GM Restricts Camaro Z/28 Parts to Prevent Cloning

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

If you’re hoping to transform a traditional Chevrolet Camaro to a Camaro Z/28, think again.

Considering buzz around the Z/28, it’s no surprise that Chevrolet wants to keep the model a collectible. The American automaker is hoping to protect its buyers’ investment by restricting 35 parts from purchase unless you’re a Z/28 owner. That means it will be almost impossible to build a Camaro Z/28 simply by buying parts off the shelf and bolting them onto your existing Camaro.

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The restricted parts include brake components such as rotors and calipers, emblems, wheels, fender flares, seats, grille, spoiler, bumpers and more. Naturally, we expect Camaro owners to find a way around the system – such as finding a Z/28 owner to order “spare parts,” but it’s good to know the American automaker is taking the initiative to keep the track-focused Camaro special.

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[Source: GM Authority]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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