When Chevrolet released the fifth-generation Camaro Z28 for the 2015 model year, it became an immediate classic. The track-focused muscle car is akin to the likes of the Porsche GT3 RS, and is powered by one of the greatest V8 engines of all time: the mighty 7.0L LS7. Perhaps then it is no surprise that Blackdog Speed Shop decided to transform the Z28 into a genuine racer for the Pirelli World Challenge Series. This GTS class machine was a fierce competitor, taking home seven victories behind wheelmen Michael Cooper and Lawson Aschenbach. And now for a few more hours, you have a chance to buy this one-of-three Chevrolet Camaro Z28.R
This Pirelli World Challenge Series Camaro Z28.R is being offered up by Blackdog Speed Shop on Bring a Trailer. The car started its life as a body-in-white roller from General Motors, before receiving a full race-prep treatment. The team wanted to highlight the capabilities of the stock Chevrolet Camaro Z28 with this build, and as such it retains a ton of factory components. The LS7 V8 engine is stock aside from a custom cold air intake, as well as being blueprinted and balanced with a restrictor plate per series rules. The Tremec six-speed gearbox, Torsen LSD, and factory-supplied carbon-ceramic brakes are also stock. The engine, differential, and brakes do feature upgraded coolers however, the latter of which were supplied by Pratt & Miller.
In order to get this muscle car up to racing spec, Blackdog Speed Shop did play with the suspension a bit, but the basics from the factory car remain. The Camaro Z28.R rides on four-way adjustable DSSV coilovers, complete with custom tower mounts and solid cradle bushings. The suspension is put to the ground via a set of 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero racing slicks. When those tires need changing, an AirJax system is ready to get it off the ground. Keeping the car in check in the hard braking zones is a Bosch Racing ABS system.
The bodywork of this Chevrolet Camaro Z28.R is mostly made up of carbon fiber, aside from the roof and the rear fenders. This decision was made for weight savings, as the Camaro isn’t exactly a lightweight offering. Supplementing the factory bodywork is a full aerodynamics package, which includes a front splitter and a GM-developed rear wing. Inside the car is a race-ready interior, complete with custom electronics backed by a MoTec M800 ECU. Other racing hardware includes a full cage, a cabin-mounted ARE dry-sump tank, a trunk-mounted 22-gallon Fuel Safe fuel cell, a C&R radiator, RPS carbon clutch, an aluminum driveshaft, and an onboard fire suppression system.
At the time of writing, this Chevrolet Camaro Z28.R has been bid to $45,750. That isn’t a lot of money for a race car, especially one with such a solid pedigree in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. The car is currently eligible to run in Trans Am and SCCA Club or Vintage racing, and we bet it’d be quite competitive. Should you not want to go door-to-door with other drivers, this thing would also make a killer track day tool. If you’re a muscle car fanatic, this might be too good to pass up.