All New 2014 Pontiac Trans Am Camaro rolls out - Review


The 2014 Pontiac Trans Am Camaro Z/28 uses the dry-sump LS7 7.0-liter aluminum V8 from the Corvette Z06, rated at 500 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The engine gets unique induction and exhaust systems and a low-restriction K&N air filter. The standard dual-mode exhaust system has larger-diameter pipes and bypasses the mufflers during hard acceleration.

The only transmission available is a Tremec six-speed manual with a 3.91:1 final drive ratio.

The Trans Am Camaro package includes a liquid-to-liquid cooler for the transmission and rear differential. The limited-slip differential uses a helical gear set in place of traditional clutch packs, which Pontiac says continuously adjusts torque bias when going through corners.

Stopping power comes from Brembo carbon-ceramic brake discs -- 15.5-inch units in front and 15.3-inch units in back -- and fixed monoblock calipers. Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires, sized 305/30ZR19, are wrapped around 19-inch wheels. Electronic stability control is standard.

The 2014 Trans Am Camaro Z/28 is street legal but designed for racetrack duty.