The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 conquered a field of nine other competitors to earn Motor Trend’s enthusiastic affection for 2014, but how does it stack up to those same competitors in a drag race?
Motor Trend produced this video, dubbed the “World’s Greatest Drag Race 4!” to answer that very question.
It’s important to note that the criteria for being selected as the “Driver’s Car of the Year” do not necessarily boil down to a simple power-to-weight ratio and cornering grip measure. That said, we do have to suspect that money is of some object to the editors of the publication, because while the Z/28 is a fabulous performer, its strength lies mostly in its ability to offer that performance for a bargain price.
So how does the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 fair in this quarter-mile test? It finishes in the middle of the pack in fifth, nestled in tightly 0.1 seconds between the 2015 BMW M4 (fourth) and the BMW i8 (sixth). First through third are: the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S, 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo, and 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R.
The Z/28 made a valiant effort; the quarter-mile came up in a quick 12.3 seconds, with a finishing speed of 117.2 mph. That’s a mere 0.6 mph short of the BMW M4 ahead of it.
You can watch all the adrenaline-evoking, nail-biting action in the video below.