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The Evolution of the Camaro

The 1960's gave birth to muscle cars, which resulted in the rise of a majorly competitive market for the must-have pony car. Fast, powerful, and sexy, they are sure to provide a thrilling experience t

The 1960's gave birth to muscle cars, which resulted in the rise of a majorly competitive market for the must-have pony car. Fast, powerful, and sexy, they are sure to provide a thrilling experience that stay true to their customs and traditions. Chevrolet has built a history of exceptional world-class cars that can outperform many of its competitors. The well-respected American company debuted its first long-hooded Camaro in 1967, taking the industry by storm. Since then, they have produced five generations of the Camaro, all of which have undergone various makeovers and major revamping, without cutting back on brute power and that rocket-like push muscle-heads crave and yearn for.

13 Camaro L48 Super Sport (1967-1969)

12 Camaro L30 5.4 (1967-1969)

From six-cylinder engines to a big-block 396, the L30 5.4 came with a few different options to choose from. Drivers could also choose between a two-door, 2+2 seating, coupe, or convertible. As a direct competitor of Ford’s mustang, this muscle car was built for diehard fans and packed a solid punch, boasting a front-mounted engine and a riveting rear-wheel-drive.

11 Camaro Z/28 (1970 - 1977)

The Z/28 marked the second generation of the famous pony car. Longer, lower, and wider, the all-new Camaro Z/28 featured a high-performance LT1 engine producing up to 360-horsepower. Overall, it performed far better than past engines and was built to be more versatile between the street and the track.

10 Camaro Super Sport (1971 - 1972)

In 1971, the second generation Camaro Super Sport surfaced featuring a reworked exterior that included a fastback roofline and ventless full door glass. The inside showcased numerous new qualities, one of which was a revamped dashboard that also contained an optional centre console. Since the SS did not meet emission regulations, nor the appropriate safety protocol and fuel economy, the model was discontinued by the end of 1972. As of 1973, customers would no longer be able to buy the car with a big-block 6.5-litre V8 engine.

9 Camaro (1982 - 1992)

8 Camaro (1990 - 1997)

7 Camaro Z/28 Convertible (1997 - 2002)

The Z/28 Convertible possessed the principal attributes of the fourth-generation 1993 Camaro. This model was assembled on an upgraded F-body platform, featuring an LT1 V8 engine with a six-gear manual gearbox and electronic injection of petrol. Unlike the Camaro Coupe, the Camaro Z/28 Convertible had a smaller cargo volume.

The fourth-generation of Chevrolet’s pony car, the Camaro Super Sport Convertible, maintained many of the same features as the original 1967 Camaro.

6 Camaro Z/28 Coupe (1997 - 2002)

5 Camaro (1997 - 2002)

4 Camaro Super Sport (2009 - Present)

3 Camaro (2009 - Present)

2 Camaro ZL1 (2012 - Present)

1 Camaro Z/28 (2013 - Present)

In 2013, Chevrolet introduced the ultimate Z/28 of any racer’s dreams. Lightweight and built for the track, it comes packed with a massive dry-sump 7.0-litre LS7 engine that can produce over 500-horsepower. While it may not meet the likes of the ZL1’s production of 580-horsepower, this beast is naturally aspirated. The sportscar is high-revving, equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes, integrated coolers for use on the track, and a great aerodynamic downforce.

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