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by Brett Davis

Here’s something different, an American muscle car being tested through a series of corners. And of all the tarmac strings laid out around the world, Chevrolet has chosen the Nurbrugring to test the upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.

It’s easy to tease the Americans about handling but the fact is, the country and its cars are very much up there with the best of them… the Cadillac CTS-V is actually the current fastest production sedan around the ‘Ring.

This new Camaro looks pretty serious too, like it wants to break lap records. From the front we can see it is fitted with a large heat-extracting bonnet scoop, and a very aggressive front grille and lower chin design.

It’s also fitted with large 20 inch light-weight SP550 wheels which surround what appear to be huge gold multi-piston brake calipers, suggesting this will be a lot more track-focused than the previous model.

We don’t know for sure, but we’d hazard a guess to say the previous model was not tuned and developed on the Nurburgring, meaning this new model will be hunting AMGs and the like upon its release to the market.

Overall, this is a much more modern and aggressive design. The existing Camaro is more of a rekindle, and remake of the original, whereas this actually looks brand new and it looks fatter and more planted in the corners.

The rear still features a squared-off tail light design, typical of the Camaro tradition, but there’s a new, larger lip spoiler/wing. The car also appears to have pumped guards front and rear. All these beefed up enhancements are said to help the outfit manage the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 powerhouse under the hood – an engine also seen in the CTS-V. Power is expected to exceed 380kW.

No word as to whether this new Camaro will make its way down under yet, we’ll keep you updated. We hope it does, because it’s sure to match its show with awesome amounts of go.




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