2017 Camaro Z/28 Prototype Crashes On Nurburgring

Camaro z/28 prototype crash

Whoops doesn’t begin to describe a crash this week on the Nurburgring involving a 2017 Camaro Z/28 prototype.

The camouflaged sports car is undergoing testing at the world famous German race track and somehow ended up locking up, skidding and then crashing into a wall while taking a corner. The driver and passenger were both okay, and while the car took a hard hit to the right front, it doesn’t look too bad.

Fast forward to 1:35 in the video to see the crash.

General Motors told Autoblog it doesn’t comment on testing, but that “safety is our overriding priority.”

From the video you can see the prototype has a huge, gaping grille, blacked out wheels, and an aggressive front splitter.

Chevrolet’s been unsurprisingly secretive about the track-focused car and we don’t even know for sure what’s going under the hood. But from the video it sort of sounds like a V8 instead of a turbocharged V6. We’d also bet it gets the new 10-speed automatic transmission going into the ZL1 coupe this fall. A convertible version will follow. The ZL1 will also come with a supercharged 6.2L LT4 engine.

The Z/28 is expected to make its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show next January.


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