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

Chevrolet offered the Z28 package on the first-generation Camaro Z28 to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am Series.

In 1977, the American carmaker revived that badge for the second generation.

The Camaro was one of the most famous muscle-cars. After the CAFE rules and the first oil crisis started, that era ended. But the nameplate survived on the market as an affordable sports car. The second generation of the Camaro stormed the showroom doors in 1970, but its weak engines were far from the big-block V8 engines' glorious days. But then, the Z28 showed up again.

You didn't have to be a car specialist to recognize a Z28. Apart from the badges installed on the front fenders, the car received a small update for the radiator's grille as well. Starting with 1978, the Z28 featured a power dome in the hood, with a fake air-intake. Later on, that became functional, and some additional exhaust vents were cut in the front fenders.

Inside, the Z28 was fitted as standard with the minimal requirements for a street vehicle, but there was a long list of options available. The power-windows, air-conditioning, and the stereo-cassette player were the usual items chosen by customers.

The Z28 was fitted with a 5.7-liter engine, available in a few power outputs depending on the manufacturing year and options. The standard transmission was with four-on-the-floor, while a 3-speed automatic was offered as an option. The positronic differential was part of the standard Z28 package.

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 1977 - 1981 21 Photos
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CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 1977 - 1981
  4 gasoline engines
  • 5.7L V8 3AT (175 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 3AT (185 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 4MT (175 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 4MT (185 HP)

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 5.7L V8 3AT (175 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 3AT (175 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5735 cm3
Power
130.5 KW @ 3800 RPM
177.4 HP @ 3800 RPM
175 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
270 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
366 Nm @ 2400 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
G70 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
197.6 in (5019 mm)
Width
74.5 in (1892 mm)
Height
49.2 in (1250 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60 in (1,557/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Cargo Volume
6.4 cuFT (181 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
13 mpg US (18.1 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 5.7L V8 3AT (185 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 3AT (185 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5733 cm3
Power
138 KW @ 4000 RPM
188 HP @ 4000 RPM
185 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
380 Nm @ 2400 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
G70 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
197.6 in (5019 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
49.2 in (1250 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60.1 in (1,557/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Cargo Volume
6.3 cuFT (178 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3549 lbs (1610 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 5.7L V8 4MT (175 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 4MT (175 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5735 cm3
Power
130.5 KW @ 3800 RPM
177.4 HP @ 3800 RPM
175 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
270 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
366 Nm @ 2400 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
G70 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
197.6 in (5019 mm)
Width
74.5 in (1892 mm)
Height
49.2 in (1250 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60 in (1,557/1,524 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Cargo Volume
6.4 cuFT (181 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13 mpg US (18.1 L/100Km)
Highway
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro Z28 5.7L V8 4MT (185 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 4MT (185 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5733 cm3
Power
138 KW @ 4000 RPM
188 HP @ 4000 RPM
185 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
380 Nm @ 2400 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
G70 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
197.6 in (5019 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
49.2 in (1250 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.3/60.1 in (1,557/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Cargo Volume
6.3 cuFT (178 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3549 lbs (1610 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
18.1 mpg US (13 L/100Km)
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