2010 SLP ZL575 Camaro
Power: 575 hp, 550 lb-ft of torque
Availability: Customers can only buy SLP Camaros though authorized Chevrolet dealers.
Based in Toms River, New Jersey, SLP is in the business of modifying American muscle straight from the factory. From Mustangs to Challengers to Camaros, SLP offers several levels of modifications that will boost a car's performance from mild to outright insane.
Of the several modification packages available for the 2010 Camaro, SLP's top-end ZL575 fits perfectly into our criteria. The package starts with a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger, which bumps output to 575 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. A cold air induction system and high flow muffler-back exhaust system with four-inch tips lets the LS3 engine breathe more freely. The increased power allows the car to reach 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and devour the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds. New five-spoke 20-inch wheels feature a powder coated red lip, metallic gray paint, and a machined surface.
SLP's Camaro may be priced slightly higher than other similarly tuned competitors in the market, but its modifications are more extensive. A new hood, with functional scoop, is included along with a body-colored rear spoiler and a new set of springs that lower the car one inch. Other standard equipment includes serialized dash plaque, embroidered floor mats and head rests, and a custom car cover. Although the ZL575 comes well equipped, SLP offers several other options to further enhance your ride. Two Brembo brake packages are available, along with adjustable anti-roll bars, and racing stripes.
Like other tuners, SLP warranties its work for 3 years/ 36,000 miles. Due to SLP's relationship with Chevrolet, Camaro SS's are transported directly from the factory to its shop in New Jersey. SLP prefers not to be called a tuner, as its modifications are approved by Chevrolet and SLP performs the upgrades before the car reaches the dealership. However, if you've recently bought an SS and aren't completely satisfied with its power, you can return it to your dealer -- so long as it has less than 5000 miles on the clock -- and have SLP work its magic. If you're interested in the SLP treatment, act fast, as it will produce no more than 300 units for 2010.
SLP has a few changes in store for its 2011 ZL series supercharged Camaros. First off, it will receive a 10 hp bump over the previous model year, and get some additional styling upgrades. Its Camaros will get a new front splitter, rear diffuser, and the option for a Katzkin leather interior. With GM increasing its powertrain warranty for 2011, SLP will follow suit, and offer a 5 year/100,000 mile guarantee on its power upgrades.