Top 10 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28s

Top 10 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28s

Counting Down High Performance Camaros

We’ve all heard the jokes before. Muscle cars only drive in a straight line; they’re petrified of corners.

For many ground pounding monsters that may be true, but for a group of cars that are continuously mislabeled as “muscle cars,” that isn’t really the case. The cars I am referring to are “Pony Cars.” Pony cars sought to combine the power of a muscle car with the handling of a proper sports car in a compact, affordable package. Cars like the Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, Plymouth Barracuda and Chevrolet Camaro, came to define this class in the late 1960s. Top-10-Camaro-Z28-09 Being that these cars were meant to be more than drag-strip terrors, an emphasis was put on chassis development and racetrack specials like the Shelby Mustang G.T. 350, Pontiac Trans Am, Plymouth ‘Cuda AAR and of course, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 all came to be.

First arriving in 1967 as a homologation package for the competitive Trans Am racing series, the Z/28, sometimes spelt Z28 depending on the year, has been an on-again off-again Camaro designation ever since. For 2014, Chevrolet is once again reviving the storied name for a new Camaro trim package that promises to be the fastest Camaro ever. In celebration of this new beast, we now present the top 10 Camaro Z/28s of all time.

  • Don Fraser

    you should have stopped at #4

  • JazzyJerome

    Good list.

  • me262_schwalbe

    A black on red ’77 Z/28 is, in my humble opinion, THE most beautiful car ever to come out of Detroit. The late ’70’s Zeds are derided by most, but they have to be taken within the context of the time. With the exception of some Trans Am models and maybe the L82 (but not the L48), they were hot rides.