Camaro Z/28 Prototype Crashes on the Nrburgring: Video

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Did a Camaro Z/28 test mule just crash on Germany’s hallowed Nürburgring? Quite possibly, and we have the video to prove it.

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The car in question, dressed in a swirly zebra pattern features a massive rear wing, huge wheels undoubtedly wrapped in gummy race tires and obvious aerodynamic enhancements up front. It looks totally ready to battle this legendary 13-mile circuit.

Unfortunately, in spite of those upgrades the “Green Hell” has still managed to claim another victim. This development Camaro didn’t have quite enough grip for one left-hand turn and the car slid off the tarmac and into a guardrail.

Fortunately, it doesn’t appear as though anyone was injured in this wreck and the vehicle looks like it’s still drivable. It’s likely the only victim here is a severely bruised ego.

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Details about an upcoming version of the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 are scarce right now. We have no idea what might power this hopped-up ponycar, but the previous version featured a monstrous 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that was good for a mighty 505 horsepower. The new-generation Camaro is lighter than its predecessor so it could perform even better with a less-muscular engine.

In any event, check out this video of a suspected Z/28 circling the Nürburgring. And if you don’t feel like waiting, feel free to skip ahead to the 1:35 mark to witness the wreck, which actually sounds a lot worse than it looks, so crank up the volume.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on May 12, 2016

    it looked like no ABS. i wonder if the brakes were already cooked. **i couldn't help but notice the quick steering rack. Probably has a 12.0:1 ratio and 2 and a half turns lock to lock