Such is the price of greatness.
When you think about it, the price Chevrolet is asking for its 2014 Camaro Z/28 ain't all that unreasonable. Powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that's rated at 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque, the Z/28 has proven itself as a true world shaker by being faster around the Nurburgring than some big names like the Porsche 911 Carrera S and even the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. The sole gearbox is a six-speed manual that channels all that power to the rear wheels.
Other technical additions that contribute to the car's outrageous performance is a limited-slip differential featuring a helical gear set, rather than traditional clutch packs, for optimal traction. Also standard is the Performance Traction Management systems that allows drivers to adjust the level of throttle and braking intervention to match their capability and driving environment. Chevy also points out the Z/28's 305-section Pirelli PZero front rubber that is "believed to be the widest front tire on any production car." All four wheels rest on 19" forged aluminum wheels. The only options? Air-conditioning and a six-speaker stereo for another $1,150. Orders begin this month.