2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 To Be Shown At Chicago Auto Show
At this point in time, this is a rumor, as General Motors has not yet announced when the Camaro Z28 will be ready for the eyes of the public. That being said, egmCarTech is reporting that the supercharged coupe will be in Chicago and on the stage on February 9.
As of now, there are no official engine specifications, but many believe the Z28 will pack the Cadillac CTS-V’s supercharged V8 engine. In the Cadillac, this motor puts out 556 horsepower, but it also has some serious weight to haul around. The Camaro on the other hand, will be like holding a can of soda compared to a 12-pack, so the engine will be able to use more of that power for raw speed. There have been rumors going around that the V8 in the Chevrolet will put out an even 550 horsepower, but that has yet to be confirmed.
The engine will be connected to a six-speed manual transmission with a dual-clutch or a six-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. While we would recommend the manual, chances are most of the American public will go for the automatic option.
The new Camaro Z28 should give the Ford Mustang GT500 a run for its money on the track. In the looks department, the Ford might have the edge, but performance wise, the Camaro would have to eat plenty of cheeseburgers in order to lose. Just to refresh, the Mustang GT500 packs a 4.7-liter supercharged V8 with 540 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of tire smoking torque.
In the looks department, the 2012 Z28 will pack wider tires a revised exhaust, a massive hood bulge and a sizable front splitter. That being said, most of the styling will remain the same.
After the Chicago debut, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 will be ready for production in January 1, 2012 and on sale at a later date.