec TR6060 manual transmission.

2014 Camaro ZL1

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 marks the return of one of the most legendary model names in American muscle car history.

2014 Camaro Z28

The 2014 Camaro models feature a revised exterior design that integrates high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds.

2014 Camaro Pictures

Like the original, the new Camaro Z/28 forgoes ultimate horsepower and torque for improved weight balance and track performance.

2014 Camaro Specs

This is for all of us who wanted a Camaro that is absolutely built for the track," Mark Reuss, president of North America for General Motors, said of the Z28

2014 Camaro Reviews

Chevrolet has unveiled its refreshed 2014 Camaro sports coupe, four years after the historic nameplate’s return to the US market.

2014 Camaro Prices

General Motors has unveiled the updated Chevrolet Camaro at the 2013 New York Auto Show and the Z/28 track capable model has returned with the updated 2014 Camaro, which will supplement the ZL1 model.

2014 Camaro Video

While we’ve had a close look at the track-focused Z/28, including producing our own video preview, we haven’t had much time with the rest of the 2014 Camaro range.

2014 Camaro Convertible

Chevy reminds us that the current Camaro was conceived from the start to accommodate a convertible model.

2014 Camaro SS

A teaser photo of the refreshed 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS has been revealed, giving us a sneak peek at what we can expect to see from the fresh-faced muscle car when the curtains are pulled off next week at the 2013 New York auto show.

2014 Camaro Interior

Remember when there was a bit of consternation among the Bowtie faithful after Chevrolet introduced the Camaro ZL1? The issue wasn't around the big coupe's awesome performance,

 

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