2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Hits the Dyno

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 on the dyno 1 photo
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Hear ye! Hear ye! This is the first ever dyno testing video of Chevrolet's most outstanding road legal track machine, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.
When the golden bow tie manufacturer first unveiled the modern version of the Z/28, petrolheads and brand enthusiasts alike didn't have much to say about the uber Camaro except "why is it so damn expensive?"

The 7.0-liter LS7 mill tightly fitted under the lightweight ventilated hood churns out a respectable 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft (652 Nm) of torque. It doesn't sound like much, but due to its godlike track-focused driving dynamics, this car is actually faster on a closed circuit than a 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition.

Obviously, most of the $75,000 this car commanded when it was still available for order went into all the little go-faster components that transform the standard Camaro into a great pedal-to-the-metal driver's machine. But how much oomph difference is between brochure promises and the real thing?

As it happens, the Z/28 pulled 455 horsepower and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque at the rear wheels during the dyno run, which translates in a mere 10 percent power and 13 percent torque loss through the drivetrain. Camaro fan or not, you can't deny those are more than respectable figures.

Scroll down to watch and hear the glorious 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 hitting the dyno.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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