The legendary Camaro Z/28 made its return in 2014, becoming an official Indy 500 Pace Car once again. The original 1967 Z/28 was lightweight, nimble, yet powerful–making it on of the most legendary track cars to ever grace the asphalt. Fast forward to present day, and the original is still sought after, but seeing as how they take after their ancestors, so are the newest Z/28s.
We spotted this specific vehicle on Barrett-Jackson’s site and just had to share. This monster holds the most powerful naturally aspirated production small-block V8 to date, the LS7. It pushes 505 horsepower, 481 lb-ft of torque, and redlines at 7,000 rpms. Impressive.
All the power upgrades, of course, warranted a Tremec TR6060 6-speed clutch paired with a short throw shifter. We can only imagine the close-ratio gearing and precise shifting thanks to the shifter make for quite an incredible sporty feeling. It features an improved cooling system, limited-slip differential, and a Performance Traction Management (PTM) system, allowing drivers to adjust throttle and braking power to match their specific environment and needs.
Seems like this Z/28 is track ready… but thats not the extent of this baby’s badass features. This incredible machine is one of two Z/28 pace cars in the GM Collection making it a great addition to any collectors fleet. The fifth-gen Z/28 is only two years old and is already a collectors item, there is obviously only one way to go from here, up.
Yes, we know this is but a dream car to most of us… but, would it be worth the price tag of $77,000? Maybe check back in a decade when this thing is perhaps worth double for what it sold at Barrett-Jackson.