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.

Image courtesy of topgear.com

Andrew Kirkley

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Andrew has been in the motor trade for over 20 years. What he enjoys most about his job is the team spirit and the dedication of his work colleagues. He also appreciates the teams input in the improvement of the company.
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