Chevrolet Tunes 2014 Camaro Z/28 to Literally Fly Around Track

By Jacob Brown | February 25, 2014
There's a certain thrill of a sports car in knowing that just because you're never going to do something doesn't mean you can't. Case-in-point: The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28's Performance Traction Management system. Designed around undulating tracks like the Nurburgring in Germany, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28's PTM keeps power going to the wheels where other stability control systems wouldn't. How does it do that? When the car goes flying over a hill at 150 mph, most cars would sense a loss of traction and stability control would kick on, nevermind the fact that if you're driving like that, you might have stability control fully deactivated anyway. With PTM, you can reap the rewards of both stability control and performance driving. In theory, PTM makes fast drivers even faster, which is opposite of how most stability control systems work. Equipped in the Camaro Z/28 as well as the Chevrolet Corvette, PTM helped the massively heavy 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 set a blistering 7:37 Nurburgring time around the 12.9-mile track. That makes the car quicker than the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S and the old Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. Both of those cars are much more expensive than the stripped-out $75,000 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which comes standard with carbon ceramic brakes.
On sale towards the middle of this year, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 features a 7.0-liter V-8 with 505 horsepower on tap. A limited-edition car in what is expected to be one of the last years of this generation Camaro's life cycle, the Z/28 should satisfy track fiends and those who just like the idea of fast cars. Source: Chevrolet