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 AutoGuide.com 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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