Camaro Engines Through The Years – Long Live The Third Generation (2023)

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The third-generation Camaro has never gotten the respect from enthusiasts like the first two generations of the nameplate. Part of the reason the third-gens suffered so greatly, is because they were a complete redesign from the first two generations. Built without front subframes or leaf spring suspensions, the third-gen Camaros were smaller and saddled by clean air regulations. Fuel injection systems were being integrated into these new Camaros, which confused and frightened some enthusiasts.

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The LC1 V6 engine. Photo from www.82firebird.com

The famous Norwood assembly plant built the third-gen Camaro from 1983 to 1987. The plant produced its last Camaro on August 26. This became known as Black Wednesday to Camaro fans and left the Van Nuys assembly plant as the only plant to carry the load. The Van Nuys plant would close at the end of the third-generation Camaro run in 1992, and Camaro production was moved to Quebec due to air quality regulations.

3rd Generation Engines

  • 1982–1985: 151ci LQ8 / LQ9Iron DukeI4
  • 1982–1984: 173ciLC1V6
  • 1985–1989: 173ciLB8V6
  • 1990–1992: 191ciLH0V6
  • 1982–1983: 305ci LU5V8
  • 1982–1987: 305ci LG4V8
  • 1983–1986: 305ci L69V8
  • 1988–1992: 305ci LO3V8
  • 1985–1992: 305ci LB9V8
  • 1987–1992: 350ci L98V8

Regardless, the Camaro soldiered on with 10 different engine combinations over the 10-year period. From the dependable “Iron Duke” to the L98 IROC engines, there was still plenty to cheer about when it came to engine performance and the F-body. The third-generation Camaro lineup was defined largely by the engine package in three tiers: A base model, a midrange model, and the top-of-the-line Z28 model.

1982 Camaro Engines – The Ceasefire Engine

Only the LG4 returned from the second-generation Camaro for the beginning of the newest iteration of the model. Replacing the LC3 and LD5 in the first-tier base sport coupe models was the legendary LQ8/LQ9 Iron Duke engine. All of the Iron Dukes were built by the Pontiac division of GM. While the Iron Duke engine had a decent background in racing with aftermarket parts available, neither the LQ8 2-bbl carbureted version nor the throttle-body injected LQ9 were impressive in the Camaro which gave the 1982 model a bad rap.

The mid-range Berlinetta model sported the LC1 V6 engine, which barely increased the performance level, adding to the misery. The optional LG4 305 was hampered with low compression and eked out a modest 145 horsepower. With some tuning, it could be urged to milk out a few more ponies. Thankfully, the Z28 was set to receive the new LU5 crossfire electronic fuel injection, which featured dual throttle bodies on a crossram-style aluminum intake.

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The intake was impressive, but it was mounted to the LG4 base engine and failed to add any significant performance. The new crossfire injection system was not easily understood by Camaro owners that tried to do their own tuning, and shortly these engines earned the nickname “ceasefire engine.”

1983/1984 Camaro Engines – Second Gen Sophomore Blues

The carbureted Iron Duke 4-cylinder engine was dropped for 1983, but the TBI LQ9 version was retained as the base engine for the sport coupe. The rest of the lineup remained the same with one addition. An optional engine for the Z28 model bumped up the performance level with the L69 high output 305ci topped with a 4-bbl carb. The L69HO was coupled with Chevrolet’s new five-speed manual transmission that added to the power boost.

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For 1984, it was more of the same. GM discontinued the LU5 Crossfire V8. The rest of the lineup remained the same. For cars with manual transmissions, GM changed to hydraulic clutch linkage, and the L69 HO Z28 was offered with an optional automatic transmission for the first time. This was a holding pattern year with no performance gains to speak of.

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1985 Camaro Engines – Beginning of the IROC Era

Camaro fans finally had something to cheer about with the release of the IROC-Z, which was immediately recognized as a big leap forward after a decade of EPA punishment. The IROC-Z, named after the International Race Of Champions, borrowed a 305 Tuned Port Injection engine from the Corvette line to add some excitement in the new model. This LB9 engine is one of the bright spots in the 305ci engine family. The addition of an upgraded suspension helped get some extra power to the ground, and the IROC-Z helped put the Camaro back on the performance map.

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GM’s L69 engine. Photo from www.thirdgen.org

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The L69HO engine was the only other performer in the 305ci engine family, and its return in 1985 helped shore up the IROC-Z introduction to the marketplace. Also returning to the Berlinetta and Z28 models was the LG4 base 305ci engine. Although its reputation was starting to tarnish because of its lack of power, small bore size, and difficulty flowing large volumes of air at higher rpm, the LG4 would continue to be offered for the next few years.

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1986 Camaro Engines – The 350 Returns

The L69HO made its final appearance in a Camaro, with a total of 74 being installed in IROC-Z cars. The base engine for the sport coupe and Berlinetta models became the LB8 V6, and the four-cylinder option was dropped completely. The 305 TPI LB9 horsepower rating dropped from 215hp to 190hp in the IROC-Z models. All V8 engines received a new one-piece rear main seal.

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In June of 1986, a few tuned port, fuel-injected, 350ci-equipped IROC-Zs were released before the switchover to the 1987 model year production, marking the comeback of the 350. In1987 the L98 engine became a regular option on the IROC-Z, paired with an automatic transmission only.

1987 Camaro Engines – More Of The Same

The Berlinetta was no longer available in 1987. It was replaced with a new LT model, while the base Camaro and Z28 continued as before.While the nameplate was in the final year of production at the Norwood, Ohio plant, the Camaro celebrated its 20th anniversary with almost the same power lineup as the previous year. There were subtle changes throughout the entire engine family however.The LG4 engine and LB9 engine with five-speed manual transmission were available for the first time on the IROC-Z28.

The L98 350 was only available in the IROC-Z with an automatic transmission. The TPI 350 engine had “5.7L” added to the “Tuned Port Injection” decal for visual reference. The LB9 engine equipped with automatic transmission came with 190hp while the Manual LB9 got a 215hp rating. The 350ci L98 gave a boost to the performance ratings with 225hp at 4,400 rpm.

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All of the Camaro V8 engines featured hydraulic roller lifters and a new valve cover/head design. Valve covers featured new sealing and center bolts. The cylinder heads featured a new raised lip for improved valve cover sealing, and the two center intake bolts were changed from 90-degree orientation to 72 degrees.The 2.8 V6 carried on with no changes.

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1988 Camaro Engines / 1989 Camaro Engines– The Rare 1LE

In 1988, the Z28 was replaced by the IROC-Z for all high performance Camaros, and the LT model was dropped. All five engine options were fuel-injected for this model year.With multiport fuel injection, the V6 LB8 logged 135hp at 4,900rpm. The 305ci V8 gained throttle-body injection, which brought the net horsepower to 170 at 4,000 rpm. The 305ci LB9 delivered with TPI and manual transmission models was rated at 220hp at 4,400 rpm and the automatic transmission at 195hp at 4,000 rpm. The 350ci L98 with TPI got a small boost to 230hp at 4,400rpm.

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Without a doubt, the highlight of 1988 was the 1LE performance package delivered on the IROC-Z with the B2L 350ci engine. Chevrolet limited the availability of this package to race teams only. The package was not listed on any order form, advertising, or dealer ads. You had to know about it and have the “secret handshake” to order it. As a result of the secrecy, only four of the 1LE models were made in 1988, making it very rare. The 1989 model year saw the exact same engine lineup as the 1988 year. There were a total of 111 high performance 1LE Camaros made in 1989.

1990 Camaro Engines – Last Of The IROC-Z

Dodge picked up sponsorship of the International Race Of Champions starting in 1991, which left the 1990 model yearas thelast for the IROC-Z models.The RPO code 1LE was again available in 1990, by ordering the RPO G92 performance axle, combined with no air conditioning on the IROC-Z coupe. Sadly, only 62 Camaros were built with 1LE equipment in 1990.

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Camaros in IROC-Z trim that were equipped with the 5.7 TPI engine received a slight horsepower increase to 245 at 4,400rpm. The RS base-engine was changed to the LH0 V6, upgrading from the 2.8 LB8 to the 3.1 LH0.

1991 Camaro Engines –Welcome Back Z28

While the IROC-Z was no longer offered, the Z28 made a welcomed return. Although very few changes were made (mostly cosmetic), the Z28 was still an IROC with a stout choice of engines. The top level Z28 L98 V8 was rated at 245 horsepower. All other basic models were the same as the 1990 model power packages.

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The1LE package was continued with equipment similar to previous years, but now the enthusiasts and dealers were becoming more aware of it and production increased to 478 units. In addition to the 1LE package, a B4C“Special Service” option was made available to law enforcement, the government, and military agencies.This Camaro was basically a Z28 badged as an RS, and equipped with the 1LE race package.Just under 600 B4C Camaros were sold in 1991.

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L98 engine. Photo from www.thirdgen.org

1992 Camaro Engines – Last US Built Camaros

The 1992 campaign featured the final Camaro built in the Van Nuys plant (and the U.S.), as the last third generation red Z28 coupe rolled off the assembly line on August 27 of 1992. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Camaro and Chevrolet had big plans for the occasion. A “25th Anniversary Heritage Edition” Camaro was planned that would feature aluminum cylinder heads from the Corvette line, tubular exhaust headers, and a special 6-speed manual transmission.

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Instead of the great engine options, a “Heritage Package” option was offered (RPO Z03). This was an enhanced graphics package with special emblems and rally stripes. No performance enhancements whatsoever, just the graphics package. This was a sad end to the third-generation engine packages. They were exactly the same as the 1991 options. Anychanges were purely cosmetic and performance remained identical to the previous year.

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LU5 engine. Photo from {=http://www.autotraderclassics.com/car-article/History+of+the+Z28’s+First+25+Years-194179.xhtml}www.autotraderclassics.com{/link}

Looking Back

When it was all said and done, there were several engine options during the 10-year run. The legendary Iron Duke engine powered Camaros from 1982 through 1985, but they were too sluggish and underpowered to really get the heavier car moving. The 305ci engine didn’t improve performance much, but found a solid following among spec-racing enthusiasts. The only engines worth cheering about during the entire third generation era were the L98 V8s that brought the 350ci engine back to the Camaro for the end of the third-gen run. This gave Camaro fans something to look forward to in the next iteration of the nameplate.

FAQs

How long did the 3rd gen Camaro last? ›

Third generation (1982–1992)

These were the first Camaros to offer modern fuel injection, Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 four-speed automatic transmissions, five-speed manual transmissions, 14,15- or 16-inch wheels, a standard OHV 4-cylinder engine, and hatchback bodies.

What engines came in 3rd gen Camaros? ›

The Sport Coupe came standard with the 2.5 L (151 cu in) LQ9 four-cylinder engine. The 2.8 L (173 cu in) LC1 V6 and the 5.0 L (305 cu in) LG4 V8 were optional.

Which Camaro engine is the best? ›

6.2 LT1 V8 – This powerful and high-performing engine is standard in the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro LT1 and SS. It cranks out 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. 6.2-liter LT4 Supercharged V8 – This is the most powerful engine option and is only available in the new 2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

How long will a Camaro engine last? ›

Your Camaro should last 150,000 miles or more if you use it like a regular car and keep up with maintenance. However, many Camaros with proper maintenance and overall care can cover over 200,000 miles in their lifetime.

At what mileage do Camaros start having problems? ›

Between 50-80,000 miles the 2010 Camaro's V6 will eat its timing chain and spew its remains all over the engine, most of the time resulting in just a timing chain replacement. Some owners have had their engine replaced, unfortunately out of warranty. This mileage means the cars started to break just a few years ago.

Are third gen Camaros good cars? ›

During the car's third generation, the Camaro came with all the glam rock sex appeal that the '80s had to offer. It had great handling, power that ranged from a perky 4 cylinder engine up to a V8, and a hatchback design that made the car suitable for daily driving as well as track days.

How much horsepower does a 3rd gen Camaro have? ›

Chevrolet Camaro 3rd-Gen RS 5.0 V8 Engine Technical Data
Compression Ratio :9.30
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower :170 HP / 172 PS / 127 kW @ 4000 rpm
Maximum torque :255 lb-ft / 346.0 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain :RWD
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Are Corvette and Camaro engines the same? ›

Under the Hood

The Camaro base model comes in with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four giving 275hp, or you can upgrade to a 6.2-liter V8 that creates 455hp. Sound good? It did until you realize that the top end Corvette offers a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 creating 650hp.

What year Camaro is fastest? ›

The sixth generation's 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the fastest Camaro ever made. Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine producing 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, the Camaro ZL1 1LE does a 0-60 in 3.5-seconds and a quarter-mile in 11.4-seconds and will achieve a top speed of 193 mph.

What is the most sought after Camaro? ›

The 10 Rarest Chevrolet Camaros Ever Made
  • 5/10 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 69 Units.
  • 4/10 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Race Car - 69 Units.
  • 3/10 1967 Chevrolet Camaro – 49 Units.
  • 2/10 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 'Hurst Sunshine Special' – 3 Units.
  • 1/10 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Convertible – 1 Unit.
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Which is faster Corvette or Camaro? ›

Besides a significantly faster 0-60 mph time, the 2022 Corvette also has a faster 5-60 mph time than the Camaros. The C8 does it in 3.5 seconds while the stick-shift Camaro V6 and Turbo need 5.7 and 6.2 seconds, respectively, Car and Driver reports.

Do Camaros have engine problems? ›

The 5th-gen Chevrolet Camaro has several notable engine-related problems, but a few are specific to the 3.6-liter V6. By now, all used 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaros should have replacement airbag sensors, torque converters, as well as ignition switches, and keys.

Are Camaro engines reliable? ›

Overall the Chevrolet Camaro reliability is 70.55 and that makes it very reliable. The chart below illustrates exactly how this ranks compared to some other cars, but the average overall rating is 57 as some comparison.

How long does a 6.2 Chevy Camaro engine last? ›

The Chevy 6.2 engine and the transmissions have proven to last in excess of 250,000 miles and beyond. With regular service intervals and proper maintenance they can last 10-20 years or over 250,000 miles.

Can you drive a Camaro everyday? ›

Ride quality in the Camaro is surprisingly good considering its muscle car credentials. The base suspension delivers a supple ride with good damping, making it livable for everyday use.

Are Camaros high maintenance? ›

Chevrolet Camaro Maintenance Costs

A Chevrolet Camaro will cost about $7,015 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This beats the industry average for popular coupe models by $408. There is also a 20.36% chance that a Camaro will require a major repair during that time.

Is Mustang better than Camaro? ›

The Camaro handles slightly better, though, despite its heavier weight, showing that there's some great engineering under the skin. Meanwhile, the Mustang's base 310-horsepower EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder engine outperforms the Camaro's base 275-horsepower turbo four.

What Camaro has the most HP? ›

These Are The Most Powerful Chevy Camaros Of All Time
  • 8/8 2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS – 325 HP.
  • 7/8 1997 Camaro LT4 SS – 330 HP.
  • 6/8 2009 Camaro SS – 426 HP.
  • 5/8 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 – 430 HP.
  • 4/8 2016 Camaro SS – 455 HP.
  • 3/8 2014 Camaro Z-28 – 505 HP.
  • 2/8 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 580 HP.
  • 1/8 2018 ZL1 1LE – 650 HP.
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What is the best Camaro in the world? ›

The Camaro SS is the best Camaro model. It's more powerful than base versions of the nameplate, but it's not as specialized as some of the higher-spec models like the Z28 and ZL1. The Camaro SS hits the right sweet spot among all these models.

What Camaro is reliable? ›

Is the Chevrolet Camaro Reliable? The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro has a predicted reliability score of 80 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

Are third gen Camaros going up in value? ›

Values for third-gen Z/28 and IROC-Z's have been moving upwards at a slow and steady pace. And future prospects look solid.

What is a 3rd gen Camaro worth? ›

A: The average price of a Chevrolet Camaro - 3rd Gen is $19,366.

Is a 3rd gen Camaro a classic? ›

Featuring owner-friendly fuel injection, usable horsepower and torque, and an ultra-deep aftermarket for mods thanks to the presence of Chevy's famed small block V8, the third-generation of the Camaro is perfect for anyone seeking a classic that can be enjoyed on a daily basis with a minimum of hassle.

What is the fastest 3rd gen Camaro? ›

The 1990 Camaro offered the most power of the third-gen at 245 horsepower. In fact, the research I did shows the 1990 IROC-Z traveled 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and tripped the quarter-mile lights in 14.20 seconds. Fun fact: The 1990 model year finished with the lowest production to date.

Is a 4 cylinder turbo faster than a V6 Camaro? ›

Turbo Four Is Small But Potent

Although the 3.6 liter V-6 beats it on horsepower, with 335 to the 2.0T's 275, the four-cylinder's 295 lb-ft out-torques the six by 11 lb-ft. That said, the 2.0T is slower to 60 mph than either the V-8 (4.1 seconds with an automatic transmission) or the V-6 (5.0 flat with a manual).

What Camaro has the fastest engine? ›

The reigning champion of the Camaro lineup is the ZL1. The original pony car, turned muscle car, turned supercar, now has a top speed of 200 mph. It's equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 650 hp. From 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, the ZL1 remains the fastest Camaro.

What will replace the Camaro after 2023? ›

All-Electric Performance Car to Follow the 2024 Camaro

Any follow-up will be a new vehicle built on a different platform. This replacement will use the new GM Ultium EV technology. The all-electric, four-door performance sedan concept aligns with the automaker's initiative to sell only electric vehicles by 2035.

Which Camaro has a Corvette engine? ›

Rumor has it the upcoming 2023 Chevy Camaro may come equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, the same V8 found behind the cabin of the mid-engine C8 Chevy Corvette Stingray.

What car is Chevy bringing back in 2023? ›

2023 Chevy Camaro Release Date & Rumors

The Camaro borrowed its currently available LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine from the C7 Corvette, after all. The 2023 Camaro SS and LT1 trim levels could offer 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque if it does.

Is Camaro faster than Mustang? ›

As tested by Motor Trend, the Chevy Camaro is faster than the Ford Mustang at every level and every distance. Their racecourse test saw the Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe get clocked a full 3.3 seconds faster than the Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback (80.67 to 83.97 seconds).

Is Camaro faster than Dodge? ›

The Camaro reaches 165 mph, while the Challenger can go up to 11 mph faster! Top-Tier Performance: The Chevy Camaro's most powerful engine is a 650-hp 6.2L V8. Still, it can't compare to the Dodge Challenger's 707-hp 6.2L V8, which gives it the pep it needs to reach 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.

Is a Camaro ZL1 faster than a hellcat? ›

The Hellcat Redeye came in nearly five seconds slower than the Camaro ZL1 1LE. While the 1LE set a new lap record on their track, the Hellcat Redeye came in behind a handful of cars, including the Honda Civic Type R, which has nearly 500 less horsepower than the Hellcat.

What does the z28 stand for on a Camaro? ›

The name Z/28 will be forever linked with the Chevrolet Camaro. In reality, it was a simple three digit, alphanumeric GM sales code for a "Special Performance Package" that was introduced in December 1966.

What does SS stand for in Camaro? ›

Diehard Chevy muscle-car fans will love the SS logos stitched into the seats. The SS moniker has a deep history, having adorned high-performance Chevys for dec...

Is a Camaro faster than a Ferrari? ›

With Senior Editor Tony Quiroga at the wheel, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE ripped off an impressive lap time of 2:45.00 at Virginia International Raceway. That quick enough for the track-ready Camaro to dispatch the Ferrari 488 GTB's time by .

Is a Ford GT faster than a Camaro? ›

It's a massive win for the Mustang GT again, as it clocks the quarter-mile in 12.65 seconds at 114.36 mph, while the better-equipped Camaro ZL1 runs the same in 18.97 seconds at 144.73 mph.

What year Camaro is the rarest? ›

The 10 Rarest Chevrolet Camaros Ever Made
  • 5/10 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 69 Units.
  • 4/10 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Race Car - 69 Units.
  • 3/10 1967 Chevrolet Camaro – 49 Units.
  • 2/10 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 'Hurst Sunshine Special' – 3 Units.
  • 1/10 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Convertible – 1 Unit.
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What year Camaro is the fastest? ›

The sixth generation's 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the fastest Camaro ever made. Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine producing 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, the Camaro ZL1 1LE does a 0-60 in 3.5-seconds and a quarter-mile in 11.4-seconds and will achieve a top speed of 193 mph.

What years were the 3rd gen Camaro? ›

3rd Generation Engines
  • 1982–1985: 151ci LQ8 / LQ9 Iron Duke I4.
  • 1982–1984: 173ci LC1 V6.
  • 1985–1989: 173ci LB8 V6.
  • 1990–1992: 191ci LH0 V6.
  • 1982–1983: 305ci LU5 V8.
  • 1982–1987: 305ci LG4 V8.
  • 1983–1986: 305ci L69 V8.
  • 1988–1992: 305ci LO3 V8.
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Are third-gen Camaros going up in value? ›

Values for third-gen Z/28 and IROC-Z's have been moving upwards at a slow and steady pace. And future prospects look solid.

Are 3rd gen Camaros good? ›

During the car's third generation, the Camaro came with all the glam rock sex appeal that the '80s had to offer. It had great handling, power that ranged from a perky 4 cylinder engine up to a V8, and a hatchback design that made the car suitable for daily driving as well as track days.

Why Camaro is not selling well? ›

The plant that builds the Camaro was shuttered more than once during the pandemic and production was affected as a result. GM is even taking features out of its trucks just to keep selling them. The company has also never made enough new Corvettes to satisfy demand.

What year Camaro had the most horsepower? ›

These Are The Most Powerful Chevy Camaros Of All Time
  • 8/8 2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS – 325 HP.
  • 7/8 1997 Camaro LT4 SS – 330 HP.
  • 6/8 2009 Camaro SS – 426 HP.
  • 5/8 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 – 430 HP.
  • 4/8 2016 Camaro SS – 455 HP.
  • 3/8 2014 Camaro Z-28 – 505 HP.
  • 2/8 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 580 HP.
  • 1/8 2018 ZL1 1LE – 650 HP.
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Do Camaros go up in value? ›

Chevrolet envisioned the Camaro as an affordable performance car, but these few models are skyrocketing in value.

Is a Corvette or Camaro faster? ›

Besides a significantly faster 0-60 mph time, the 2022 Corvette also has a faster 5-60 mph time than the Camaros. The C8 does it in 3.5 seconds while the stick-shift Camaro V6 and Turbo need 5.7 and 6.2 seconds, respectively, Car and Driver reports.

Is Camaro faster or Mustang? ›

Chevrolet Camaro: Performance. The entry-level Mustang's turbocharged, 2.3L four-cylinder eclipses the base Camaro's turbo 2.0L in horsepower, at 310hp compared to 275hp.

Whats faster Mustangs or Camaros? ›

As tested by Motor Trend, the Chevy Camaro is faster than the Ford Mustang at every level and every distance. Their racecourse test saw the Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe get clocked a full 3.3 seconds faster than the Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback (80.67 to 83.97 seconds).

What year did Camaro have a 350 engine? ›

The three-speed "Turbo Hydra-Matic 350" automatic became available starting in 1968.

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