The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 vs. the 2014 Ford Mustang GT

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28Are you looking for a powerful, track-friendly sports car around Bradenton or Tampa? Then you want the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28. At Cox Chevy, we love the Camaro, but we are especially fond of the Z/28. Like the ZL1, this vehicle is built for performance, but it’s also sport-tuned and handles corners like it belongs in the races. Sporting some of the best modern amenities, it’s hard to think there’s a better choice out there.

Just because it’s hard to think someone could best the Camaro Z/28 doesn’t mean that competitors like Ford don’t try. Let’s look at how well the 2014 Mustang GT holds up.

It’s Tough to Stand Up to the Z/28

Let’s just start with the obvious: the Z/28 comes ready to hit the track from the moment you leave our showroom. The Mustang GT, well, you’ll have to upgrade for it to be on par with the Camaro. Here are just a few of the performance-related differences between the GT and the Camaro:

  • Brembo brakes come standard on the Z/28 but require upgrade on the Mustang
  • The Camaro features summer-only tires that are ideal for lateral motions—ie cornering—while the Mustang sports standard tires.
  • You’ll find a flat-bottomed steering wheel on the Camaro as well, making it easer to make the tighter turns you need on the track. Maybe one can be custom built for the Mustang, but it’s not an option.


And then there’s one of the big one: power. The V8 on the Camaro is the most powerful regular production small block engine in its class. It gives you 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Even the Mustang’s 5.0L V8 is only good for 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.

Take a Test Drive

If you want to learn more about the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28, including how you can get yourself behind the wheel, we recommend visiting our showroom in Bradenton. We’re conveniently located for Tampa drivers at 2900 Cortez Road W. and our sales experts have the latest knowledge about vehicles like the Z/28 and ZL1.