As the Z/28 program manager and pro-touring expert Mark Stielow claims on the next launch of the `14 Chevy Z/28 we be able to witness the most awesome original car made for open tracks. Mark clarifies how did the engineers got a hold on the slippery rail.
The team was asked create a car that`s gonna be furious and fast, no explanations given. They immediately knew that for this task a team of best-trained professionals was needed. It`s a perfect mixture of a race-car with brake Brembo rotors made of carbon ceramic, Trofeo R tires from Pirelli P Zero, and a completely independent suspension. Having all that traction, the tires had some extra spinning in and on the wheels.
That was determined by the team of GM, that used the best modern techniques, examining the car. Using a chalk they marked a line on the tire. They measured the movement of the lap. It rotated more than three hundred degrees. The team found and use several methods to hold the tires and wheels together. The wheels bead was applied an abrasive paint all over the place. Nevertheless, media blasting, with the help of an air gun applied an acid matter at the surface, which proved to be more than beneficial when the time to fit enough amount of texture to prevent slipping was added.
On the rim they created an incredibly massive grit. Finally, the tire was holding it as it should.
This Chevy boost an amazing amount of 481 lb-ft of torque and 505 horsepower. A helical gear differential with limited slip is used to transmit all the power. So stay tuned for more surprises coming this spring!
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