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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

The muscle-car era was close to its end, and General Motors knew it, but it still didn't want to give up and produced a few models that could still shred their tires on the drag-strips, and not only there.

After introducing the second generation of the Camaro, it understood that it had to make its nameplate live a the same heights as its predecessor. Thus, it was almost mandatory to offer an SS version for this pony car, even though it couldn't provide it for more than a year. There were higher insurance costs and, moreover, there were new upcoming emission rules that could prevent carmakers from providing high-powered vehicles for anybody.

Featuring an almost identical shape to its siblings, the SS version of the Camaro was the sportier version. It featured a black mesh grille behind the slim bumper supported by two struts. An SS badge adorned it. The round headlights were complemented by the parking lights and the blinkers mounted under the bumper. Lower, a black apron limited the air going under the vehicle. At the back, an integrated spoiler completed the car's sporty image.

Inside, the carmaker offered a pair of black, vinyl-covered bucket seats at the front. The dashboard showed a six-dial layout, with the speedometer and the tachometer separated by the automatic-transmission indicator.

Under the hood, the 396 powerplant was a far cry from its predecessors. Due to the new measuring systems and the stricter emission regulations, the V8 engine produced an advertised 400 horses. As an option, Chevrolet also offered a 347 unit that provided 300 ponies.

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 1971 - 1972 14 Photos
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CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 1971 - 1972
  2 gasoline engines
  • 5.7L V8 4AT (305 HP)
  • 6.5L V8 4AT (408 HP)

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 5.7L V8 4AT (305 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 4AT (305 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5735 cm3
Power
224 KW @ 4800 RPM
305 HP @ 4800 RPM
300 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
380 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
515 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.2 in (4755 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
50.5 in (1283 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60 in (1,557/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.8 cuFT (164 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3609 lbs (1637 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
31 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Highway
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
25.4 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 6.5L V8 4AT (408 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.5L V8 4AT (408 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6489 cm3
Power
300 KW @ 4800 RPM
408 HP @ 4800 RPM
402 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
400 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
542 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.2 in (4755 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
50.5 in (1283 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60 in (1,557/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.8 cuFT (164 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
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