The Chevy Camaro is one of the most popular sports cars on the market right now. It’s fast, stylish, and surprisingly quite affordable. When it comes to all sports cars, the engine is of the utmost concern. After all, you can have a car that’s plenty stylish, but if it moves like a minivan, that’s all you get. For today’s blog, we thought we’d compare the horsepower on the 2014 Chevy Camaro coupe to another iconic car: the 2014 Ford Mustang.
Even at the base level, the Chevy Camaro comes with a V6 engine; there are no four cylinders in sight here. Likewise, the Ford Mustang comes standard with a 3.7L V6 capable of 305 hp. The Camaro tops the Mustang in power though; its 3.6L V6 boasts a power output of 323 hp. If you’re only looking at the entry-level muscle cars, then the buck stops here. But this is only round one for engines.
Midrange V8 Engines
Stepping up to the 2014 Camaro Coupe SS grants you access to a big 6.2L V8 capable of 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Ford also gives you a V8 option with their Mustang GT. This trim has a 5.0L V8 that does less at 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. For pure power, the Camaro comes on top in this round. But the Camaro doesn’t even stop here!
Chevy offers two more engine options for the Camaro. The ZL1 trim gets a 6.2L V8 that has been supercharged to deliver 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. There’s also the Camaro Z/28 with a 7.0L V8 capable of 500 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque that’s actually a little faster thanks to a lighter body.
What does the Ford have to offer? We’re not so sad to say Ford doesn’t have any higher-end engines above what’s in the Mustang GT. In terms of horsepower, the Chevy Camaro has proven itself the king. If you’re interested in taking one for a test drive, simply come to Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights.