1969 Big Red Camaro vs 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
For more than 25 years there is one and only “BADDEST CAMARO EVER” or the Big Red Camaro which is created for multiple purposes. But now there is new, fifth generation Z/28 model, developed for circuit tracks, which means that the chassis and suspension are made especially for this kind of racing. First, let’s see some numbers before the race.
On the paper 1969 Big Red has all the advantages over the 2014 Z/28. It has 540 cubic-inch Big-Block V8 engine which generates 874 horsepower and 655 lb.-ft. of torque at 7,000 rpm. Four-speed Jerico gearbox transfers the power on the 18-inch BBS rims equipped with Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-Fioranos tires, with dimensions of 335/30ZR-18 on all four wheels, which are secured with six-piston Baer Racing 6S brakes. And finally Bigred can achieve speed over 200mph.
On the other hand the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has 428 cubic-inch or 7.0 liter V8 LS7 Big-Block engine, with 505 horsepower and 481 lb.-ft. of torque at 4800rpm. The transmission system is modern manual 6-speed Tremec TR6060. For the ultimate grip there are Pirelli PZero Trofeo R with dimensions of 305/30ZR19 and Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix for incredible braking performance. Top speed is 172mph with 4.4 sec from 0 to 60mph.