The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been eating up the automotive headlines by being one of the most exciting sports cars of the year. Just yesterday, Motor Trend awarded the new Camaro Z/28 its 2014 Best Driver’s Car award, which goes to prove that the new top-of-the-line, track-oriented Camaro is a force to be reckoned with.

“The mission of the new Z/28 was to create the most capable, best-handling Camaro in our history,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for global product development.

We decided that today’s Face-off-Friday should focus on the new Camar Z/28 and then we decided it should go head-to-head with another sports car that makes a lot of headlines – the Nissan GT-R.

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs Nissan GT-R:

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28:

  • Engine: 7.0 liter V8
  • Performance: 505-hp / 481 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • 0-60mph: 4.2 seconds
  • Top Speed: 165 mph
  • Curb Weight: 3,820 pounds
  • Fuel-Economy: 14/17 (city/highway)
  • Price: $72,305.

Nissan GT-R:

  • Engine: 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8
  • Performance: 545-hp / 463 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic dual-clutch
  • 0-60mph: 2.9 seconds
  • Top Speed: 196 mph
  • Curb Weight: 3,831 pounds.
  • Fuel-Economy: 16/23 (city/highway)
  • Price: $101,770
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