Fuel Economy Update for November- 2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test

2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test

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2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Fuel Economy Update for November

December 04, 2013

2014 SLP Panther Camaro

This is our first fuel economy update for our newest long-term car, the 2014 SLP Panther 600. After barely half a month in the fleet, our SLP-tuned Camaro is still in the break-in period, though we've already logged four tanks. Its lifetime average after 730 miles is 15.2 mpg.

Note that we don't have official EPA fuel economy ratings as a basis of comparison for the Panther 600 which, as you read in our long-term test introduction, started life as a Camaro SS. However, since it has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet, the EPA ratings on the 580-hp Camaro ZL1 (also supercharged) are likely in the ballpark: 16 mpg combined (14 city/19 highway).

Of course, with a Camaro this extreme, fuel economy is largely beside the point. Although the SLP Panther managed a respectable 18.4 mpg on a 295.9-mile tank that was almost pure highway, it's also a virtual certainty that some enterprising editor will shatter the current low-water mark for fuel economy: 12.2 mpg.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 730 miles

Worst Fill MPG: 12.2
Best Fill MPG: 18.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 15.2
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined): N/A
Best Range: 295.9 miles
Current Odometer: 730 miles


  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    Wow! Worse than the Silverado, and you haven't stomped on it yet! I bet Mike will get it into single digits once the engine is broken in.

  • adamb1 adamb1 Posts:

    Miles per tire will be the higher cost.

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