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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible

Chevrolet pulled out from its badge-bin the SS one and installed it on a car worth wearing it in 1997: the Camaro; and then added some open-top flavor.

The Super-Sport (SS) badge was well known in the mid-'60s when Chevrolet applied it on the most powerful versions of its muscle-cars such as the Nova, the Camaro, or the Chevelle. And it wasn't just a decal on the bodywork. Serious technical upgrades backed it.

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. Its canvas-roof was completely retractable behind the rear seats and hidden under a vinyl cover.

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. The bench was profiled for two but offered almost no legroom. A new, six-speed, manual gearbox fitted with a Hurst gear knob was fitted as standard. Chevrolet stuck a specific badge on the ashtray's lid to emphasize the particular model.

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 ponies than the standard Z28.

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

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

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 4AT (325 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5665 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
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/45 ZR 17
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.5 in (4915 mm)
Width
74.1 in (1882 mm)
Height
51.8 in (1316 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.5 cuFT (212 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3594 lbs (1630 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4260.1 lbs (1932 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 Convertible 5.7L V8 6MT (325 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 6MT (325 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5665 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
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
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/45 ZR 17
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.5 in (4915 mm)
Width
74.1 in (1882 mm)
Height
51.8 in (1316 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.5 cuFT (212 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3578.7 lbs (1623 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4260.1 lbs (1932 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
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