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CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 1997-2002 Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 1997-2002 18 Photos
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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.

CHEVROLET Camaro Super Sport 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 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)
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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
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
Anniversary Edition
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