2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Fuel Economy Update for November
December 04, 2013
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