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Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1997)


Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1997)

By 1993 it was the turn of the fourth-generation Camaro to carry the torch for the long-lived muscle car. Chevrolet gave the buyer a lot of bang-for-the-buck with an original sale price of under $20,000. While still featuring monocoque construction with chassis subframes at each end, the Z28 did use gas shocks all around and a torque arm, plus Panhard rod at the rear to locate the live axle very well. The small-block Chevy under the hood was the very same which had appeared for years in the Chevrolet line-up, though in this LT1 guise it was somewhat modernized with multi-point fuel injection, aluminium heads, roller cam, 10.4:1 compression and an Optispark ignition system. Best of all, the car came with a six-speed manual to exploit all the available power. To keep the Z28 lightweight, all bar the rear fenders, hood and roof were plastic.

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1997) Specifications

Top speed:155 mph (248 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.1 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:350 ci (5,735 cc)
Transmission:6-speed manual
Max power:275 bhp (205 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque:325 lb ft (440 Nm) @ 2,400 rpm
Weight:3,475 lb (1,580 kg)
Economy:19 mpg (6.78 km/I)
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