It’s difficult to mark the significance of a vehicle when it has yet to truly stand the test of time, but with the outgoing Z/28, it’s safe to say it is already an instant classic – even if they can now be had for super cheap. The revival of the Z/28 name (with the “/“ and everything) brought forth a stripped-down, strung-out track car. A whole $75,000 could get you the most capable Camaro when new.
Underhood was a 7.0-liter dry-sump V8 producing 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft, paired to a six-speed manual transmission. It shed 300 pounds off the ZL1 (air conditioning and stereo not included), came with a limited-slip differential, a slew of suspension tunes, and added stopping power thanks to enormous carbon ceramic Brembo brakes. Although this Camaro may be a throwback to the past, it will go down in the future as one of the greats.