Chevrolet Camaro 3rd Gen 1982-1992


May 1, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Chevrolet Camaro 3rd Gen Z/28 5.0 (1982)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
115
0-60 mph
9.7
1/4 mile
17.5
BHP
145 @4000rpm (Net HP)
Torque lbft
240 @2400rpm
BHP per ton
94 (Net HP)
MPG UK/US
19/16
Engine capacity CC/CU
4998/305
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.6:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
187.8
Width (in)
72.1
Height (in)
49.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3400
Additional Info: Other engines at around this time were a 90hp 2.5, a 112hp 2.8 V6 and a crossfire injection 5.0 V8 with 165hp. The 3rd gen Camaro is now much lighter with a sleeker body and more modern lines (for the time) and now has a opening rear hatchback. Also has much improved suspension and transmissions. The Camaro in 1982 won Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year”.

1984 Camaro

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 HO 5.0 (1984)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
110
0-50 mph
5.8
0-60 mph
7.9
1/4 mile
16.1
BHP
190 @4800rpm (Net HP)
Torque lbft
240 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
130 (Net HP)
MPG UK/US
19/16
Engine capacity CC/CU
4998/305
Engine type
V8 Carburettor (4 barrel)
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
187.8
Width (in)
72.8
Height (in)
50
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3225
Additional Info: Same engines as previous were also available. Car and Driver suggested that the 84 Z28 was the best handling car built in the USA at the time.

 

Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 5.0 (1985-1987)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
150
0-60 mph
6.6
1/4 mile
14.9
BHP
215 @4400rpm (Net HP)
Torque lbft
295 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
138 (Net HP)
MPG UK/US
20/17
Engine capacity CC/CU
4998/305
Engine type
V8 Tune Port Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
192
Width (in)
72.8
Height (in)
50.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3430
Additional Info: Same engines as previous were also available. IROC stands for International Race Of Champions. The IROC added improved suspension, larger wheels and tyres, deeper front spoiler and side sills and a decal package. Again Car and Driver put the IROC in their list of the best ten cars for 1985.

Camaro IROC-Z Camaro IROC-Z
1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z Convertible Camaro IROC-Z
Camaro IROC-Z Camaro IROC-Z Convertible

 

Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 5.7 (1987)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
150
0-60 mph
6.8
1/4 mile
15.3
BHP
225 @4200rpm (Net HP)
Torque lbft
320 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
142 (Net HP)
Engine capacity CC/CU
5733/350
Engine type
V8 Tune Port Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
192
Width (in)
72.8
Height (in)
50.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3490
Additional Info: I believe the line-up from 1987-1992 now consisted of a 135bhp 2.8 V6 (1987-1990), a 140bhp 3.1 V6 (1990-1992) a 165-170bhp 5.0 TBI V8 RS (1988-1992), a 195-230bhp 5.0 TPI V8 (1987-1992), a 225-230bhp 5.7 TPI V8 (240bhp 1990, 245bhp 1991-1992). A limted number of special cars from 1988 called the 1LE were built that had various options deleted and numerous performance options added making this a lighter car, generally better handling, stopping and faster car (60mph came up in low 6’s with 1/4 miles of around 14.8 secs). Also in 1987 a convertible was added. 1990 was the last year for the IROC.

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 5.0 (1987)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
140
0-50 mph
4.9
0-60 mph
6.7
1/4 mile
15.2
BHP
230 @4400rpm (Net HP)
Torque lbft
300 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
152 (Net HP)
MPG UK/US
22/18
Engine capacity CC/CU
5002/305
Engine type
V8 Tune Port Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
192
Width (in)
72.8
Height (in)
50.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3320

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1991-1992)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
146
0-60 mph
6.7
1/4 mile
15.2
BHP
245 @4400rpm
Torque lbft
345 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
161
Engine capacity CC/CU
5733/350
Engine type
V8 Tune Port Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
192.5
Width (in)
72.8
Height (in)
50.4
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3351
Additional Info: 1991 see’s a facelift with additional air ducts built into the front spoiler and side sills and for those that ordered it on the Z28, non-functional hood blisters and a high rise rear spoiler. The police/US government were also given the B4C code for their cars. A Heritage Package was offered as an optional extra for the 25th Anniversary Camaro in 1992, it consisted of hood and boot stripes, body colour grill, black headlamp pockets and a boot badge.

1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible 1992 Camaro Z28 Heritage Edition

 

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