2016 Chevrolet Camaro
Now for the bottom line. Camaro prices start at about $27,000. Don't stop there. The Camaro SS is a certifiable bargain at just about $37,000. You'll want to spend more, and it'll be worth it. Add on the magnetic dampers, the blatty dual-mode exhaust, some color-keyed trim, and you're looking at more like $45,000. The stats are similar and still, that's a few thousand dollars shy of where the Shelby GT350 gets started--and far less expensive than the track-tuned GT350R.
The Shelby's a 526-horsepower feast, and for numbers geeks, the 707-horsepower Hellcats rule the spec sheets. But for sheer straight-line performance and convincing sportscar realness, none of those are as big a bargain--as big a win--as the new Camaro SS.