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If the traditional battleground where the Chevy Camaro waged war against the Ford Mustang was at the drag strip, the modern siege happens at the race track. More specifically, as you can see from this gallery of Camaro spy shots, that battleground is the Nürburgring. And the arsenal of speed includes aero packages usually reserved for GT3 racers. Looks like Chevy's gunning for the Shelby GT350. Oh, and did we mention those fender stripes on top of the camo?

Our best guess is that the vehicle you see here is the next Camaro Z/28. We previously saw a similar car with full body cladding, but this is our first look at the undisguised body. Whereas the 2017 ZL1 soldiers forth with 640 horsepower from its supercharged engine for maximum straight-line speed and acceleration, the Z/28 is targeted directly at racers. Assuming Chevy sticks to the same two-headed path to performance, a naturally aspirated V8 engine that makes its power high in the rev range seems the most likely powerplant for this Z/28. Don't rule out a twin-turbocharged V6, though, heretical as that might sound. We wouldn't be surprised to see the seven-speed manual transmission from the Corvette Z06 filter down to the Z/28, either.

Carbon ceramic brakes, a helical limited-slip differential, electronically adjustable suspension pieces, and Chevy's Performance Traction Management system are all likely additions to the track-focused Camaro. We also note lightweight alloy wheels on this test mule fitted with appropriately wide and sticky tires.

What's most noticeable about this car, though, are its wings, splitters, spoilers, and canards. Assuming these bits and baubles make it to production, the next Z/28 will be the most aggressive road-going Camaro the world has ever seen. The 2015 edition managed 1.08 g of cornering prowess, culminating in a 'Ring lap of 7:37.47. How much you wanna bet that GM's aiming to cut a few seconds off that time with this new Z/28?

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