Over its 50 year run, Camaro has been and astonishing and beautiful V-8 powered muscle vehicle, a stylish driver, a track racer and a purpose-built drag race car ready for a road course. Here we consider the ten best Camaro models of all time.
Table of Contents
- 2014 Camaro Z28
- 2014 Camaro SS
- 2013 Camaro ZL1
- 2010 Camaro SS
- 2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary Edition
- 1993 Camaro Z28
- 1987 Camaro IROC-Z
- 1970 Camaro Z28
- 1967 Camaro Z28
- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
2014 Camaro Z28
To ensure that the weight of the vehicle is low, the car’s radio has only one speaker. This was built simply to meet the legal requirements which specify that every car must produce a chime when the car door is left open. Also, air conditioning is optional, and the rear window glass is slimmer to curb weight.
In total, the Camaro 505-hp Z28 is 300lbs. Far lighter than the Camaro ZL1. A constricted chassis, lowered suspension, as well as carbon ceramic brakes make up this the track-ready muscle car. Just like the original, some Camaros offer more torque than this Z28.
2014 Camaro SS
Instead of allowing the Camaro to become stale, Chevy did a makeover for their 2014 model. The front and the rear fasciae were refined and the cabin slightly improved with better materials and more technology.
Even the base Camaro comes with a succinct 323-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Other models deliver about 30-mpg on the highway. Due to its independent suspension, the Camaro outshines (and also out-handles) rivals such as the Challenger and Mustang.
2013 Camaro ZL1
As the strongest Camaro ever built, this vehicle comes with a 580-hp supercharged V-8 engine under its vented hood. The magnetic ride control as well as traction management help improve the car’s performance.
Other upgrades include bigger Goodyear tires, alloy wheels, magnetic ride control suspension with large Brembo brakes on the four wheels. It is also the most expensive Camaro made costing roughly $57,000.
2010 Camaro SS
The Camaro came back in a vast collection of flavors. Chevrolet was never committed to killing the Camaro permanently, although the long wait for the fifth-generation model was agonizing.
Chevy finally made amends by offering a wider range of models, and the 426-hp Camaro SS was at the top of this heap. The look on the muscle car was an absolute knock-out. The Camaro is still unarguably the most fierce-looking muscle car in the world.
2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary Edition
Due to the dwindling demand for sporty vehicles, caused a natural death for the planned 2002 model. Chevy made a 35th-anniversary convertible edition instead, and it only came in red with stripes and silver with checkered flag patterns.
It also had a unique fender bender and embroidered headrest logos with special spoke wheels and machine surfaces. The performance was incredible, but it wasn’t simply enough to sustain sales for the brand.
1993 Camaro Z28
The looks of the 1993 model were entirely different from the previous third-gen model, but the mission of the car remained the same as Chevy overhauled the vehicle in 1993. This model had small-block V-8 engines as well as larger engines.
Base cars were still manufactured with a V-6 engine, though this was a much better alternative to a few of the Husky granny-edition models that had come in the past. Some comfort and safety features, like the ABS and traction control, made their way into Chevy vehicles for the first time.
1987 Camaro IROC-Z
In the mid-1970s when government emission regulations and gas shortages hit, power was taken away from the Camaros. Almost a decade later, the IROC-Z took over from the Z28.
It has significant features such as its 350 cubic-inch V-8 and extra HP of 225. The convertible body was also reintroduced for the first time since inception in 1969.
There were options of 5.7 or 6.3-liter engines, and it got its name from the event “international race of champions” where the star studded drivers were pitted against each other.
1970 Camaro Z28
When Chevy upgraded the Camaro in 1970, a muscle car was the result, and it was styled after the Italian exotic vehicles such as Ferrari and Jaguar. It was unarguably the most beautiful vehicle from Detroit.
It was longer, lower and much wider than the previous model and this made the interior more spacious. It also had better handling than the previous model. It came with a 360 HP LT1 350-cubic inch V-8 engine. The price at the time was $2726.
1967 Camaro Z28
Not a lot of people noted when the track-focused Camaro Z28 package appeared on the company’s long list of vehicles. It also wasn’t the most powerful Camaro, but the handling made up for the drawback.
It was built with a 290 HP V8 engine. The firm F41 suspension made the handling much better, and it was made available in stripes and rally wheels. Even today, the vehicle is a desirable collector car.
The Camaro Z28 was manufactured to fight cars like the Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, and AMC Javelin in the competitive Trans-Am racing series.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
The Camaro arrived late in the sixties but quickly established itself as Chevrolet’s primary vehicle in the intensifying muscle car battle. Cars such as the Pontiac GTO and Ford Mustang had started the trend several years earlier. So when the Camaro came in 1966, the market was already flooded with all types of performance machinery.
The machine had great specs with an automatic transmission and inline-6. Its convertible design gave it a futuristic look. The most powerful Camaro standard line was the 325 HP, but the stock was limited. Chevrolet sold 220,917 that year. [td_smart_list_end]
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