With 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is probably the purest Chevrolet -badged muscle car you can get nowadays. It has a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter powerplant (think 1968-1969 Baldwin and Yenko ) that will make most think that all hell is about to break loose each time the gas pedal hits the floor.
Sure, it has less power than the supercharged 2014 Camaro ZL1 , but Chevy built the LS7-engined pony with track performance in mind. Is the 2014 Z/28 the most track-capable Camaro yet? You bet! However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the sports coupe that lapped the Nurburgring in 7:37.40 minutes can’t be had with an extra kick under the hood.
No, Chevrolet is not rolling out an update just yet. The 2014 Camaro Z/28 fell into the hands of Callaway Cars , the Connecticut-based GM specialist that that has already meddled with the 2014 Corvette Stingray , the 2014 Silverado truck and the 2014 SS sedan .
Dubbed Camaro Z/28 SC652, Callaway’s newest creation sports an Eaton TSV2300 supercharger under the hood, as well as a few other enhancements destined to increase output all the way up to 652 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. Specifically, Callaway added a liquid-to-air intercooler, a high-flow intake system and, as expected, a low restriction exhaust system.
The extra horses kicking inside the supercharged mill enable the SC652 to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, about 0.3 seconds faster than the factory Z/28. Callaway claims the muscle car can complete the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds at 114 mph, which means you will not embarrass yourself at the drag strip in one of these machines.
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Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 by Callaway Cars in Detail
Aside from performance-related updates, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 SC652 comes with a set of Callaway badges and a Callaway key fob. Inside, upgrades are limited to only bespoke door sill panels and embroidered floor mats. Just about enough for a vehicle that’s meant to be driven at the track.
Standard for the SC652 is Callaway’s 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, but customers can also select an optional 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain service contract. The short options list includes a custom-fit car cover and factory delivery.
As for pricing, the package starts at $19,995, not including the base car. Considering the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is priced from $75,000, the SC652 can he had for a grand total of $94,995 before any options or $96,145 if the vehicle is delivered with Chevy’s optional air conditioning and six-speaker audio system package. Callaway will build only 10 examples of this beast, which means we have a future collectible on our hands.
Callaway Cars Inc., recognized worldwide for their limited production, high performance road cars and world-class, internationally competitive race cars, is pleased to announce the introduction of the 2014 Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652.
How do you commemorate the return of a legend? By building a limited production run with Callaway components and boosting power to 652 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. That’s how.
The Callaway Camaro SC652 is equipped with all of the standard Z/28 features: unprecedented weight reduction, a hand-built 427 cid engine with dry sump oiling, a wind-tunnel-tested aerodynamic package, massive Pirelli® tires, impressive Brembo® carbon-ceramic brakes, race-proven spool-valve dampers, and much more.
Callaway adds Eaton TVS supercharging from the 2006-2013 Callaway Corvette SC652, a high-flow intake system, a low-restriction exhaust system, and other model-specific performance and appearance components. Not for the faint of heart, just ten examples of the SC652 are scheduled for production.
Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 Standard Equipment
Eaton TVS2300 supercharger system
Increased flow rate fuel injectors
Model-specific high flow intake system
Model-specific low restriction exhaust system
Model-specific embroidered floor mats
Model-specific door sill panels
Callaway key fob
Callaway authenticity documentation
Callaway 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty
Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 Optional Equipment
Callaway 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain service contract
Callaway custom-fit car cover
Callaway factory delivery
Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 Performance
Engine Displacement: 7.0L (427.7 cid)
Max. HP: 652 bhp @ 6700 rpm (SAE)
Max. Torque: 620 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm (SAE)
Zero-to-60 mph: 3.7 sec
1/4 mile ET/speed: 11.5 sec @ 114 mph
Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 Package MSRP: $19,995.