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The 2014 Camaro Z/28 had a problem spinning its tires. Not doing traditional burnouts, mind, the rubber was actually rotating on the wheels. Well it did, until Chevrolet engineers noticed the vibration that it caused and fixed the flaw.

Chevy observed the issue while it was running laps of the Z/28 on a track. It claims that the Camaro's aggressive Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires and were generating so much traction that under braking, the rubber was actually slipping on their wheels. The engineers say that the car can develop 1.5 g of force under deceleration thanks to its Brembo carbon-ceramic brake rotors.

They initially suspected an issue with the tires or wheels, and the test was relatively simple. The engineers marked a chalk line relative to the valve stem and took the Camaro out for a lap. When it came back, they found that the Pirellis had rotated 360 degrees or more.

Of course, now Chevy had to fix it. Scroll down to watch a video of the Camaro Z/28's engineers explaining the problem and their novel solution, plus the press release about it. We have reached out to Chevy with some further questions but have yet to hear back. Look for an update to this post if and when we do.Continue reading Camaro Z/28 is so grippy GM had to find way to keep tires from slipping on wheels
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