2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Feels Integrated and Harmonious
February 5, 2014
Along with many of my coworkers, I've been around various "tuner" cars over the years. More often than not, these cars looked great in car magazine features but were far less impressive in real life. Promised gains in performance never materialized, and abusive ride qualities and shoddy aftermarket parts integration were all too common. Sometimes, things just plain broke. Or blew up.
But our 2014 SLP Panther Camaro isn't like that.
Nearly everything about the SLP Panther feels right to me. The supercharged V8 is smooth and vice-free. The exhaust sounds awesome but isn't overdone. The ride quality is surprisingly pleasant. Details like the vented hood and branded head restraints seem like they belong. And, most importantly, the SLP truly does haul the mail. We'll have an update coming out soon about our performance testing, but basically the Panther delivers Camaro ZL1-like performance numbers.
So far, I'm very impressed.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,526 miles