The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 vs. the 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Bradenton drivers, when you want a powerful new sports car, you know that nothing really compares to the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28? It’s coming to Cox Chevy, and while we love every incarnation of the Camaro, there is truly something incredible going on under the hood of the Z/28. Tuned for the track, the Z/28 feels just as comfortable on the highway and provides a distinct driving experience from other Camaros.
There are plenty of sports cars on the market, though, and the 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is supposed to give drivers the power and handling they want. Does it compare to the Camaro?
If you’re looking at the Z/28 or the SRT8, power is surely a concern for you, and we are pretty sure you don’t want to be disappointed. The Z/28’s engine is the most powerful in its class. This normally aspirated small block aluminum V8 is hand assembled and offers up 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.
The Challenger SRT8 isn’t weak by any stretch of the imagination at 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, but it clearly falls short of the Camaro.
Chevy Gives Drivers Control
The Z/28 is built for cornering, giving you great control as you make your way around a track. Dropping weight left and right, the Z/28 also includes lightweight Brembo brakes and rotors, shedding 22 pounds. Race-proven equipment like spool valve dampers show that General Motors has brought their A-game to the table here.
Again, the Challenger tries to compete by offering up Brembo brakes, but they don’t match the ceramic matrix rotors found on the Camaro.
A Camaro Means Class
If that weren’t enough, there’s something about the Camaro name that you know means class. From leather interiors to state-of-the-art automotive technology, you’ve got more than just a car here. The SRT8 is little more than an engine and wheels, trying to max out the power at the cost of substance while still falling short of the Z/28.
Zip Home in a Z/28
As if the improved power and handling of the Z/28 are not enough, we think that the Camaro is simply one of the finest looking vehicles on the road today, too. The pictures don’t really do it justice, and you should visit Cox Chevrolet and take a look at one for yourself. We’re located at 2900 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, just a quick drive from Tampa.