Yes, It's a Camaro, For Better or Worse- 2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test
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2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Yes, It's a Camaro, For Better or Worse

December 13, 2013

2014 SLP Panther Camaro

I recently spent a long weekend in our 2014 SLP Panther 600 Camaro. If you like Camaros, it's tough not to like what SLP does with them. This car moves out quickly, and from the driver seat with the windows up, it makes exactly the noises you want to hear from a supercharged V8 at exactly the right volume. Of course, I hear it's quite a bit louder outside the Panther, but that's my neighbors' concern, not mine.

Naturally, a front splitter is a must on a Camaro capable of lots more speed. And that combined with the car's comically poor visibility out the front and the rear makes backing into or out of my sloped driveway a real chore. It's possible not to kiss pavement with the splitter, but you've got to get it angled just right.

Even with the big wheels and suspension modifications on our SLP Panther, it rides much like any other Camaro. Mostly. It's comfortable enough on my freeway route to work that I could drive it every day. On the other hand, with so little sidewall, there's a limit to the compliance, and the Panther hits it pretty hard over broken pavement. So I'll be staying away from Downtown L.A.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 730 miles

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