Camaro History

16 07 2009

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Derived from the French word for buddy or partner ( “comrade”), Camaro has since become known name and is synonymous with sports car and high performance. It is no secret that, if not for the Ford Mustang, you probably would not have a Chevrolet Camaro. Since 1964, General Motors had seen sales of the Ford Mustang that had reached 100,000 units per year. It needed a new car, with front engine, to make the horse gallop that Ford had for money.

It is no secret that, if not for the Ford Mustang, you probably would not have a Chevrolet Camaro. Since 1964, General Motors had seen sales of the Ford Mustang that had reached 100,000 units per year. It needed a new car, with front engine, to make the horse gallop that Ford had for money.

The Camaro debuted as a completely new model, but was developed jointly with the economic sedan 1968 Chevy II, so the two cars share some of the bodywork and chassis components, including the hood, the floor plate, the arrangement of lower front. The suspension front and rear basic axes. The basic engine of six cylinders Camaro played in the league of the economy and consumption reached up to 8.07 km / l. But the most serious of the Camaro could be created to review the correct combinations among the 81 options that were available from the factory. If that was not enough to build a Camaro to consumer tastes, had 41 other accessories installed in agencies with single computer. RPO designation, regular production option showed a factory option, not the agency.

The Camaro was maintained, but with great difficulty. Federal safety regulations on fuels and emissions, and poor sales led to the Z28 was discontinued in 1975. Consumer demand and sales of the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am forced to think about the Chevrolet Z28, and bring it back as mid-1977 model, with a special suspension and new cosmetic details. The engine options were reduced, so that by 1975 (a brand of low performance) had to choose between the basic six-cylinder engine and 105 horses and 350 two V8, developing the most powerful (the LM-1) about 155 conservative horses. The LM-1 increased 10 horses in 1976, but lost the basic V8 displacement 4999 cm3 to have (305 pulgadas3) and an output of 140 hp.

If fans could not buy Camaro high performance, they could at least console themselves with more luxury. The Camaro type LT joined the fleet in 1973 with a 145 hp V8, a full suite of tools, special trim and moldings. In typical fashion of the Camaro, the LT could be combined with packages of options or RS Z28. However, the choice of the Super Sport became history.

The year 1987 marked the return of convertible for the first time since 1969. And most important, the 350 Corvette V8 engine 225 hp (but with heads and cast iron exhaust manifolds different) are joined back to the fleet, and was available only in cupés SWIR.

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