The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will go down in history as one of the most track-focused street legal muscle cars that General Motors has ever built, and likely will ever build (there won’t be a sixth-gen Camaro Z/28). For example, just to save weight, the Camaro Z/28 came without standard A/C, thinner rear glass, less seat foam, and just a single audio speaker meant for the door chime. It was also the first mass-produced vehicle to integrate Multimatic DSSV dampers in the world. Not even Corvettes can claim to be this dedicated to the performance cause. And while they were only built between the 2014-2015 model years, the opportunity to possess one of these rare muscle cars appears to be omnipresent. But to find one with a Lingenfelter-tuned LS7 V8 is a far more rare occasion, which is what we see here today.
Fifth-Gen Chevy Camaro Z/28 With Lingenfelter LS7: Details
The 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is finished in an Ashen Gray paint color. The suspension is inspired by Formula 1 and creates optimum performance on the track. Stopping power is provided by carbon rotor Brembo brakes capable of delivering 1.5 g of deceleration. In addition, the Michelin Pilot Sport tires on the vehicle are relatively new and create optimum grip for the car as it races around a track (arguably a downgrade from the OE-spec Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R). After driving the Camaro Z/28 around 24,000 miles, it was sent to the masters at Lingenfelter Performance. The engine was completely torn apart, the crank was re-polished, and then everything was rebuilt.
The Lingenfelter built LS7 engine is rated at 650 horsepower, a considerable increase from the OE LS7 that produced 505 ponies, and remarkably close to the record-setting 5.5L LT6 V8 that’s coming out on the 2023 Corvette Z06.
The LS7 V8 comes out of the box with a durable forged-steel crankshaft, lightweight titanium connecting rods, and high-flow cylinder heads with lightweight titanium intake valves. In addition, the engine features a motorsports-derived dry-sump oil system that ensures there is adequate oil pressure through the engine during high-load cornering. After the Lingenfelter conversion, the owner drove another 6,000 miles bringing the total miles on the car to 30,000.
This special Camaro Z/28 comes with Dyno sheets and a Lingenfelter programmer, along with copies of the original dealer invoice and window sticker. So if you want to get your hands on this highly unique 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 with a Lingenfelter built LS7 engine, then mark the date of March 16th to the 19th, when it will be put up for auction at the Mecum Glendale auction.