Since debuting in 2012, the ZL1 trim has topped the Camaro range, thanks to is 580-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 powerplant and other performance-oriented components. Well, the ZL1 will lose its spot atop the retail Camaro lineup in 2014, as the model’s chief engineer confirmed to Jay Leno that the new-for-2014 Z/28 model will top the ZL1’s $56,500 base price.
To the layman, a 580-horsepower car within the same lineup should always cost more than a 500-horsepower variant of the same model. However, the Z/28 is far more than just a “numbers” car, as it is a track-tuned beast with components typically reserved for top-line European exotics. And it’s these components that make the Camaro Z/28 the new range topper, so let’s have a look at them.
The most obvious of additions is the 7.0-liter V-8 that it borrowed from the Corvette Z06, but Chevy added to that a 10.5-quart dry-sump oiling system to handle keeping the engine lubricated when fighting 1.05g of lateral force in the corners and a liquid-to-liquid oil-cooling system.
via Official: 2014 Camaro Z/28 To Top The ZL1′s Price Point – Top Speed.