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2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,112
edited September 2014 in Chevrolet

image2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.com conducts a Dyno Test of a long-term 2014 SLP Panther Camaro and puts its 600 horsepower claim to the test on the chassis dyno.

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  • Stop making excuses about crappy CA gas. Yeah it sux but the Benz ran on the same gas, and with 60k miles and a slush box still beat the tuner car like a gong.
    50hp difference is huge.
  • joefrompajoefrompa Posts: 64
    550 crank hp, maybe. More like 530-540 crank hp.

    1-2 octane is going to make a small hp difference, no doubt. Not that big.
  • s197gts197gt Posts: 486
    why wouldn't slp underrate their output?!

    these kind of cars go to people who are very likely to see them on a dyno or dragstrip at some point and when they don't get the output/times they expect someone is gonna have to answer.

    their customers are paying too much not to get what they are expecting.
  • goaterguygoaterguy Posts: 64
    Have you guys dynoed a ZL1 for comparison purposes? That would be the easiest choice.
  • Isn't the common factor for driveline loss 20% for calculating hp-to-the-wheels? If so, that puts 479 wheel-hp on a dyno about 598 hp at the flywheel, no?
  • yellowbalyellowbal Posts: 234
    Wow look at the torque on the SL65. Smaller displacement but huge torques.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    Not impressed. The LT Stingray is rated 460/465 and made 411/407. The 2011 Mustang GT was rated 412/390 and made 380/353. So the 'Vette and the GT made anywhere from 87.5% to almost 92% of their rated output. The Benz made almost 88% of rated hp and over 92% of rated torque. The SLP Camaro made just under 80% of rated hp and 81.5% of rated torque. Yes, Edmunds did dyno-test a ZL1 - on rated power of 580/556, it made 497/497 - or almost 86% and almost 89% of rated power and torque, respectively. And it did it with a TVS 1900 blower vs the larger TVS 2300 the SLP uses. And this was all done on the same dyno. And I don't recall any ZL1 tests in which parts were falling off the car.
  • ok, to sum up. The zl1 is better built and makes more powah than the slp.

    Soooooo... what is the point of the slp?
  • The ZL1 made 497hp/497lbft on the same dyno with a lower rating at the crank. That is pretty lame for the SLP. And the Mercedes in this test was tested in 3rd gear which has a 1.41:1 ratio. It was supposed to be tested in 4th gear which has a 1:1 ratio but the top speed limiter kicked in. The Mercedes would have had even higher numbers in 4th gear.
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