• Oct 8th 2008 at 9:58AM
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Click above high-res gallery of a Camaro Z28 renderings

There are already a ton of Ford Mustang variants on the market, and Dodge has seen fit to offer three separate Challenger models, the SE, R/T and SRT8. Could Chevy do the same with the new fifth-gen Camaro? It's possible, though there's been no official word from General Motors as of yet. A Z28 model to join the base and SS trims would seem like the next logical step if the line were to be enlarged.

A talented designer who goes by Jinx on Camaro forums has created some renderings of what a Camaro Z28 could look like. He envisions a supercharged 6.2L LSA engine underhood with 550 horsepower. That hood would need a power bulge to cover the supercharged mill, and the rendering features a clear opening like the latest ZR1, along with a carbon fiber splitter up front. An enlarged lower air intake would feed the intercooler and is also flanked by functional brake cooling ducts. Quad exhaust tips give those spent gases plenty of room to exit. If a Z28 were to come from the General, they could certainly do worse than to use this guy's design. Check out more of his renderings in the gallery below.

[Source: 5thgen.org]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Amazing looking renderings. I have yet to come onboard the new Camaro bandwagon but a car looking like this could change everything. Nothing too bold, just a front splitter and some nice wheels and it makes a huge difference. I am sure that the aftermarket will address all of these issues, in addition to wringing a lot more power out of the LS3. No reason you couldn't put a Kenne Bell/Whipple/Eaton and a cowl hood on an SS and do basically the same thing.

      I agree at GM won't make the Z28 faster than the Z06, if they make it all. For this reason I could maybe see a LS7 since the weight of the Camaro would tame it down compared to the Z06, but still probably run door-to-door with the CTS-V. I just wish somebody would make something competitive in performance and price of the '03-'04 Cobras, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The wheels set it off nicely, along with the revised hood. With all the new CAFE standards i can't see Chevy doing this, but i'm sure a tuning company will eventually tune it..

      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah I look forward to it on it's release date of Feb. 31st, 20xx. The only people who would buy this car (given fuel prices, tough economic times, etc) already own or are planning to purchase Corvettes. Chevy would be going full-retard if they put this into production given market conditions and CAFE.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It may be old to bloggers, but it will be new to the public at large.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Richard Hammond: "What if it happens to be a good car?"

      Me: "I'd sell everything and buy one."

      The new Camaro is a masterpiece of modern-retro design
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought GM already said no Z28?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was JUST about to say that. It was stillborn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very comprehensive design. The changes are subtle, but a trained eye can easily point out 10 differences from the SS.

      What I don't like about this chop is that he simply modified the Z06 logo. Why not go back to the last Z/28 and simply enhance that logo, rather than chopping an exclusive Corvette logo .. lazy if you ask me. As a photo-shopper myself, I would say he did the logo last.

      I do, however, hope that GM does decide to reinvent the Z/28. Going back through history, it is the Camaro's Shelby Cobra Mustang, and should live on.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice looking, probably will not have the Caddy/ZR-1 engine for marketing/cost reasons, but a Z06 mill might work out well for a Z28. On second thought, the ZR-1 mill could be installed and we have a ZL-1 Camaro. I happen to love the silver...I prefer stealth colors.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stay true to the original Z/28 with a light weight car and a high revving smaller motor. Use some of the Z06 7.0L know-how on the 4.8 or 5.3. Make something track worthy with 375-400 hp. Also this would fit better with upcoming EPA requirements than using the blown 6.2L or 7.0L
      • 7 Years Ago
      I ain't no GM fanboy, but that's a good looking ride.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It wont look like that. It needs more fake hood scoops and fender scoops.plus it will need some kind of giant spoiler and 20" wheels
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why are we getting entire posts written about some photoshopping that some anonymous dude did and posted on some forum?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I was about the say the same thing, but you beat me to it.
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