Now that the pricing has been announced for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, we have begun taking a closer look at the pricing for high performance models around the industry. One such high performance American muscle car is the Saleen 620 Black Label, which packs an impressive 575 horsepower from the supercharged 6.2L V8 from the Camaro SS. One such Saleen 620 Black Label Camaro has surfaced online with a price that is some 80% higher than the Hellcat – while still only having 575 horsepower – making it an awfully hard sell in the rapidly changing muscle car segment.
How is This Camaro So Expensive?
The Saleen 620 Black Label Chevrolet Camaro has an MSRP on their website of “only” $66,955 and that includes the unique body package, a unique leather and Alcantara interior package, a high performance suspension package, the 575 horsepower supercharged engine package and all of the goodies needed to keep that engine running smoothly and safely. When you factor in the optional 15” front brake package for $3,300, the chrome wheel upgrade for $1,350, Federal Gas Guzzler Tax of $2,600 and enclosed shipping fees of $2,050 for a total price of $76,255. As for the added cost that brings the price up to $101,255, you might be thinking that it comes due to some sort of crazy dealership markup, but it turns out that the difference is even crazier.
This Camaro has a special bright yellow show quality paint job that adds a whopping $25,000 to the final price. A quarter of the price is the paint job. Yes, I’m serious.
The Insanity of a $25,000 Paint Job
When you price out the Chevrolet Camaro turned Saleen 620 Black Label, the price of $76,255 out the door seems a little high, considering that you can get the more powerful Camaro ZL1 direct from Chevrolet for far less than that. You can also get the 662hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 or the 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat for less than the base price of the super tuned Camaro before all of the options and taxes, so the Saleen 620 is a tough sell in today’s market.
Yes, the Saleen 620 Black Label Camaro is far more unique and more exclusive than the ZL1 or Hellcat Challenger, but it still costs quite a bit more in standard form. When you then add in the $25,000 paint job and push the price up past $100k, you really have to wonder why someone would go that direction. I mean, the Saleen Camaro is very cool looking and very powerful, but it would struggle to keep up with the other top end muscle cars that come direct from GM, Ford and now Chrysler – yet this one still costs almost twice as much as the Camaro ZL1 or the Shelby GT500 Mustang. That differential comes pretty much entirely due to the crazy expensive paint job.
Naples Motorsports in Florida is currently working on selling this particular Camaro Saleen 620 Black Label and I wish them the best of luck. The car is cool – but it’s hard to justify that price tag simply for the exclusivity and the fancy paint. You can learn all that there is to know about the Saleen 620 Camaro in the video below from Naples Motorsports and if you have an extra hundred grand burning a hole in your pocket with no concern for having the fastest muscle car on the street, you can contact the company for more information.