Performance Bargain? 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to Start at $75,000

By Jacob Brown | January 03, 2014
Can a $75,000 sports car be considered a bargain? It's a very good question that plagues us, especially because we're talking about the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. On one hand, we're thinking, "Hm, it's a $75,000 car that goes really fast and is impossible to see out of." But on the other hand, it's a limited-edition sports car with a relatively hand-built engine, more capability than any Porsche 911 under about $130,000, and it has one screamer of a 7.0-liter V-8 engine under its hood, producing 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. Those are some staggering numbers, but what's even more so is the Camaro Z/28's Nurburgring time, which comes in 4 seconds under the Camaro ZL1 at 7:37.4. That officially puts it in supercar territory.
Reduced weight and a gargantuan number of high-performance goodies help it do that. The only option for this car, which includes its $995 destination charge in its price, is a $1,150 luxury package that throws air conditioning back into the car and brings the stereo speaker count up from one to six. Everything that didn't need to be there otherwise went straight to the trash bin. This is a racecar that just happens to be road-legal. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 comes standard with carbon ceramic brakes, a completely revised suspension, a six-speed manual transmission, and lightweight 19-inch wheels that feature the widest front tires ever put onto a production car--305 mm across. The first 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will be crossing the auction line at the annual Barrett-Jackson auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona. From there, customer cars are expected to reach showrooms in the spring. Source: Chevrolet