Better off Zed: Jay Leno’s Exclusive Drive of the New Camaro Z/28 [Video]
One of the biggest surprises of the 2013 auto show season was, without a doubt, theChevrolet Camaro Z/28. Most industry watchers assumed the1LE packagefor the CamaroSSwould be the most hardcore track package for this generation ofChevrolet’s pony car. But those same industry watchers were happy to have been proven wrong by theLS7-powered voodoo child that takes the Z/28 label back to the roots of the 1967-’69 original: Sharp handling, rev-happy engine and no automatic transmission option.
Unsurprisingly, a large percentage of us car journos are chomping at the bit to drive the new Z/28. Unfortunately, we’ve all been scooped…byJay Leno.Camarochief engineerAl Oppenheiser– who helped with the creation ofLeno’s awesome turbocharged, rear-drive-convertedOldsmobile Toronado– brought the actualNew York Auto Showcar by the monumentally-mandibled man of mirth’s garage, where the two explore the styling and technical aspects of the car, and then take it for a drive. A terrific-sounding drive, we might add.