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Chevrolet Camaro



History

Fourth Generation

1993-2002






Introduction: The fourth generation would be the greatest, and last, generation for the Camaro. These Camaros are, without a doubt, the fastest, most powerful Camaros ever built. But declining sales could not save them from cancelation after the 2002 model year.


1993 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The Camaro was all new for 1993, the start of its fourth, and last, generation. All though most of the floor stamping and rear suspension was carried over, the 1993 Camaro featured new plastic front fenders, a new short-arm/long-arm front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and an all new sleek styling. The model lineup was simplified to just the base Sport Coupe powered by a 3.4 liter V6 rated at 160bhp and the Z28 with the Corvette's 5.7 liter LT1 small-block V8 under-rated at 275 bhp. Once again, the convertible was gone. The LT1 was easily the most powerful small-block installed in a Camaro since its namesake, the 1970 LT-1 (note the dash), and, considering the change in gross vs. net ratings, may have been more powerful. The Z28 could be ordered with either a four-speed automatic or six speed manual transmission, and came standard with 16 inch wheels and tires, four wheel anti-lock brakes, and a black colored roof, standard. Z28 prices started at less than $17,000, making it a true performance bargin. Once again, a Camaro paced the Indianapolis 500 and black replica cars were offered. Unlike 1982, no modifications were necessary on the actual pace car.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.4 V6 160 bhp.
Z28: LT1 5.7 V8 275 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 325 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm.

Performance:
Z28: 5.7/275: 0-60 in 6.3 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.8 seconds @ 97 mph


1994 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The convertible returned for 1994, with a significantly stiffer chassis than previous versions. The automatic transmission in both the convertible and sport coupe was now an electronically controlled version of the 4L60.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.4 V6 160 bhp.
Z28: LT1 5.7 V8 275 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 325 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm.

Performance:
N/A


1995 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The Z28 received only minor changes for 1995, including available traction control and all-season tires. A 3.8 liter V6 (the "3800") rated at 200 bhp was now optional in the base sport coupe.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.4 V6 160 bhp.
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LT1 5.7 V8 275 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 325 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm.

Performance:
N/A


1996 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The 3800 engine became the new standard engine in the base sport coupe. This meant that the weakest 1996 Camaro was more powerful than the most powerful 1984 Camaro. In celebration, the RS name reappeared as a spoiler and ground effects package on the base Sport Coupe. Meanwhile, the Z28 saw its V8 jump to 285bhp. But the big news was the return of the SS. Chevrolet teamed up with SLP Engineering to bring back the SS name by taking the Z28 and adding engine tweaks and 17" five-spoke wheels fitted with P245/40ZR17 BFGoodrick Comp T/A tires. The SS, with an impressive 305bhp rating, was the first Camaro to break the 300 net bhp barrier. To celebrate the Camaro's 30th anniversary, Chevrolet offered a specially optioned white Z28 with orange stripes and orange houndstooth upholstery (just like the 1969 Pace car)

Production: ?

Engines:
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LT1 5.7 V8 275 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 325 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm.
SS: LT1 5.7 V8 305 bhp.

Performance:
N/A


1997 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: To celebrate the Camaro's 30th anniversary, Chevrolet offered a specially optioned white Z28 with orange stripes and orange houndstooth upholstery (just like the 1969 Pace car). Otherwise, new "tri-color" taillamps were added to all models and SLP produced an extremely limited run (106 cars) of Camaro Z28s equipped with the Corvette LT4 5.7 liter V8 rated at 330bhp.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LT1 5.7 V8 275 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 325 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm.
SS: LT1 5.7 V8 305 bhp.
SS: LT1 5.7 V8 330 bhp.

Performance:
N/A


1998 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The Camaro received its first (and only) styling update in 1998 with the addition of a new front fascia. But the big news was under the hood where the Z28 received the Corvette's new all-alluminum small block, the LS-1. The first all-aluminum Camaro engine since the 1969 ZL-1, the LS-1 was rated at a strong 305bhp. Furthermore, Chevrolet made the SS model official by producing it itself, and it featured the LS-1 with standard Ram Air to generate 320 bhp.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LS1 5.7 V8 305 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 320 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.
SS: LS1 5.7 V8 320 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 345 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.

Performance:
N/A


1999 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The 1999 Camaro continued with the only changes being an electronic throttle control on V6 models, a new oil life monitor, and a Torsen limited slip differential.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LS1 5.7 V8 305 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 320 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.
SS: LS1 5.7 V8 320 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 345 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.

Performance:
N/A


2000 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The only changes for 2000 were radio controls integrated into the steering wheel, body-color side mirrors, some new interior fabrics, and an optional 12 disc CD changer.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LS1 5.7 V8 305 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 320 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.
SS: LS1 5.7 V8 320 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 345 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.

Performance:
N/A


2001 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: Once again, changes were minimal for 2001, with only restyled 16-inch wheels, a new paint color, and 5 extra horsepower for the LS-1 engine.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LS1 5.7 V8 310 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.
SS: LS1 5.7 V8 320 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 345 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.

Performance:
Z28: 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.0 seconds @ 101.3 mph.
SS: 0-60 in 5.3 seconds, 1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds @ 105.6 mph.


2002 Chevrolet Camaro






Comments: The writing was on the wall, and 2002 would be the last year for the Camaro. Changes were understandably minimal and included new sound systems, a standard automatic transmission for V6 convertibles, and a new power steering cooler for Z28s. But Chevrolet did celebrate the 35th (and last) anniversary of the Camaro with a special graphics package for the Z28 SS coupe and convertible. The stripes and logos of the 35th Anniversary package were attractive, but couldn't keep the Camaro from being cancelled after the 2002 model year.

Production: ?

Engines:
3.8 V6 200 bhp.
Z28: LS1 5.7 V8 310 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.
SS: LS1 5.7 V8 320 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 345 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.

Performance:
Z28: 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.0 seconds @ 101.3 mph.
SS: 0-60 in 5.3 seconds, 1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds @ 105.6 mph.








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