First UK drive: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Meet Chevy’s hard core Camaro Z/28. TopGear’s Ollie Marriage took it for a drive…

I can’t think of a car that’s been through a more radical weight loss program – although it wasn’t exactly starting from a lean base point. Still, 1733kg is commendably light for a car that’s 16 feet long, 6 feet 5 inches wide and sports a 7.0-litre naturally aspirated engine in the nose. Surprisingly, this isn’t the most potent Camaro – that’s the supercharged 6.2-litre 580bhp ZL1 – but it is the most track ready.It has 505bhp and 481lb ft at 4800rpm, while 0-60mph is claimed to take 4.0 secs and top speed is 190mph. I’m not completely convinced it would hit those numbers – well, if the tyres were well warmed and you were at the end of a drag strip you might have a shout with the acceleration, but it would need to be many times the length of a quarter-mile strip to get all the way to 190mph.Tell me about the tyres.

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