After two years of watching the Ford Mustang enjoy huge success, General Motors launched the Chevrolet Camaro into the pony car segment. Chevrolet stated that the Camaro was named after the French word for comrade. The 1967 Camaro was based on the upcoming 1968 Chevy Nova platform.


 

First Generation

1967-1969

 

1967 Engines:

230 Inline 6 140 HP

250 Inline 6 155 HP

Z-28 302 V8 290 HP

327 V8 210 HP

327 V8 275 HP

350 V8 255 HP

(SS350) 350 V8 295 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 325 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 375 HP

Performance:

(Z-28) 302/290 HP 0-60 in 6.9 seconds, mile in 14.85

(SS350) 350/295: mile in 15.4 seconds

(SS396) 396/325 HP 0-60 in 6.0 seconds, mile in 14.5 seconds

 

1968 Engines:

230 Inline 6 140 HP

250 Inline 6 155 HP

327 V8 210 HP

327 V8 275 HP

350 V8 255 HP

(SS350) 350 V8 295 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 325 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 350 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 375 HP

Performance:

(SS396) 396/325 HP 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, mile in 15.0 seconds

 

1969 Engines:

250 Inline 6 155 HP

Z28 302 V8 290 HP

307 V8 200 HP

327 V8 210 HP

327 V8 275 HP

350 LM1 V8 255 HP

(SS350) 350 V8 300 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 325 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 350 HP

(SS396) 396 V8 375 HP

(COPO 9561) 427 V8 425 HP

(COPO 9560) 427 V8 430 HP

Performance:

(Z-28) 302/290 HP 0-60 in 7.4 seconds, mile in 15.12 seconds

(SS396) 396/375 HP 0-60 in 6.8 seconds, mile in 14.7 seconds

(COPO 9561) 427/425 HP 0-60 in 5.4 seconds, mile in 13.5 seconds

(COPO 9560) 427/430 HP 0-60 in 5.3 seconds, mile in 13.16 seconds

 


 

In 1970, halfway through the model year, Chevrolet released their second generation Camaro. This generation would last for 12 years and would see the once awesome Camaro become tamed by stricter emission and crash standards.

 

 

Second Generation:

1970- 1981

 

1970 Engines:

250 Inline 6 155 HP

307 V8 200 HP

L-65 350 V8 250 HP

Z-28 350 V8 360 HP

SS350 350 V8 300 HP

SS396 L-78 402 V8 350 HP

SS396 402 V8 375 HP

Performance:

Z-28 350/360 0-60 in 6.1 seconds, mile in 14.4 seconds

 

1971 Engines:

250 Inline 6 145 HP

307 V8 200 HP

L-65 350 V8 245 HP

L48 350 V8 270 HP

Z-28 350 V8 330 HP

SS350 350 V8 300 HP

SS396 L-78 402 V8 300 HP

 

1972 Engines:

250 Inline 6 110 HP

307 V8 130 HP

L-65 350 V8 165 HP

L48 350 V8 200 HP

Z-28 350 V8 255 HP

SS350 350 V8 300 HP

SS396 LS-3 402 V8 240 HP

 

1973 Engines:

250 Inline 6 100 HP

307 V8 115 HP

L-65 350 V8 145 HP

L48 350 V8 175 HP

Z-28 350 V8 245 HP

 

1974 Engines:

250 Inline 6 100 HP

307 V8 115 HP

L-65 350 V8 145 HP

California only: LM-1 350 V8 160 HP

L48 350 V8 175 HP

Z-28 350 V8 245 HP

 

1975 Engines:

250 Inline 6 105 HP

350 V8 145 HP

350 V8 155 HP

 

1976 Engines:

250 Inline 6 105 HP

LG-3 305 V8 140 HP

350 V8 165 HP

 

1977 Engines:

250 Inline 6 105 HP

LG-3 305 V8 140 HP

LM-1 California 350 V8 160 HP

LM-1 350 V8 170 HP

Z-28 350 V8 185 HP

 

1978 Engines:

250 Inline 6 California 90 HP

250 Inline 6 110 HP

LG-3 California 350 V8 135 HP

LG-3 350 V8 145 HP

LM-1 California 350 V8 160 HP

LM-1 350 V8 175 HP

Z-28 California 350 V8 175 HP

Z-28 350 V8 185 HP

 

1979 Engines:

250 Inline 6 California 90 HP

250 Inline 6 115 HP

LG-3 California 350 V8 125 HP

LG-3 350 V8 130 HP

LM-1 California 350 V8 165 HP

LM-1 350 V8 170 HP

Z-28 California 350 V8 170 HP

Z-28 350 V8 175 HP

 

1980 Engines:

LC-3 229 V6 115 HP

LD-5 California 231 V6 110 HP

L-39 267 V8 120 HP

LG-4 305 V8 155 HP

LG-4 California 305 V8 155 HP

Z-28 California LG-4 305 V8 165 HP

Z-28 350 V8 190 HP

 

1981 Engines:

LC-3 229 V6 110 HP

LD-5 California 231 V6 110 HP

L-39 267 V8 115 HP

LG-4 305 V8 150 HP

Z-28 LG-4 305 V8 165 HP

Z-28 350 V8 175 HP

 


 

The third generation Camaro debuted in 1982 as all new designs, including four cylinder engines, V- 6 engines, factory fuel injection, four- speed automatic transmission, five- speed manual transmissions, and hatchback body styles.

 

 

Third Generation:

1982- 1992

 

1982 Engines:

2.5 Inline 4: 90 HP

2.8 V6 112 HP

305 V8 145 HP

305 Cross Fire Injected V8 165 HP

 

1983 Engines:

2.5 Inline 4: 90 hp

2.8 V6 112 HP

305 V8 145 HP

305 Cross Fire Injection V8 165 HP

L69 350 H.O. V8 190 HP

 

1984 Engines:

2.5 Inline 4: 90 HP

2.8 V6 112 HP

305 V8 145 HP

L69 350 H.O. V8 190 HP

 

1985 Engines:

2.5 Inline 4: 90 HP

2.8 V6 135 HP

305 V8 145 HP

L69 350 H.O. V8 190 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

 

1986 Engines:

2.5 Inline 4: 90 HP

2.8 V6 135 HP

305 V8 145 HP

L69 350 H.O. V8 190 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

 

1987 Engines:

2.8 V6 135 HP

305 V8 165 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

IROC: 350 TPI V8 225 HP

 

1988 Engines:

2.8 V6 135 HP

305 V8 170 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

IROC: 350 TPI V8 225 HP

 

1989 Engines:

2.8 V8 135 HP

305 V8 170 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

IROC: 350 TPI V8 240 HP

 

1990 Engines:

3.1 V6 140 HP

305 V8 170 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

IROC: 350 TPI V8 240 HP

 

1991 Engines:

3.1 V6 140 HP

305 V8 170 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

IROC: 350 TPI V8 245 HP

 

1992 Engines:

3.1 V6 140 HP

305 V8 170 HP

305 TPI V8 215 HP

IROC: 350 TPI V8 245 HP

 


 

The fourth generation would be the best, and last, generation for the Camaro. These Camaros were the fastest, most powerful Camaros ever built. They were cancelled after the 2002 model year due to declining sales.

 

 

Fourth Generation:

1993- 2002

 

1993 Engines:

3.4 V6 160 HP

Z-28: LT1 350 V8 275 HP

Performance:

Z-28: 350/ 275: 0-60 in 6.3 seconds, mile in 14.8 seconds

 

1994 Engines:

3.4 V6 160 HP

Z-28: LT1 350 V8 275 HP

 

1995 Engines:

3.4 V6 160 HP

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LT1 350 V8 275 HP

 

1996 Engines:

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LT1 350 V8 275 HP

SS: LT1 350 V8 305 HP

 

1997 Engines:

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LT1 350 V8 305 HP

SS: LT1 350 V8 305 HP

SS: LT1 350 V8 330 HP

 

1998 Engines:

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LS1 350 V8 305 HP

SS: LS1 350 V8 320 HP

 

1999 Engines:

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LS1 350 V8 305 HP

SS: LS1 350 V8 320 HP

 

2000 Engines:

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LS1 350 V8 305 HP

SS: LS1 350 V8 320 HP

 

2001 Engines:

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LS1 350 V8 310 HP

SS: LS1 350 V8 320 HP

Performance:

Z-28: 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, mile in 14.0 seconds

 

2002 Engines:

3.8 V6 200 HP

Z-28: LS1 350 V8 310 HP

SS: LS1 350 V8 320 HP

Performance:

Z-28: 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, mile in 14.0 seconds

SS: 0-60 in 5.3 seconds, mile in 13.7  seconds

 

 

 


 

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