It's Good, Real Good - 2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test

2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test

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2014 SLP Panther Camaro: It's Good, Real Good

January 13, 2014

2014 SLP Panther Camaro

Shocking news alert of the day: I love driving this SLP Panther Camaro. Not sure how anyone could not get a kick out of driving this 600-horsepower beast, but I guess it's possible.

And I agree with some previous editors who noted this SLP is totally livable as a daily driver.

In truth, I had my doubts.

Not that long ago we tested a supercharged 2013 SLP Tahoe. Quick? You better believe it, 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. But it made the most god-awful screeching racket (and it wasn't tires) as it went down our drag strip.

I never found out what, if anything, was wrong with it. Regardless, it left a bad impression on me.

Unwarranted, at least in terms of this SLP Panther Camaro. It's not obnoxious at all. It has an invigorating bark on start-up, but the exhaust is just loud enough to excite without waking up the entire neighborhood. And it doesn't suffocate you with supercharger whine at full throttle, either.

In most driving you barely notice the re-worked suspension. It's only when you hit an oversize bump at freeway speeds that things get truly bouncy.

Overall, this is an impressive (and yes, crazy-fast) piece. I'm looking forward to spending a lot more time in it.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 2,466 miles


  • bassrockerx bassrockerx Posts:

    would really like to see some track time and hot laps of this verses a zl1 . i know this is more for people who want to be different. they started with a 1le so this would be good for anyone who has a 1le and wants a better track toy they can order parts from SLP ala cart and build it up as fast as they want to go. how loud is it? SLP used to be known for the loudest street legal exhaust systems on the planet and they could still get you in trouble with the law in some parts of the country even if you show them the paperwork that everything is legit.

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