Which is the better sports car the 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL 1 or the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Both the Camaro ZL 1 and the new, 2014 Corvette Stingray, are cars that deliver on a promise. That promise is performance. Throughout the approximately four decades that the Camaro and Corvette have been made by Chevrolet concurrently, the company has been very careful to never let the Camaro’s performance and desirability exceed that of the Corvette, its halo car. However, due to some quirk of nature, Chevy finds itself in the odd position of currently offering the 2013 Camaro ZL 1 and the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the same moment in time. Which car is the better sports car?
Drivetrain Comparison 2014 Corvette Stingray and 2013 Camaro ZL 1
The 2013 Camaro ZL 1 has a 6.2 liter 580 horsepower, supercharged V8 engine. Torque is an amazing 560 lb-ft. The engine is coupled to either a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission. The 2014 Corvette Stingray will also displace 6.2 liters, however, it is not the same exact engine. In fact, Chevy claims that most of the parts are not interchangeable. Even without any forced induction (no turbo or supercharger) the engine is very powerful. It will produce about 450 horsepower. This is so much less horsepower, and the torque will also be much less, that the Camaro is the clear winner here. End of discussion. That the Corvette can come with a 7 speed transmission means nothing. That gear is strictly a second overdrive added mainly for a tiny bump in fuel economy and to keep up rivals on paper.