2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Race Car – (Track) One Take

*We apologize for the position and auto-iris of the forward facing camera, which was set up while the car was in garage and on jack stands. We understand if you don’t know the layout of Willow Springs, it may be tricky to follow. We will try to do better next time. MF*

This 2015 Camaro Z/28 began life as a road car, and was converted by its owner, Russ Taylor, to run in NASA Super Touring 2 class racing. It runs the stock powertrain, with the dry-sump , 505 HPLS7 V8 and 6-speed manual transmission, but significant weight has been removed, and it now only weighs 3,300 lbs, wet. Stock weight is over 3,800 lbs. With a roll cage, significant aero work, and lots of tire, this Camaro looks intimidating, but it’s actually quite straightforward, forgiving, and FAST to drive!
Learn more about this Camaro on Instagram!

Shoutout to all the sponsors involved with the project!

@fusionofideas –technology integration
@racingbrakeusa –Forged Big Brake Calipers & sintered metallic brake pad
@ohlinsusa – road & track coilover
@andersoncomposites –Carbon Fiber Body panels
@aprperformance –GTC500 Carbon Fiber Wing
@ridetechsuspension -lower control arm /rear sway bar
@trackspecmotorsports –Hood louvers
@optic_armor –lexan Race windows
@racepakdata –IQ3 Data Logger
@twmperformance –Comp Shift Knob
@gatorwraps –Custom Vinyl wrap
@stevechristycomposites –race spec carbon aero splitter and canards
@bmrsuspension- Suspension components-race Bushings, toe rods, trailing arms, Front sway bar.
@hgperformance –track prep
@jbracingtires –race tires
@richardsperformancemuffler –custom race exhaust
@simpsonraceproducts –Helmet
@lasfitautolighting –LED Head Lights

40 thoughts on “2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Race Car – (Track) One Take

  1. hotrodscott says:

    Thanks for the ride along Matt. Whats with the ratchet strap swinging around the dash?

  2. Chris Harris approves.

  3. supersnkae says:

    oh noes, someone forgot to turn on spot meter!

  4. WShade says:

    Whats up with the strapped dash?

  5. RjRacing says:

    Amazing car and setup. Please do more of these brother, I hate that one-takes are tapering off :(

  6. Bless you for being able to commentate while driving that beast

  7. mnypit says:

    Did I miss why there is a ratchet strap hanging from the dash?

  8. I was surprised to see so much braking without pushing the clutch. For some reason I always assumed you'd not try to brake the engine as well. I guess you gotta preserve traction, right?

  9. Business Man says:

    Does it have a Trump sticker on the rear window??? Haha

  10. Shodan Cat says:

    Why does it have a massive shift knob, like it's a sequential shifter?

  11. Ronagery says:

    With all due respect Matt….that take was not necessary at all. Its like serving bread for free when you expect to eat some nice meal…which never comes ! YALLA i cant wait for the new show habibi

  12. Is it impressive my V6 Camaro has the same strut tower bar?

  13. Noah Damoose says:

    Trump sticker lol

  14. This is actually how it feels to drive a Camaro. You can't see a damn thing!

  15. sds says:

    Putting Trump stickers everywhere now I guess

  16. Sarah Dell says:

    Wow, someone who is actually brutally honest on their track ability.

  17. The low bathtub camera angle out the front really magnifies the lack of visibility inside a 5th gen Camaro. It's hard to see out of a Camaro, but not this hard!

  18. Really not looking forward to one takes being over soon. Hope the new content steps up to the plate.

  19. Jack Steel says:

    good run matt!!! that Omega is a bitch

  20. I am going to really miss that helmet.

  21. Tyler Davis says:

    His Instagram is @z28racing

  22. Randoom says:

    Of course there's a trump sticker on the rear windshield.

  23. Derek A says:

    Feels like I'm a five year old who was just allowed to sit in the front seat for the first time.

  24. apostate001 says:

    Why not run the Corvette magnetic dampers?

  25. 3300lbs Camaro + Ls7 427 = Legit AF

  26. Grizzly says:

    Next level socks

  27. DeVron001 says:

    nice long socks haha

  28. Bud 215 says:

    What's up with the rachet strap?

  29. Artagain says:

    What's up with that helmet Matt?

  30. FYI this man rides a scooter as his daily… just remember that when you see his heel and toe / left foot breaking technique. *bows down

  31. Bar Gym says:

    Saw a z/28 'albeit a stock one' this last weekend at VIR. They are mean for sure. Owner was telling me it was a pig,  but i bet this beauty with all it's weight reduction is quite the machine. Would have loved to hear more about why you would swap the spool valve dampers for something else? Seems like that was one of the best pieces of kit you get from the factory for track, no?

  32. Man was not lying about his feet.

  33. Well, the sky is pretty and blue…

  34. I’m going to miss Matts shadow.

  35. numulis321 says:

    First thumbs down. CUZ I CAN'T SEE

  36. Can you imagine doing that to a 6th gen, the i4 weighs 3,340lbs to start with and has the best weight balance because there is no weight up front, i know everybody says you got to have the v8 but the v6 sounds very good almost NSX good and the T2.0L is a very overbuilt engine good for 550hp on stock internals, just slap a ZZP zfr turbo on for $1,998 and a tune for $400 and you have a 500hp engine in a Camaro that you could get into the sub 3,000lbs weight range. The alpha chassis has phenomenal turn in and the chassis is far better then the 5th gen, if you got it down to 2,900lbs it would be hard to beat considering the 3,900lbs ZL1 1LE ran a 7.16min around the nurburgring.

  37. Kyle Gilmore says:

    What a beast.

  38. What's with the ratchet strap on the dash?

  39. I love the pedal cam

  40. lol the helmet

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