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Old 02-10-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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Fun Camaro Comparison

Here are the the HP and Torque figures for both My 1974 and the 2010 Camaro LS

Cubic Inch...........Fuel System........Horsepower @ rpm.........Torque @ rpm

350 V8................1x2bbl................145 @ 3800..................250 @ 2200
221 V6................DFI....................304 @ 6400..................273 @ 5200

Mpg 1974 19 MPG hwy Observed
Mpg 2010 27 MPG hwy Estimated

I had the base 350 and with automatic, delux cloth interior, am-fm radio, and rally wheels it listed for $3,860.

by the way a 4 cyl, 90 hp Vega GT with air conditioning and automatic listed for $3,550. I had my choice between the two, I chose the Camaro.


Now your turn
If you have owned previous Camaros, go find the factory ratings for the engine you had in it, and post it comparing the factory ratings of the one in your 2010 Camaro.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Skyman, you forgot one key stat: the price. 1974 Camaro (8-cyl) $3,039.

I had a 1974 Z28, my first "real" car. Here are its stats:

1974 Camaro Z28
Z28 performance option $572

3840 lbs
350 V8 w/Rochester Quadrajet 4V carb
245 hp
280 torque
4-speed Borg-Warner manual
3.73:1 axle (posi-traction)
15x7 steel wheels w/F60-15 glass-belted white letter tires

More recently (from roadandtrack.com):

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....&page_number=3

2001 Camaro SS
$30,025

5.7 liter V8
325 hp
345 torque
6-speed manual
Goodyear F1 275/40ZR-17 tires
0-60 in 5.5 seconds
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:02 PM   #3
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Skyman, you forgot one key stat: the price. 1974 Camaro (8-cyl) $3,039.

I had a 1974 Z28, my first "real" car. Here are its stats:

1974 Camaro Z28
Z28 performance option $572

3840 lbs
350 V8 w/Rochester Quadrajet 4V carb
245 hp
280 torque
4-speed Borg-Warner manual
3.73:1 axle (posi-traction)
15x7 steel wheels w/F60-15 glass-belted white letter tires

More recently (from roadandtrack.com):

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....&page_number=3

2001 Camaro SS
$30,025

5.7 liter V8
325 hp
345 torque
6-speed manual
Goodyear F1 275/40ZR-17 tires
0-60 in 5.5 seconds
Thanks, I added the info for my car.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #4
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Here are mine, all but the 84 were bought new. All great cars in their own way....

84 Sport Coupe A4 LG4 V8 5.0 (305) 150@4000 240@2400 4bbl 3.08 ----
92 RS M5 LO3 V8 5.0 (305) 170@4000 255@2400 TBI 3.08
96 Z28 M6, LT1 V8 5.7 350 285@5200 325@2400 FI 3.42
99 SS M6 LS1 V8 5.7 (347) 327@5200 335@4000 FI 3.42
(This one ended up a 4.10 rear end, a hot cam, LS6 Intake and more)

2010 SS M6 LS3 V8 6.2 (376) 426@5000 420@4500 FI 3.45

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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1991 Pontiac Firebird Formula WS6

ohv V8 5.7 / 350

HP: 235-240

TQ: 340

4-speed automatic 17/25 mpg....4-speed automatic

curb weight - 3121 lbs
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:22 PM   #6
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Here's my 1980 Z28, the first new car I ever ordered (notice how everything was optional back in the day):

1980 Camaro Z28
Base price: $7505
Options: $2045

Custom blue buckets $353
Power Windows $143
Rear Defogger $107
Positraction $68
A1 Wheels $257
HD Battery $21
Tinted Glass $68
Mats $25
A/C $566
Tilt Wheel $81
Aux Lighting $33
Style Trim $78

350 c.i. (5.7 liter) V8 w/4bbl Rochester Quadrajet carb
190 hp @ 4200 rpm
280 lbs-ft @ 2400 rpm
M4
3.08 axle
3660 lbs (57.4%/42.6% F/R)
Goodyear Polysteel Radial 225/70R-15

0-60 8.5 seconds
1/4 mile 16.4 @ 86 mph


This car seemed fast at the time...

The second new car I ever ordered was a 1984 Z28:

1984 Camaro Z28
Base Price: $10,608
Options: $2399

Tinted Glass $110
Quiet Sound Group $72
Roof Drip Moldings $29
Body Side Moldings $55
Intermittant Wipers $50
Rear Defogger $140
A/C $730
Limited Slip Differential $95
Electronic Speed Control $175
L69 5.0 Liter 4-BBL V8 High Output $530
Tilt Steering $110
Aux Lighting $72
Halogen High Beam $10
HD Battery $26
Blue Custom Bucket $287

Small Block V8 5.0 Liter
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
190 hp @ 4800 rpm
240 lbs-ft @ 3200
M5
3.73:1 axle
P215/65R-15 Goodyear Eagle GT tires
3150 lbs (56%/44% F/R)
EPA 16 mpg

0-60 7.2 seconds
1/4 mile 15.2 @ 90 mph

This car was faster and handled MUCH better than the 1980. Car And Driver had an article in the May 1984 issue titled "The Best-Handling American Car Is..." where the competitors were:

Camaro Z28
Corvette Z51
Dodge Daytona Turbo Z
Ford Mustang SVO
Pontiac Fiero 2M4

The tests included skidpad, lane change, braking into corner, accelerating out of corner, SCCA Pro Solo gymkhana, and laps at Willow Springs track. Objectively, the Corvette won the competition by brute force, but in the subjective ratings, the Camaro Z28 was "The Winner by a Mile." Basically, the Camaro was much easier to drive at 10/10ths than the Corvette. The article ends by saying "All hail the best-handling car made in America: the Chevrolet Camaro Z28."
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:00 AM   #7
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This stuff is great... It shows how far the Camaro has come. How about some of the first gen owners... I would love to see your input.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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Camaro.......Engine....Trans..........HP.......... .......TQ............Rear end gear

1981 Z28....5.7L V8.....A3.......175@4,000......275@2,400.........3 .08
1991 RS......5.0L V8.....M5......170@4,000......255@2,400.........3. 08
1994 Z28....5.7L V8......A4......275@5,000......325@2,400.........2 .73
1998 SS......5.7L V8.....M6......320@5,200......335@4,000.........3. 42
(SS now)............................(430@5,900)....(42 5@4,700).......(3.73)
2011 SS......6.2L V8.....M6......426@5,900......416@4,600..........3 .45
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