A prototype for what’s believed to be a new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is back testing hard at the Nürburgring.
It’s the first time the prototype has been spotted at the German racetrack since the May 12 crash where it ran off the track and smacked a barrier, likely due to a mechanical issue.
While the car may not end up being called a Z/28, it’s clearly a track-focused version of the sixth-generation Camaro. Telltale signs are the aerodynamic mods, lowered suspension, and seriously wide rubber.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 prototype crashes at the Nürburgring - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The car was previously thought to be packing the same 640-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 fitted to the new ZL1, which Chevy engineers are also fine-tuning at the Nürburgring. However, there’s a distinct lack of supercharger whine for the track-focused car.
According to a previous report, it will come with a revised version of the naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V-8 fitted to the last Z/28. The revised engine, which may be designated a LT7, is expected to pump out between 540 and 565 hp. The last Z/28 came with 505 hp.
Look for the new track-focused Camaro, whatever it ends up being labeled, to debut next year as a 2018 model.