Chevrolet Camaro 2nd Gen 1970-1981


April 30, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Chevrolet Camaro 2nd Gen Z/28 (1970)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
119
0-50 mph
5.2
0-60 mph
6.5
1/4 mile
14.5
BHP
360 @6000rpm (Gross HP)
Torque lbft
380 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
221 (Gross HP)
MPG UK/US
14/12
Engine capacity CC/CU
5735/350
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
189
Width (in)
74.4
Height (in)
50.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3580
Additional Info: A complete change in body style over the 1st gen Camaro (now a fastback). Available in numerous base configurations and as an RS (Rally Sport), SS (Super Sport) and Z28 (Special Performance Package) above. The SS396 was the most powerful factory Camaro in 1970 with 375 gross hp. The performance figures will vary depending on final drive options and it wasn’t unusual for a factory car capable of over 130mph.

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS (1970)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
118
0-60 mph
5.8
1/4 mile
14.2
BHP
360 @6000rpm (Gross HP)
Torque lbft
380 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
249 (Gross HP)
Engine capacity CC/CU
5735/350
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
188
Width (in)
74.4
Height (in)
50.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3185
Additional Info: RS = Rally Sport, which had a different grill and front nose piece. Also has round parking lights and quarter front bumpers. Note: some Z/28’s were ordered with and some without the RS option.

1970 Camaro Z28 1970 Camaro Z28 Engine

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (1972)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
124
0-60 mph
7.5
1/4 mile
15.5
BHP
255 @5600rpm (Net HP)
Torque lbft
280 @4000rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
5735/350
MPG UK/US
15/12
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
188
Width (in)
74.4
Height (in)
50.5
Additional Info: Production in 1972 was much reduced due to a strike at the Norwood plant, which resulted in many unfinished Camaros being scrapped as a change was required to the bumpers and associated bodywork. Power ratings are also now quoted in net hp.

1972 Camaro Z28

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (1978)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
?
0-60 mph
7.3
1/4 mile
15.8
BHP
185 @4000rpm (Net HP)
Torque lbft
280 @2400rpm
BHP per ton
113 (Net HP)
MPG UK/US
17/15
Engine capacity CC/CU
5735/350
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
189
Width (in)
74.5
Height (in)
50.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3590
Additional Info: A number of changes took place from 1973, with several different bumper types appearing and a change to the rear window. In 1977 the Z28 was back. In 1978 the Z28 gained a hood bulge/scoop. Some restyling upto 1981 kept the 2nd Gen Camaro going. A few special models were also built, such as the Yenko Turbo Z.

1979 Camaro Z28

 

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