A Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 prototype was tested at the Nurburgring and didn’t survive.
The Nurburgring is an extremely taxing and difficult racetrack. Automakers use the iconic course to test its upcoming vehicles, which, as you’ll see below, doesn’t always go smoothly. GM took a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 prototype to the infamous track for some testing and crashed it into a wall.
Luckily, the driver appears to be unharmed and the Camaro wasn’t severely damaged. The incident takes place at the 1:37 mark, while the rest of the video reveals just how brutal the new Camaro Z/28 will be. It’s also the best look we’ve seen at the new track-focused muscle car.
Even with its heavy camouflage, we can see that the Camaro Z/28 is meant to set blistering track times. Its massive rear wing with smaller winglets, aggressive front end, large rims and bulging hood all point towards its high-performance nature. While the video’s descriptions claims that the Camaro Z/28 is packing a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6, there’s no way that’s true.
After listening to the muscle car take the first corner, it’s easy to hear that the muscular beast is packing a small-block V8. However, there’s no word on what type of engine or performance the new Camaro Z/28 will put out, but a V6 engine is highly unlikely.
The Camaro Z/28 is expected to go on sale sometime next year and, if the sound is anything to go off of, will go toe to toe with the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.
If Chevrolet manages to keep the price down, choosing between a Camaro Z/28 and Shelby GT350 will be an incredibly hard choice.