2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Priced at $75,000

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Chevrolet’s new track monster, the hardcore 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, will start at an even $75,000 including destination when it goes on sale this spring. This may sound like a lot for a car without air conditioning or a radio, but the Camaro Z/28 is built purely for speed and has already achieved a Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes, 37 seconds, faster than supercars like the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 and the Lexus LFA.

For the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the most notable standard features center around performance, like ceramic brakes, spool-valve dampers, close-ratios six-speed manual transmission, and limited slip differential. More important, under the hood is a 7.0-liter V-8 engine rated for 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Otherwise, there’s a lot missing from the Z/28 for the sake of weight savings, like air conditioning, some sound-deadening material, a tire-inflator kit, and all audio speakers except for one for the door-ajar chimes. Only one option is available for the Camaro Z/28: a $1150 package that adds air conditioning and five more audio speakers for a total of six.

Looking at Chevrolet’s current performance lineup, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is near the top in both price and performance. The more powerful, but heavier 580-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 starts at $57,350 including destination, and the 460-hp 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package starts at $54,795. Neither of these cars offers the same kind of track capability and special race components as the Z/28, though. From our perspective, the only real in-house threat to the Camaro Z/28 will be the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which is set to debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show and is likely to be priced within a few thousand dollars of the Camaro Z/28's price, considering that a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 started at $76,595 with destination.

Chevrolet starts taking orders for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 later in January, and the first cars will arrive in the hands of customers this spring.

Tim Wysong
The manufacturers objective of selling in today's economy is going to take a hit, big time. Look at the $80K price tag for their Escalade, and Burb line. Don't think GM will live this down, ever. Talk about the end of production lines with zero sales in their books. Does not suggest they the dealerships will like having to lay off more simply because of greed from GM.
David Pettit
I would say the same for the GT500. Less weight and suspension work are what muscle cars need most.
Ishwar Singh
nice car.....
Ishwar Singh
nice.
Mahendra Singh Bhagrot
Real sedan
tbird635
Seriously, they delete content and raise the price? Or does "adding lightness" cost more now than I figured? That's what I loved about my 1988 Mustang LX Coupe. I ordered it new with AC delete, manual windows and locks, an optional 3.08 axle, 5 speed, no radio, and the $1900 "5.0 engine/suspension" package. It was about 200 lbs lighter at the time than the GT, and also  $2,000 cheaper than a GT. The opposite of what's happening now.  GM should offer a stripper for less than a SS, and make the motor and suspension upgrades a low cost option. They'd sell them by the millions.  Last year's ZR1 is within a few thousand dollars of this car. I can't believe the Z28 handles better than, and is faster than, a carbon fiber Zr1  A Z28 has to be a LOT heavier,  I'd take the ZR1.
John Bingham
Compared to AMG, M, Audi and Japan GM is on the right "track"
John Lopez
Yeah, I see your point. They haven't done away with the "affordable" Camaro, they just introduced an insane track version. 7.0 liter V-8 rated at 505 hp and 481lb ft of torque gives it more muscle than the base Corvette.
John Lopez
Just to keep things in perspective let’s look at a short list of cars with slower times than this new Z/28 and their prices. Remember the Z/28 is a track car priced at (75,000): Mercedes SLS AMG (199,000-206,000) Ford GT (140,000) Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera (240,000) Porsche 911 Turbo S (181,000) Nissan GT-R (100,000) Audi R8 V-10 (150,000) Additionally, if 75k is just too much, keep in mind the Camaro starts at 24k nicely equipped.
Dunsleys Valladares
No luxury at all...u can spend a lot less on a regular ss and makenit way faster. So its way overpriced
Walter Losey
Won't last a year. They will be lucky to sell 500 of them. 75 grand for a Chevy? What a joke.
Walter Losey
Are they kidding? You can get a Porsche cheaper..
Stephen Knowles
Way to much
David Craig
The vision for Camaro was to be affordable to young people, giving them a beautiful, fast car. At 75K, they've missed what should be their target market by at least 40K. How many people under the age of 40, with a family to support can afford a $1,500.00 car note for 60 months, and not even considering the cost of insurance. Add on top of that the house note, etc. Yes is fast, and it is beautiful, but you can buy a $41,000 Dodge Challenger SRT8 that I bet would be close to the performance numbers, and be fully loaded. With this Camaro, at 75K, doesn't even come with A/C, a Stereo, or Automatic Trans. The A/C and Stereo is a $1,100.00 add on, and Automatic is not offered. Now before you purest start talking about Automatics with Sport Paddle Shifts versus a manual, please remember the new automatics are faster then manual.
Jon Russell
NOT worth it!!!! I would buy a Corvette or better yet a Tesla!!!!
Wesley Faulkner
Just remember it does not come with A/C.
Scott Nicewarner
def on the high side when you can pick up a nice new Vette for that coin.
Brian Passuello
not worth it a new 2014 corvette is cheaper than that price so no .
Dato Aliff Alex
sold! i buy it
Mick Lloyd-Owen
No way, too much. If they sell any at all they will cannibalize Corvette sales. Nice car, but still a Camaro.
John Lopez
A ton of money, but considering the Nurburgring time they achieved, it seems to be priced about right. Not that I expect many people will buy them.
John Lopez
They have to counter the GT500.
Salvador Fonzarelli Ramirez
Keeps up to cars nearly 5x its price for what its meant to do, so its about right. After all, the former ZL-1 from '69 had a price equivalent to this.
Anil Verma
4 that much i could buy the caddy CTS-V
Nelu Gardos
SUPER MASINA
Patrick Bisson
Its a track beast, its worth the price
Biju Varughese
why pay this much, chevy can't sell the covette in numbers, so would they overprice this.
Ray Day-Hakker
Yep way too much. by around 15k
Bahram Mostafaei
powerful & beatiful!
Orin O'Neill
Is it supposed to be a (almost) turn-key race car, like a similar Mustang? Or just something for people with way too much money?
Randall Owen
Too much
Robert May
Too much
Fonzo Ro Ma
If it's dull gray like the photo no
Gary Craig
I Guess GM thinks the consumers are as stupid as Obama.
Glenn Brown
Exactly!! Way too much. I'd take my money and buy a vette or a Porsche Cayman S or Boxster S.
Expert
LOL  75K - I agree get the Vette!!!! 
Kelly Mishel
superrrrrrrrrrrr
John Herpfer
why not a vette
Tim Lucas
I'm thinking I'd rather get a StingRay!
Kenneth Herbert
If it's a track-ready race car like the COPO Camaros are turn-key dragsters, then the price is understandable. If, however, it's only a high-priced street car requiring heavy--and expensive--mods for track competition, then the price is ridiculous. 
Vince Z. Aquino
$ 35,000 ! (y)
Justice Howlin Mad Edwards
Yeah, that's just crazy. See...there's this car, called the "Corvette", that's about $10 grand cheaper....
Roger Lagace
Way too much!
Rajwardhan Naik Sarkar
simply toooo much
Johnny.5sp
you go right ahead. Just let us know how well you do at "The Ring".
Johnny.5sp
yes you can, but you're really not looking at this the right way this car was designed to be a track monster period. Not comfortable. And not  slow around "The Ring" like your Porsche.
Johnny.5sp
yes but could you take it to the track? That's the whole purpose of this car its no commuter's special!
Johnny.5sp
Another imbecilic comment bereft of cogent thought or rational argument. The argument about GM and the government is over! GM has paid back the money and that's that! 1 million jobs saved. Now here this there, is not a single major car manufacturer in the world that has not been the beneficiary of government aid Even BMW (fiercely independent) and Lotus  (Colin Chapmen founder took a dim view of the British government intervention in the industry) took money in 2013. In BMW's case tax cuts from South Carolina to open a plant!Get over it!
Stephen L Jones Jr
i missed the joke.
Johnny.5sp
@Kenneth Herbert Good point I would like to see Chevy design a kit (roll cage, fire extinguisher, etc.) that could be added on to the cost and contingency money ($) in the event you win!

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