The track-capable 2014 Camaro Z/28 has rocker moldings that provide aggressive styling and improved aerodynamic performance, while unique wheel house extensions cover the Z/28’s wide tires to push air past the tires. Deflectors at the bottom-front corners of the front wheel flares also contribute to the car’s downforce-producing aerodynamics, taking the place of a conventional air dam.
To meet the downforce requirements for the 2014 Camaro Z/28, the rear spoiler was modified with a “wickerbill” – a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler. It adds approximately 28 counts of drag, improving rear lift performance by 70 counts. That allows the Z/28 to handle turns at higher speeds and delivers greater overall high-speed stability.
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 sports a functional carbon fiber hood extractor that provides increased engine cooling by allowing hot air an exit route, but also plays an important in the car’s aero performance. It provides a path for air channeled through the grille to exit out the hood and over the car. Without the vent, the air would be pushed out the bottom of the engine compartment, which could generate lift.