CamaroNews Exclusive Spy Photographers caught something awesome!
We’ve just gotten our closest, most comprehensive look yet at what appears to be the next Camaro Z28—caught close-up on the road, and also on GM’s test track.
These latests Camaro test cars are heavily camouflaged, but appear, quite clearly, to use the ZL1’s wide-body configuration as a jumping-off point. The last Z28 was a lightweight track-focused model, and its expected to take a similar strategy on this all-new version. Our close-up shots of the front-fascia appear to show different frontal air-intakes and a unique grille-mesh covering the center-lower grille opening.
The Z28 prototypes show the same lower side sills as seen on the ZL1, but the tires seem even wider than those on the ZL1, and they look extremely track-focused in their tread pattern.
What’s With The Different Rear Wings?
Something we found especially noteworthy is what appears to be a different rear-deck configuration for the prototype shot running on GM’s test track, as compared to the prototypes that were testing on public roads. The track-tested vehicle had its rear camouflage riding very high, presumably hiding a generously-sized rear wing. The road-tested vehicles were running without any noticeable wings beneath their camouflage. This leads to a few questions: 1) Is the massive rear wing an optional item on the Z28? 2) Is the rear wing a removable item that can be applied for optimum track-use, and then removed for street-use? 3) Is it at all possible that the car caught on the track is an altogether different model than “unwinged” model caught on the street? Perhaps the wing was simply removed for safety, since the high-riding camouflage that would cover the wing (as seen on the track-tested prototype) blocks too much rearward visibility for safe use during the public road testing.
The Z28 prototype on GM’s test track was riding on the wheels from the prior-generation model. The street-tested prototypes had what appeared to be the production-intent wheels for this new-generation model. The appear to be some form of open-spoke, five-star wheels, but both prototypes had plastic discs covering the wheels to help hide the design, and the details applied to the the braking set-up.