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

The 1997 Camaro SS was a bargain of its times when compared the price to the performances, and, unlike many American cars, it was good on handling as well.

The SS badge was notorious in the mid-'60s when Chevrolet installed it on its most powerful versions such as the Chevelle, the Camaro or the Nova. It didn't use it only as a marketing tool. Those vehicles were powerful and special. The 1997 Camaro SS was no exception. Chevrolet asked the SLP performance to do their magic on the Camaro Z28 and they did.

Chevrolet didn't want the Camaro SS to be subtle. It added a composite hood with a big air-intake on it and a small wing-spoiler in the back. In the rear, it added a dual stainless steel exhaust that improved both the car's look and sound. The SS needed a set of Corvette ZR1-inspired 17" light-alloy wheels fitted with fat tires to improve the car's handling.

Inside, there were not too many differences when compared to a regular Camaro Z28. Chevrolet kept the dual-color upholstery on the bucket-seat with high bolstering. A new, six-speed, manual gearbox fitted with a Hurst gear knob was fitted as standard. To emphasize the particular model, Chevrolet stuck a specific badge on the ashtray's lid, on the center console.

Under the hood, the LT4 engine from the Z28 version was tuned by SLP. They were the same team that brought more power to the Pontiac Firebird. Due to a tuned intake system, the 5.7-liter V8 provided 25 more hp than the standard Z28. Thanks to the new 6-speed manual and to an optional Torsen limited-slip differential, the SS was able to hit the quarter-mile in 14 seconds flat.

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CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 1997 - 2002
  4 gasoline engines
  • 5.7L V8 4AT (320 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 4AT (325 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 6MT (320 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 6MT (325 HP)

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 5.7L V8 4AT (320 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 4AT (320 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5655 cm3
Power
238.6 KW @ 5200 RPM
324 HP @ 5200 RPM
320 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
345 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
468 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.6 gallons (59.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/40 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.5 in (4915 mm)
Width
74.1 in (1882 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
32.6 cuFT (923 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3439 lbs (1560 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4237 lbs (1922 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 5.7L V8 4AT (325 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 4AT (325 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5655 cm3
Power
242 KW @ 5200 RPM
329 HP @ 5200 RPM
325 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
475 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.6 gallons (59.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/40 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.5 in (4915 mm)
Width
74.1 in (1882 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
32.6 cuFT (923 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3433 lbs (1557 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4238 lbs (1922 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
Anniversary Edition

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 5.7L V8 6MT (320 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 6MT (320 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5655 cm3
Power
238.6 KW @ 5200 RPM
324 HP @ 5200 RPM
320 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
345 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
468 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.6 gallons (59.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/40 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.5 in (4915 mm)
Width
74.1 in (1882 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
32.6 cuFT (923 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3417 lbs (1550 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4237 lbs (1922 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 5.7L V8 6MT (325 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 6MT (325 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5655 cm3
Power
242 KW @ 5200 RPM
329 HP @ 5200 RPM
325 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
475 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.6 gallons (59.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
157.8 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/40 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.5 in (4915 mm)
Width
74.1 in (1882 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
32.6 cuFT (923 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3433.2 lbs (1557 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4238 lbs (1922 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
Anniversary Edition
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