The Flowtie | Chevy Camaro Z28 Flowtie

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Flowtie
Between the Corvette Stingray and now Camaro Z28, it is clear Chevrolet engineers take aerodynamics seriously. The Z/28 has taken aerodynamics to a new level modifying the iconic Chevrolet bowtie decreasing drag, improving air flow thru the cooling system  and providing a new source for weight reduction the new “flowtie” seems to demonstrate how serious Chevrolet is about performance and the slogan find new roads.

According to Chevrolet, while testing the Z/28 an engineer by the name of Richard Quinn realized that Chevy’s iconic golden bowtie was deflecting the air flow and therefore displacing air away from the radiator. In a track-ready car like the Z/28, taking cool air away from the engine is never a good thing.


Quinn then proceeded to cut out the gold contents of the bowtie resting on the Z/28’s grill, leaving only the silver outline. Upon reinstalling the homemade prototype on the grille, he tried out the car again.


The results were a win. Affectionately referred to as the “Flowtie” by the engineering team, the hallowed out bowtie added just enough airflow to the engine to cool it by a staggering 2 degrees during track sessions. 2 degrees may not seem like a enough to justify the production of a new emblem but when you are developing the most track capable Camaro ever built everything counts and the modified bowtie earner its spot  on all Z28 Camaros.


The all-new Z28 weighs about 300 pounds less than the ZL1 and 55 pounds lighter than the 1LE, thanks to a variety of changes throughout the car. The lighter weight Camaro is powered by GM’s well-known 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 and will arrive in dealerships this spring.