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

By 1974 the oil crisis and the insurance premium cut through the muscle-car customers, and the carmakers had to adapt.

The Z28 Camaro was one of the smartest ways to do it.

Chevrolet introduced the second generation of the Camaro in 1970. It changed its category from muscle car to pony car, competing mainly against the Mustang and the Dodge Challenger, the latter being discontinued in 1974. GM tried to keep its promise and produced the Camaro in the Z28 package, which offered the LT1 engine and a few unique features.

Chevrolet offered an option for stripes on the hood and trunk lid for starters, with broad Z28 lettering on it. The overall length increased by seven inches (178 mm) due to the larger bumpers, mandatory for the 5 mph (8 kph) rule. A unique set of alloy wheels and sport door mirrors enhanced the car's profile, while at the back, the Z28 sported dual exhausts. But the most significant improvement over its predecessor was the unibody construction of the F-body platform, which reduced the weight and improved the handling.

Inside, the carmaker installed sport bucket seats with integrated headrests. Its dashboard sported the same wide cluster extended over the instrument panel and the center stack. It still featured rear seats but with minimal legroom and headroom due to the sloped-down greenhouse.

Under the hood, Chevrolet installed a 5.7-liter V-8 engine (350- cu. in.). It was fed through a four-barrel carburetor and provided a 245 hp SAE net. It sent the power to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox with an option for a three-speed automatic (mainly for the LT version than the Z28 models) to a positronic rear differential (self-locking).

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 1974 - 1977 12 Photos
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CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 1974 - 1977
  2 gasoline engines
  • 5.7L V8 3AT (245 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 4MT (245 HP)
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CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 Brochure

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 5.7L V8 3AT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 3AT (245 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5733 cm3
Power
182.7 KW @ 5200 RPM
248.4 HP @ 5200 RPM
245 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
380 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
F70 - 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.4 in (4963 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
49.1 in (1247 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60 in (1,557/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.9 in (124 mm)
Cargo Volume
6.4 cuFT (181 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3752 lbs (1702 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
10.5 mpg US (22.4 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 5.7L V8 4MT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 4MT (245 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5733 cm3
Power
182.7 KW @ 5200 RPM
248.4 HP @ 5200 RPM
245 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
380 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
F70 - 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.4 in (4963 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
49.1 in (1247 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60 in (1,557/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.9 in (124 mm)
Cargo Volume
6.4 cuFT (181 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3726 lbs (1690 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
11.9 mpg US (19.8 L/100Km)
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