05. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
The iconic Z/28 badge last appeared on a Camaro back in 2014 when the GM pony car was still in its fifth-generation. The sixth-gen models have received a mid-cycle update for MY 2019, but the Z/28 is still nowhere to be found. The ultimate expression of the Camaro SS is coming, though, and most likely at some point during 2020. The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 should share a lot of its parts with the current ultimate Camaro, the ZL1. This goes for suspension and chassis, mostly, but the upcoming Z/28 could raise that to a whole new level if the rumors turn up to be true. But we’ll come to that later. The all-new Z/28 should also boast a number of improvements in the tech field which might place its price tag north of $80,000. The previous-generation Z/28 used to cost around $75,000 if you remember.
The all-new Z/28’s centerpiece will be its new naturally-aspirated engine that stems from the next generation of the small-block V8 family currently in the works. These new aluminum block beasts should sport a 5.5L displacement and well north of 700 horsepower in order to give the Z/28 a competitive edge over its rivals. Aside from that, the new small-blocks should also get a flat-plane crank, four-valve combustion chambers, and both direct and port fuel injection. There’s also a possibility for the Corvette ZR1’s supercharged V8 to find its way into the new Z/28, but that possibility is slightly more distant in our opinion. Chevrolet should come out with more accurate details soon enough, though. Maybe as soon as in Detroit, in early 2019. We’ll have to bide our time and see.