Of course Chevy was going to turn the new Z/28 into a kick ass race car.
Just ahead of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Chevrolet has unveiled the Camaro Z/28.R, which will be hitting the track for the first time this week. While the Z/28 is fully street legal, the Z/28.R isn’t, but Chevy is quick to point out that it’s not much different than the former. Both are powered by the same LS7 7.0-liter V8 and also share a limited-slip rear differential along with many other axle and aero components.
The latter includes the front splitter, rear spoiler, hood extractor vent, rocker panels and belly pan. Chevrolet’s Director of Racing, Mark Ken, stated that "The original Camaro Z/28 was designed for racing and became an iconic performance car through its hard-fought victories. The Z/28.R is as close to a production-spec race car as you’ll find."