Chevrolet Camaro Z28 To Be Produced Starting January 1, 2012

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 To Be Produced Starting January 1, 2012

With only 352 days to go before the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 goes into production, you still have ample time to take up chewing tobacco and get acquainted with the music of Whitesnake.

The information comes from a dealer who just attended a national dealer meeting where Chevrolet officials described the product in detail. The name “Z28” was never officially mentioned, and the car was instead called the “HP Edition”. Equipment for the car in question includes a supercharged 6.2L V8, magnetic shock absorbers, massive tires front and rear (285 width up front and 330 in the rear) and some cosmetic alterations to the bodywork.

[Source: Camaro5]

  • Don

    Well, they should name it something other than Z28. Boss Mustangs and Z28s were 5.OL small blocks initially. The 2012 Boss Mustang sticks to that formula. This new Camaro does not.


    6.2 litres is hardly big block material and certainly not much bigger than the LT-1’s 5.7. Z-28 was an option package of suspension, cosmetic and engine upgrades. Face it, the engines have gotten more advanced and barely resemble the 5.0 litre V-8’s designed 45 and 55 years ago. While calling anything but a 5.0 litre “Boss 302” would be wrong, I personally don’t see anything wrong with putting Z-28 on a 6.2 litre engine. as long as there are other upgrades in steering, suspension, etc. Now what really gets me going is the RS. They could put hide away headlights and different front ends and different tail lights on the 60’s and 70’s cars, but don’t do it today. Face it the nomenclature of the 60’s and 70’s usually means little today in
    Detroit other than marketing. At least they are somewhat better today than they were in the mid 70′ and 80’s forgoing performance for gaudily stickered pieces of crap with poor overall quality to boot. All of the big 3 were guilty of it and this attitude allowed the likes of Honda and Toyota to steal customers.