The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is the most track-capable production offering in Camaro’s history. Every element built into it is designed to deliver faster lap times on the track – including a traction control logic dubbed the “flying car” by engineers, which helps maintain the car’s full power and momentum for faster lap times, even if the tires briefly lose their contact with terra firma, in certain track conditions.
Created for track use only, the logic is woven into the Z/28’s standard Performance Traction Management (PTM) system, which integrates the chassis mode selection, Traction Control and Active Handling Systems, each tuned specifically in the Z/28 for optimal track performance and consistency.
These technologies helped the Camaro Z/28 log a lap on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring road course that was four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1, and beat published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. In fact, the Flugpltaz section of the Nürburgring has a rise that engaged the logic during the Z/28’s 7:37.40 lap time.
Check out the video above to learn more about “flying car” logic and hear from Bill Wise, Camaro Z/28 vehicle performance engineer. You can also learn more about it on the GM media site.
The Z/28 arrives in dealerships this spring.