Zee, not zed. Let’s at least get that straight. And while we’re at it, Cam-aero, not Cam-ahro. Trying to inflict local pronunciations on this particular Chevy (emphatically not “Chevrolet”) is like hearing Americans say “Mell-BORN” instead of Melbourne. It’s simply wrong.
And simple is what the Z/28 is all about - although there’s nothing wrong with it. The Z/28 may not be the most powerful Camaro (that’s the supercharged 427kW ZL1), but it is the most track ready. There’s no carpet in the boot (barely a trace of paint, in fact), aircon is an option, the standard stereo comes with just a solitary speaker and the tyres – well, we’ll come on to the tyres.
It’s 4.9m long, 1.9m wide and weighs 1,732kg. It has a 428 cubic inch V8 – that’s seven litres. It has no yellow-bellied turbos and doesn’t drive through one of those liberal-lovin’ double-clutchers to a chicken-ass 4WD system. It is emphatically not a Porsche 911 rival, which is why we haven’t got one here. Instead, we’ve lined up a BMW M6 and the Nissan GT-R. Europe and Asia exemplified.